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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Cameron Fisher Brousseau ... Band Member
Evan Michael Brown ... Band Member
Alex Meraz ... 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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The college and ominous looking stairs leading to it on the movie poster is an actual college in Winfield, Ks. Southwestern College and its 77 steps are frequently used as backdrops in photos and used for exercise. See more »


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 »


[as Rebecca drives to her family's mansion]
Sara Matthews: This is your home?
Rebecca Evans: It was never a home when I lived here.
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Featured in Guys Choice Awards 2011 (2011) See more »


Let Go
Written by Phil Beaudreau (as Philip Bernard Beaudreau), Johannes Raassina, Evan Michael Brown, Cameron Fisher Brousseau and David Middleton
Performed by Shaimus
Courtesy of North Star Media/Shaimus Enterprises
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A college girl version of "Single White Female". Not nearly as good or creepy, but it may be that I'm too old. I say B-
16 May 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

How bad was your college roommate? After Sara (Kelly) meets her new college roommate Rebecca (Meester) she thinks she has found a new friend. When Sara starts to do things without Rebecca strange things begin to happen. Let me first start by saying that this is not a bad movie, but it is definitely geared toward a specific age group, and it's not mine. For the 19-20 year olds this will be very creepy. For the older crowd this is a definite remake of "Single White Female", but in my opinion not as good. For those who have not seen that movie this will be very creepy. For those that have seen that movie you will notice the very similar scenes and ideas. Again this is actually not a bad movie, but if I was 10 years younger and a girl this would really scare me. If you are older like me and want to be creeped out by a movie like this one, I'd stick with the original "Single White Female". I will say the Leighton Meester, in a departure from her usual roles, did a really great job of playing a creepy stalker. I just could not really get in to this movie. I give it a B-.

Would I watch again? - I don't think I would, but it made me want to watch "Single White Female" again.

*Also Try - Kalamity & Single White Female

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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Roommate See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,002,635, 6 February 2011

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