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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 -- Featurette: Behind The Scenes
The Roommate -- Interview: "Minka Kelly On What Drives Rebecca"
The Roommate -- TV Spot: What If


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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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An embarrassment on the face of horror See more (105 total) »


  (in credits order)

Leighton Meester ... Rebecca Evans

Minka Kelly ... Sara Matthews

Cam Gigandet ... Stephen

Aly Michalka ... Tracy Morgan

Danneel Ackles ... Irene (as Danneel Harris)

Frances Fisher ... Alison Evans

Tomas Arana ... Jeff Evans

Billy Zane ... Professor Roberts

Nina Dobrev ... Maria

Matt Lanter ... Jason

Kat Graham ... Kim Johnson (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 ... Marina
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 ... Fraternity Party Girl

G.O. Parsons ... Mocha Kid
Brian David Miller ... Frat Bouncer
Jake Perry ... Slacker Co-Worker
Cayla Korven ... Tracy's Friend
Shirley Norris ... Kate

Nick Bylsma ... Hunter
Lauren Alfano ... Samantha Tangent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jenna Bryant ... Jen (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)

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
Chris Bylsma .... associate producer
Nick Bylsma .... executive producer
Doug Davison .... producer
George Flynn .... associate producer
Roy Lee .... producer
Sonny Mallhi .... executive producer
Beau Marks .... executive producer
Richard Robertson .... producer
Paul Tennis .... associate producer
Irene Yeung .... 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
Erin Harding .... makeup artist
Solina Tabrizi .... hair stylist
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
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
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
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
Lindsay Tomlinson .... assistant property master
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
David Venezky .... second buyer
Sound Department
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
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
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
Deborah Chung .... production assistant
Douglas Dresser .... supervising location manager
Mary Fox .... production accountant
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
John Graham .... studio executive
Felisha N. Grice .... set production assistant
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: Beau Marks
David Midgen .... titles producer
Brian M. O'Neill .... location manager
Kyle Oliver .... key assistant location manager
Matthew Rockel .... production assistant
Elyse Rosenfield .... assistant: christian 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 literally 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 »
Maria:[Maria gets up]
Rebecca Evans:Rebecca.
Rebecca Evans:[Rebecca turns around]
Maria:We were never friends.
Rebecca Evans:...
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Movie Connections:
References Psycho (1960)See more »
Modern EyesSee more »


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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
An embarrassment on the face of horror, 24 June 2011
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Lacking in suspense, answers, and any enjoyment from its "horror" label it's boasting, The Roommate is easily one of the worst thrillers in recent memory. It provides no backstory or any chemistry from the cast, and manages to drag on for ninety-one minutes. When a movie makes you think a ninety-one minute run time is insufferable, wow is it bad.

The Roommate's biggest problem is that it is one big tease. It is stamped with a PG-13 rating, when it could've passed for a PG in 1982. There is a shower scene that is incredibly drawn out, and desperately wants to show below the waist and higher than the stomach but can't. It doesn't want to be racy or good. The makeout scenes could very well win the worst sex award as well.

The plot is a girl named Sara (Kelly) is starting College and gets a new dorm. Simple enough. She seems normal; tattoo of her deceased sister on her breast (wouldn't be surprised if when she was having sex with someone they screamed out "Emily" by accident), wants to learn, make new friends, simple. Much to her surprise, she returns home from the club to find she has a new roommate named Rebecca (Meester) an uneasy adolescent who becomes increasingly fascinated with her roommate. She begins to go through her things and be very overprotective about her. Then Sara discovers why she is the way she is.

My one question to the people behind this - why don't we get backstory on Rebecca? Why doesn't the film focus more on her? She is easily the more interesting one, and when we do find out the secret, we assume more backstory will brew. Negatory. None. We are just as clueless as we were. The minor clue towards the end doesn't help matters, and only turns them into a convoluted barrage of questions.

There is an animal murder, and like in Drag Me To Hell, it's horrifying. Why do horror movies these days portray an animal in danger or helplessness? Why do even the crazy harm animals? Let alone why is it incorporated in the film? She could've just let the animal loose and things would still play out the same. Nope. We have to witness another dreadful and upsetting animal murder for no apparent reason.

No character in this movie is likable either because no one is developed to that point. The main character's parents aren't even mentioned, or called once in the film. But her dead sister and her ex boyfriend get mentions. Plus I can tell right now Minka Kelly, a beautiful woman, is sporting too much of a Jessica Alba/Megan Fox look. Her hair looks darkened and her lipstick looks like a Fox tribute. Her Alba-like face is natural, obviously. I'm pretty sure she is aware of it too.

The Roommate is exactly what is wrong with modern day horror movies. There is no contrived suspense or anything to make this even the slightest bit likable. Even Billy Zane who was good in The Final Destination can't make this miserable mess any better. If had an R rating it may have been a little bit more tolerable, but I'm doubtful on that. It is Fatal Attraction mixed with Single White Female, and it creates a disastrous and lame film.

Starring: Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Billy Zane, and Alyson Michalka. Directed by: Christian E. Christiansen.

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