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The Roommate -- Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet star in this terrifying thriller about a college freshman who realizes that her new best friend is obsessive, unbalanced... and maybe even a killer!
The Roommate -- College student Sara finds her safety jeopardized after she's assigned to a dorm room with a new roommate, Rebecca.
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The Roommate -- Interview: "Minka Kelly On What Drives Rebecca"


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Writers (WGA):
Sonny Mallhi (written by) and
Nick Bylsma (writer)
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Release Date:
4 February 2011 (USA) See more »
2,000 colleges. 8 million roommates. Which one will you get? See more »
College student Sara finds that her new roommate Rebecca has an obsession with her, which quickly turns violent. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Leighton Meester ... Rebecca

Minka Kelly ... Sara Matthews

Cam Gigandet ... Stephen

Aly Michalka ... Tracy

Danneel Ackles ... Irene (as Danneel Harris)

Frances Fisher ... Rebecca's Mom

Tomas Arana ... Rebecca's Dad

Billy Zane ... Professor Roberts

Nina Dobrev ... Maria

Matt Lanter ... Jason

Kat Graham ... Kim (as Katerina Graham)
Johannes Raassina ... Band Member
Cameron Fisher Brousseau ... Band Member
Evan Michael Brown ... Band Member

Alex Meraz ... Frat Boy

Jerrika Hinton ... Shiana

Jennifer Cadena ... Dorm R.A.

Adam Saunders ... Handsome Guy

Cory Tucker ... Club Bartender

Will McFadden ... Club Guy

Sam J. Warner ... Club Guy (as Munda Razooki)

Ryan Doom ... Rick

Carrie Finklea ... Bookstore Girl
Andrej Nagy ... Older Designer
Ashleigh Falls ... Make-Up Girl

Jacqueline Mazarella ... Woman Professor

Nathan Parsons ... Coffee Shop Cashier
Elena Franklin ... Maria's Girlfriend

Lauren Storm ... Maria's Girlfriend

Stacy Barnhisel ... Librarian

Cherilyn Wilson ... Frat Party Girl
A.J. Hunt ... Tattoo Artist

G.O. Parsons ... Mocha Kid
Brian David Miller ... Frat Bouncer
Jake Perry ... Slacker Co-Worker
Cayla Korven ... Tracy's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauren Alfano ... Samantha Tangent (uncredited)

Jenna Bryant ... Jen (uncredited)

Nick Bylsma ... Hunter (uncredited)
Brittani Cox ... Club Goer 2 (uncredited)

Julian Graham ... Video Game Playing Frat Guy (uncredited)

Cameron Lee ... Frat Guy (uncredited)
Todd Merz ... Frat Guy (uncredited)
Shirley Norris ... Kate (uncredited)
Heather Rose ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Christian E. Christiansen 
Writing credits
Sonny Mallhi (written by)

Chris Bylsma  writer
Nick Bylsma  writer
Richard Robertson  writer

Produced by
Doug Davison .... producer
George Flynn .... associate producer
Roy Lee .... producer
Sonny Mallhi .... executive producer
Beau Marks .... executive producer
Irene Yeung .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
Phil Parmet (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Randy Bricker 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
Makeup Department
Fionagh Cush .... makeup department head
André Dubois .... key hair stylist (as André Debois)
Erin Harding .... makeup artist
Solina Tabrizi .... hair stylist
Phyllis Temple .... key makeup artist
Larry Waggoner .... hair department head
Production Management
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... second second assistant director
Lance Gilbert .... second unit director
Heather Grierson .... second assistant director
Sandeep Josan .... associate director
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Art Department
Doug Anderson .... plasterer
Bart Barbuscia .... set dresser
Jonathan Bobbitt .... leadman
Randy L. Childs .... general foreman
Susan Chooljian .... buyer
David Corral .... greensman
Chad B. Daring .... on-set dresser
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
Lindsay Forrest .... assistant property master (as Lindsay Tomlinson)
Neil Garland .... propmaker gangboss
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Regina Henderson .... drapery forman
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator
Steven Kissick .... general forman
Carolyn Lassek .... assistant property master
Shea Marcus .... art department assistant
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Candice Muriedas .... art department coordinator
Aimee O'Shea .... props
Paris P. Pickard .... art assistant
Andrea Rennard .... art
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
Hans Soto .... greensmen
Gary Damian Thomas .... storyboard artist (as Gary Thomas)
Brian Tipton .... shop foreman
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
David Venezky .... second buyer
Sound Department
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound effects editor
Richard Bryce Goodman .... sound mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Cary Weitz .... boom operator
David Williams .... adr editor
David Williams .... dialogue editor
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Fred Peck III .... re-recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... digital compositor
Suzette Barnett .... digital artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Joey Bonander .... visual effects coordinator
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Matthew G. Donnan .... visual effects artist
Ristra Fajarwaty .... digital compositor
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Casey Adams .... stunts
Stacey Carino .... stunt double: Leighton Meester
Shauna Duggins .... stunt double
Lance Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Kanin Howell .... stunt double: Cam Gigandet
Kris A. Jeffrey .... stunts
Tracy Kay .... stunt actor
Diana R. Lupo .... stunt double
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double
Tracey Ruggiero .... stunt double: Minka Kelly
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Bain .... additional digital loader
Dana Baker .... best boy grip
Brandon Cox .... camera operator: "c" camera
Daniel Enneking .... dimmer board operator
Adam W. Erler .... grip
Eric Felland .... set lighting technician
Jon Haney .... gaffer
Rick Harris .... key rigging grip
Eric Leach .... camera operator: "b" camera
Eric Leach .... director of photography: second unit
Jonathan Leary .... grip
Joshua Lewin .... camera assistant
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
BJ McDonnell .... steadicam operator
Nathaniel Miller .... digital imaging technician
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Rory Muirhead .... assistant camera
David H. Neale .... rigging electric best boy
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ryan Polack .... digital loader
Elliott Schackne .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Donald A. Spadoni .... best boy rigging grip
Robert Sterry .... digital video assist operator
Michael Strong .... rigging grip
Jaimie Trueblood .... still photographer
Casting Department
Annie Muñoz .... extras casting
Julie Swistak .... casting associate
Karen Wood .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Romy Devack .... costume assistant
Kristin Einarsson .... costumer
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Courtney Hoffman .... additional set costumer
Kimberly Johnson .... costumer
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe production assistant
Molly McConnaughy .... costume shopper
Amanda McLaughlin .... set costumer
Claire Schmitz .... set costumer
Melanie Shepherd .... set costumer
Zhanna Tataryan .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Bart Rachmil .... first assistant editor
Lorena Talpan .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Jim Black .... music clearance
Michael Friedman .... music supervisor
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Eric Gordon .... assistant music editor
Kier Lehman .... music department
Vladimir Martinka .... music librarian
Haim Mazar .... orchestrator
Haim Mazar .... score co-producer
Thomas Parisch .... orchestrator
Brian Richards .... music editor
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Frederik Wiedmann .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Neil Chisholm .... production van driver
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Chris Haynes .... driver
Yvette Peterson .... driver
John Siedenburg .... transportation
Other crew
Adam Bayless .... assistant production coordinator
Kandice Billingsley .... assistant location manager
Billy Bonifield .... production coordinator
Colin Borden .... production assistant
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Katie Cavanagh .... accounting clerk
Cristina Christian .... first assistant accountant
Debbie Chung .... production assistant (as Deborah Chung)
Douglas Dresser .... supervising location manager
Mary Fox .... production accountant
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
John Graham .... studio executive
Mark Hochman .... computer graphics / 24 frame HD playback
Lynn Johnson .... set medic
Simeon Jones .... production assistant
S. Dylan Kirkland .... key assistant location manager
Jamie Lieberman .... assistant: Glenn S. Gainor
Todd Manes .... additional set production assistant
Debbie Merritt .... assistant: Mr. Marks
David Midgen .... titles producer
Eric Mills .... assistant location manager
Carly Norris .... assistant: Mr. Davison & Mr. Lee
Brian M. O'Neill .... location manager
Kyle Oliver .... key assistant location manager
Felisha N. Grice Pedersen .... set production assistant (as Felisha N. Grice)
Matthew Rockel .... production assistant
Elyse Rosenfield .... assistant: Mr. Christiansen (as Elyse Punia)
Karen Scarborough .... payroll accountant
M. Ryan Traylor .... production assistant
Derek Wade .... production secretary
Kate Royce Walters .... first assistant accountant
James Warden .... production assistant
Chad Witt .... set production assistant
Ashley Cozine .... stand-in (uncredited)

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USA:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

It takes Sara one hour into the film to realize that Rebecca is psychotic.See more »
Continuity: When Rebecca is choking Sara her hair is blonde again when shown from the front and brown when shown from the back.See more »
Rebecca Evans:Maria!
Rebecca Evans:I wanted to introduce you to my roommate, Sara.
Sara Matthews:Hey.
[Awkward Silence]
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Featured in 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV)See more »
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26 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
G version of Single White Female. Not worth your time, 9 February 2011
Author: bka0005 from United States

It's nice when you're presented with a thriller that the majority of people can relate to. Moving off to college, nervous with jitters, and not knowing who your first college roommate might be. You ask yourself questions like, "Will my roommate be clean and neat? Will we get along? Will they respect my property? " It's a role of the dice that doesn't seem too disappointing for most. What most can't relate to is the question "Is my new roommate a demented psychopath who wants to steal my identity?" Then finding out it's true. That is the case in this rainbow version of the 1992 classic film 'Single White Female.' The film starts with our main character Sarah Matthews (Minka Kelly) moving into her dorm. Sarah is starting to build relationships with other housemates, but they seem paper-thin. Still in the opening credits the acting starts becoming awkward from introductions that are in no way realistic. If you're shopping at Wal-Mart and someone drives they're shopping cart into yours, I don't think everyone will smile then introduce him or herself happily.

After a while we learn Sarah is a design major. Unlike her other classmates she has style something that all the money in the world can't buy according to her Design 101 instructor. Moving along, Sarah goes to a frat party with some of her new friends to get a feel of life away from home without a curfew. She meets a guy whose pick up lines in the real world would come off as lame and stalker like, but for some reason it's acceptable here. After the party, some of the guests are too intoxicated to make it home alone, so they're escorted back to their dorms. This is where we meet the ROOMMATE Rebecca (Leighton Meester.) Rebecca comes across innocent at first with no real reason for you to think otherwise. While the plot centers on Rebecca being obsessed with Sarah wanting to steal her identity, art is one thing they genuinely have in common. So Rebecca can draw art very well and that's all we get to know about her character other than she lives 20 minutes away and her parents are filthy rich and they don't get along. While Sarah and Rebecca are getting acquainted as roommates, Sarah begins to display her particular taste in life and Rebecca is taking mental notes. It feels like a friendship is starting to build until little by little Rebecca starts to mimic Sarah's behavior from illustrations of Sarah's favorite movie to copying her hair color. After a while, like any normal person, Sarah rations her time away with other friends from the college. This is where the s*^# starts to hit the fan. Rebecca of course doesn't like this and starts to become envious of everyone that is taking the time of her so called BFF. Like I said the psychotic behavior is starting to erupt but this is also the main problem of the film.

Rebecca is becoming jealous so she starts doing every SHE can think of to gain Sarah's attention again for her own psychotic gain. They range from body mutilation, harassing Rebecca's friends, and harming animals in a way that can't be imagined. I can only count a number of incidents towards Rebecca's insanity and in doing so her actions are left unresolved. There's really no aftermath to any of her behavior except one occasion where she manipulates Sarah's design instructor, but that was completely justified. It does take away from the point of the film. I wanted to be thrilled and turn in my seat, but I hardly moved. So much was left unanswered regarding Rebecca's behavior and back-story that instead of being scary the film turned into a comedy. When individuals lash out it's more entertaining to know where they came from and what exactly sent them over the edge. Jason was drowning while campers had sex, Freddy was burned alive for being a pedophile, and "The Count of Monte Cristo" was imprisoned for 13 years for crimes he did not commit. Those were justified. Why is Rebecca so crazy? It's not because her parents didn't love her. We're just told she's bipolar and takes medication. That by the way was brought up so remedial as if it was just saying, "make sure you guys buckle up, don't want a ticket." Scene by scene there are attempts to make Rebecca seem more sinister. Instead, I'm screaming, "GIVE ME MORE!" and that request is clearly ignored.

The climax came out of nowhere and it's build up jumped around like a king on a checkered board. Even so, the acting and reactions of someone trying to harm another person flew out of the window making me rationally clock out of the film. The roommate is barely entertaining and may make you say, "WOW" once or twice. The whole time I couldn't think of anything more than, "If this or this happened, it would've been much more entertaining." It's something that we have all seen before but a blessing none of us have to go through. There's a bad taste left in my mouth knowing how entertaining this film could have been if it didn't have the tight collar of a PG-13 rating. Not at all a must see in the least bit. There are plenty of films that surpassed this one in a foot race of the same genre leaving this one in last place. With all that being said, IT'S STILL JUST MY OPINION!!! 5/10 - Brandon Keith Avery

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