I read somewhere that this is a bad version of Gone Girl. I don’t think that’s entirely accurate. Based on the popular Paula Hawkins book, and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help). The Girl on the Train is a decent psychological thriller with a few twists and turns; some of them predictable, and some of them not. The tension works well, but Emily Blunt. EMILY BLUNT. She is a force to be reckoned with.