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The Roommate (2011)

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When college freshman Sara arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, Rebecca, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

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Rebecca's Mom
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Professor Roberts
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Kim (as Katerina Graham)
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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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"SWF college student seeks same. Must be willing to share - everything. Killer personality a plus." ...Say hello to Rebecca. See more »

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4 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Peligrosa compañía  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,300,107 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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The college and ominous looking stairs leading to it on the movie poster is an actual college in Winfield, Ks. Southwestern College and it's 77 steps are frequently used as backdrops in photos and used for exercise. See more »

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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 »

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Maria: [Maria gets up]
Rebecca Evans: Rebecca.
Rebecca Evans: [Rebecca turns around]
Maria: We were never friends.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Melting Inside
Written by Ken Andrews, Charlotte Martin, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Sharky Laguana and Fernando Sanchez
Performed by Digital Noise Academy
Courtesy of Echofield Recordings
By Arrangement with Coda Music Inc.
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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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