The Commuter tells the story of a former police officer (Neeson) who is given the task of finding a random person on the train that he's never met. This task is assigned to him by a woman he doesn't know. Why would agree to do it? He just lost his job, his son is about to go off to college and his family is behind on their mortgage payments. And the woman offered him $100,000 and is threatening to hurt his family if he refuses to do what he is asked to do. The only thing is, he doesn't know what will happen to the person once he identifies them. It is not an easy plot to explain without it sounding far-fetched and outrageous. But it is meant to me an intense thriller action movie, so the fact that the plot makes sense while you are watching the movie is all that really matters. Right?
And it is badass Liam Neeson, his delightful accent, and a lot of action on a train. If you are looking for an Oscar contender, go see another movie. If you are looking to be entertained, then this movie won't let you down. My whole family enjoyed this one.
And this is the kind of movie you can watch and not have to cringe throughout the movie as non-vegan elements are tossed in without thought. Other than Liam Neeson's character carrying what appears to be a leather bag and using the phrase 'trimming the fat' in a way that had nothing to do with animals, this movie is devoid of any blatant non-vegan food or references.
Elements in the movie that are possibly disturbing to a vegan:
1. Nothing glaring. Just what appears to be a leather bag and the use of the phrase 'trimming the fat' in a way unrelated to animals.