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The Roommate (I) (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  4 February 2011 (USA)
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College student Sara finds that her new roommate Rebecca has an obsession with her, which quickly turns violent.

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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

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She's cute...loyal...and a psychotic. No one's perfect. See more »

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4 February 2011 (USA)  »

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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)
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Cam Gigandet himself played a role similar to that of Rebecca, as a psychopath obsessed with a woman in Trespass (2011) released the same year. See more »

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At the end, when we see the utility knife fall out of the purse, it has a white handle. In the next shot, it's a different utility knife with a black handle. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Evans: Listen to me... all I ever wanted was to be your friend...
Sara Matthews: Rebecca, I am your friend...
Rebecca Evans: No you're not!
Sara Matthews: Yes I am...
Rebecca Evans: No. You're not. We're here because you betrayed me.
Sara Matthews: Rebecca, I'm your friend...
Rebecca Evans: STOP! STOP SAYING THINGS YOU DON'T MEAN! I protected you! I protected you against that WHORE Tracy and that NASTY little kitten! That scum bag of a professor! Even that loser ex-boyfriend of yours!
Sara Matthews: What did you do to him?
Rebecca Evans: I got rid of them all for YOU!
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Tie You Down
Written by Phil Beaudreau (as Philip Bernard Beaudreau), Johannes Raassina, Evan Michael Brown, Cameron Fisher Brousseau and David Middleton
Performed by Shaimus
Courtesy of North Star Media/Shaimus Entertprises
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The movie fails on almost every count but it's still mildly amusing.
8 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'THE ROOMMATE': Two Stars (Out of Five)

New variation on 'SINGLE WHITE FEMALE', this one revolving around two college freshmen living on campus together at ULA. It stars 'GOSSIP GIRL's Leighton Meester as the psycho student and Minka Kelly as the good girl. The film is directed by Christian E. Christiansen and written by first time writer Sonny Mallhi. It's mildly amusing at times but for the most part it's routine and devoid of thrills or any real action.

Kelly plays Sara Matthews and Meester plays Rebecca Evans. When the two first meet in the dorm room they've both been given they immediately hit it off. What Sara doesn't realize is that she's made too much of an impression on Rebecca and she quickly becomes obsessed with her. Sara is also troubled by an ex-boyfriend (Matt Lanter) who keeps calling but has met a new love interest in drummer Stephen Morterelli (Cam Gigandet). This doesn't sit well with Rebecca who wants Sara all to herself. Her obsession turns to creepy and dangerous really fast.

The film is very light on thrills and violence (for a thriller). The first two thirds of the film actually play out more like a depressing character study drama leaving the viewer feeling more sorry for Rebecca than afraid of her but then of course the end turns to routine third act 'B' movie trash and we finally get some action. Meester is somewhat good as the troubled student and Kelly looks beautiful but for the most part the movie has no real acting to speak of. The dialogue is weak and scares and thrills, like I said, are nearly nonexistent. The movie fails on almost every count but it's still mildly amusing. I give it some credit for not putting me to sleep but it's mostly a waste.

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