MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 33 this week

The Roommate (I) (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  4 February 2011 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 26,675 users   Metascore: 23/100
Reviews: 111 user | 137 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

College student Sara finds that her new roommate Rebecca has an obsession with her, which quickly turns violent.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 06 Sep 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Roommate" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Roommate (2011)

The Roommate (2011) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Roommate.

User Polls

7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sorority Row (2009)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler
Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher
Never Cry Werewolf (TV Movie 2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Jared Martin moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog. Although everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him, Loren ... See full summary »

Director: Brenton Spencer
Stars: Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Peter Stebbings
Monte Carlo (2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.

Director: Thomas Bezucha
Stars: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy
Prom Night I (2008)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

Director: Nelson McCormick
Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup
Too Young to Marry (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married. Jess gets accepted at ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Poulette
Stars: Nina Dobrev, Dillon Casey, Polly Draper
Chloe (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
My Daughter's Secret (TV Movie 2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A 17-year-old girl is persuaded to act as a look-out when her boyfriend robs the store where her mother works.

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Jennifer Grant, Nina Dobrev, Catherine Mary Stewart
Inside I (2006)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man's interest in a couple leads to chilling and heartbreaking results.

Director: Jeff Mahler
Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Cheryl White, Kevin Kilner
The Deadly Pledge (TV Movie 2007)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Samantha Willows, a college freshman, looks to pledge a sorority. Unbeknownst to Sam, it is haunted by a former pledge taking revenge on those who wronged her.

Director: Bert Kish
Stars: Leighton Meester, Kailin See, Lisa Marie Caruk
The Oranges (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.

Director: Julian Farino
Stars: Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.

Director: Frank Whaley
Stars: Leighton Meester, Olivia Luccardi, Debra Messing
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Interview and commentary with cast and crew and film scholars of the TV series The Vampire Diaries (2009) exploring the popularity of vampires and the fans who love them.

Stars: Angela Aleiss, Matthew Davis, Nina Dobrev
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leighton Meester ...
...
...
...
...
Irene (as Danneel Harris)
...
Rebecca's Mom
...
Rebecca's Dad
...
Professor Roberts
...
...
Jason
...
Kim (as Katerina Graham)
Johannes Raassina ...
Band Member
Cameron Fisher Brousseau ...
Band Member
Evan Michael Brown ...
Band Member
...
Frat Boy
Edit

Storyline

Fresh from Des Moines, Iowa, Sara Matthews has just landed in Los Angeles as a college freshman studying fashion design. She meets handsome Stephen, party-lover Tracy, and roommate Rebecca. Rebecca is nice, sweet and ready to share everything with Sara. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. But Tracy is convinced that there's something seriously wrong with Rebecca and bad things start happening to everyone close to Sara. If Sara is to have a normal college experience, she's going to have to get to the bottom of what's up with Rebecca and quickly get out of her clutches. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

NOTHING tests a friendship like murder. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peligrosa compañía  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,002,635 (USA) (4 February 2011)

Gross:

£120,365 (UK) (8 April 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It takes Sara one hour into the film to realize that Rebecca is psychotic. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is choking Sara her hair is blonde again when shown from the front and brown when shown from the back. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Evans: [as Rebecca drives to her family's mansion]
Sara Matthews: This is your home?
Rebecca Evans: It was never a home when I lived here.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 'The Roommate': Dressing Dangerously (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

ABC's
Written by Gerald Eaton, K'Naan (as Keinan Warsame) and Brian West
Performed by K'Naan featuring Chubb Rock
Courtesy of A&M/Octone Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A decent thriller...
6 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Roommate is one of those films, that when you first the trailer, you think to yourself, "This is gonna suck". But only when you actually see the film do you realize that you were only partly wrong. The Roommate's premise is simple enough. A young pretty girl is being stalked and obsessed with by her roommate. The film revolves around Sarah (Minka Kelly) who is on her own, going to college and learning new things. Little does she know that she has a stalker roommate, Rebecca (Leighton Meester). As soon as Rebecca and Sarah become closer to each other, strange events begin to occur. Each of Sarah's close friends or allies becomes hurt, or sometimes even killed. I wonder who could've done this?

The good thing about The Roommate is that it is a pretty decent thriller. Even though it doesn't even come close to meeting the standards of a horror movie, it still delivers some chills and even some cheap jump scares. The acting is good as well. With the exception of Minka Kelly. Cam Gigandet delivers a solid sometimes annoying performance as Sarah's new beau. Even though he is not in the film for long, he lifts our spirits when things are going rough, which is pretty much every 10 minutes. But the real scene stealer here is Leighton Meester as the crazed roommate. Meester delivers a believable potent performance, psychotic one moment and sweet the next.

The bad things about the film are that in the very beginning it moves far too fast. Jumping from one thing to the next in the blink of an eye. Also, the writing really could've used a makeover. I mean, the dialogue in this film is ridiculous. All in all, the film is at times stupid and the deaths aren't very well executed, if executed at all. But the acting and characters keep you around for the show. Overall, The Roommate is a film I would recommend, but only to open-minded movie watchers.


32 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
was Rebecca homosexual? PurpleKitten19
Minka Kelly's acting hey-spongebob
Poor Kitty!:( PurpleKitten19
4.4? Come on. It wasn't THAT bad. mikemike-14
Extremely weird question, but oh well. JackBandit1
unanswered questions galore!! mcnicholask2
Discuss The Roommate (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?