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


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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NOTHING tests a friendship like murder. See more »


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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peligrosa compañía  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£120,365 (UK) (8 April 2011)

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


When Stephen taps Sara on the shoulder, startling her, she gets up and hugs him, placing her head on his right shoulder. However, in the next shot, she is still hugging him, but her head is resting on his left shoulder. See more »


Alison Evans: Rebecca is doing really well?
Sara Matthews: She's doin' good.
Alison Evans: She's taking her medication?
Sara Matthews: Medication...?
[Rebecca walks down stairs]
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Featured in 'The Roommate': Dressing Dangerously (2011) See more »


Written by Chuck Kentis, David Palmer and Natasha Pearce
Performed by Dekoder
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7 February 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow this movie is bad. The writing is terrible and the acting is not much better than terrible. If you took any kid in school sat them down and told them to write a scary horror movie that is set on a university/college campus this is pretty much what they would come up with exactly. It is very predictable and you can see the attacks coming a mile away. Basically without ruining any of it I can say this is a girl who is obviously stuck with a roommate in college who she does not know but the chick turns out to be completely insane and tries to take over and keeps attacking and scaring her to death, almost literally to death. The movie is so stupid you will laugh at different places but it is not meant to be at all funny so this is just a terrible movie.

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