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The Roommate (2011)

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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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Sonny Mallhi
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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
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Storyline

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 name of the cafe Sara works at - Råzone - is the title of one of director Christian E. Christiansen's movies. It's in his native Danish and means raw zone. It's design even matches that of the movie's title design. See more »

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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 »

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[Maria gets up]
Rebecca Evans: Rebecca.
[Rebecca turns around]
Maria: We were never friends.
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Featured in 'The Roommate': Dressing Dangerously (2011) See more »

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Modern Eyes
Written by Simon Lewicki, Chris Carter and Sidh Solanki
Performed by Jump Jump Dance Dance
Courtesy of Etcetc Music Pty Ltd
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A decent thriller...
6 February 2011 | by shaunpiersonxSee all my reviews

The Roommate is one of those films, that when you first the trailer, you think to yourself, "This is gonna suck". But only when you actually see the film do you realize that you were only partly wrong. The Roommate's premise is simple enough. A young pretty girl is being stalked and obsessed with by her roommate. The film revolves around Sarah (Minka Kelly) who is on her own, going to college and learning new things. Little does she know that she has a stalker roommate, Rebecca (Leighton Meester). As soon as Rebecca and Sarah become closer to each other, strange events begin to occur. Each of Sarah's close friends or allies becomes hurt, or sometimes even killed. I wonder who could've done this?

The good thing about The Roommate is that it is a pretty decent thriller. Even though it doesn't even come close to meeting the standards of a horror movie, it still delivers some chills and even some cheap jump scares. The acting is good as well. With the exception of Minka Kelly. Cam Gigandet delivers a solid sometimes annoying performance as Sarah's new beau. Even though he is not in the film for long, he lifts our spirits when things are going rough, which is pretty much every 10 minutes. But the real scene stealer here is Leighton Meester as the crazed roommate. Meester delivers a believable potent performance, psychotic one moment and sweet the next.

The bad things about the film are that in the very beginning it moves far too fast. Jumping from one thing to the next in the blink of an eye. Also, the writing really could've used a makeover. I mean, the dialogue in this film is ridiculous. All in all, the film is at times stupid and the deaths aren't very well executed, if executed at all. But the acting and characters keep you around for the show. Overall, The Roommate is a film I would recommend, but only to open-minded movie watchers.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,002,635, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$37,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,492,652
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2.35 : 1
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