Rachel (Blunt) is a divorced, ‘barren’, unhappy and increasingly unhinged alcoholic who fears she’s lost control of everything. Every day Rachel rides the train to work and every day she passes her old house, where her ex now lives with his new family.
To distract from the pain caused by happy memories, she fixates on the life of an attractive, ‘perfect’ couple that live a few doors down. One day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before.
Tate Taylor, director of award-winning The Help adapts Paula Hawkins’ novel into a psychological thriller reminiscent of Gone Girl.