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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.
The Roommate -- Clip: Just Doing My Job
The Roommate -- Featurette: Behind The Scenes
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 »
7 nominations See more »
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The movie fails on almost every count but it's still mildly amusing. See more (114 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 Brown ... Band Member (as Evan Michael Brown)

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)
Special Effects by
Richard Schwalm .... special effects
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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-15/13 (original rating) | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45420)

Did You Know?

Leighton Meester was originally cast as Sara but then opted to take the role of Rebecca instead.See more »
Continuity: When Rebecca takes a picture of her and Sara in front of the wall of graffiti, the camera screen shows just their heads. When Rebecca looks at the picture, it shows the top half of them and it is from a top angle instead of down below.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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Movie Connections:
References The Shining (1980)See more »
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The movie fails on almost every count but it's still mildly amusing., 8 April 2011
Author: Hellmant from United States

'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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