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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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Irene (as Danneel Harris)
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Rebecca's Mom
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Professor Roberts
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Jason
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Kim (as Katerina Graham)
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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

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2,000 colleges. 8 million roommates. Which one will you get? See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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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)
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Billy Zane and Frances Fisher previously worked together in Titanic (1997), though they share no scenes together in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is lying on the floor after Sarah stabbed her in the back, at first there is a piece of hair falling across her face. The camera then flips to Sarah, then when it comes back to a closeup of Rebecca's face, the hair is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Maria: [Maria gets up]
Rebecca Evans: Rebecca.
Rebecca Evans: [Rebecca turns around]
Maria: We were never friends.
Rebecca Evans: ...
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Surrender
Written by Andrea Wasse and Jason Smith
Performed by Digital Daggers
Courtesy of EMI Entertainment World Inc.
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This 'Roommate' Needs to be Evicted
20 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie a whole lot better when it was called "Single White Female" starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh -- however I understand where the creators of this movie wanted to make a slightly-less intense version for the kiddies out there.

This movie is humiliatingly bad, though. Sara Matthews (Kelly) gets to college, sets up her stuff and then one of her friends, Tracy (Michalka) steals her away to go to a party. Once there, she runs into Stephen (Gigandet) and instantly starts to fall for him. The next morning, Sara meets her new roommate, Rebecca (Meester).

The fixation starts innocently enough and of course, Sara is oblivious to all of it because that's what these kind of movies need: incredibly stupid characters. This movie was actually a hit in the theaters when it came out (yeah, I know $40 million isn't much but it only had a budget of $16 million) and for the life of me, I can't figure out why. I suppose most of the audience was teenagers (12-16) because a lot of the older kids would have laughed at just how silly the 'climax' of this movie came about. Not to mention that everything was given away by the trailer -- the movie's biggest secret actually appeared in the movie's trailer -- a line spoken by Rebecca's mom (Fisher) and an ending that's so anti-climactic and just plain ridiculous you will actually cringe and maybe even yell at your TV.

Maybe I'm missing the point, maybe this movie is supposed to scare our kids and teach them about strangers? That's an extreme reach, I know... but I'm lost here as to how this movie even got past the design stage. And don't blame the actors, in the end I know it's all about exposure and a paycheck for them -- hell, I'd act in the lowest budget movie ever just to get my name out there and they did a good job with what they had to work with. Nope, this one lies strictly on the screenwriter (a first timer, Sonny Mallhi). He's done some executive producing (whatever that is) on more intense thrillers (The Strangers, Shutter), so my guess is that he was only in it for a paycheck and fame, as well. I guess the last laugh is at our expense. See more reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: D-


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