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The Roommate (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 4 February 2011 (USA)
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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

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 Johannes Raassina ... Band Member
Cameron Fisher Brousseau Cameron Fisher Brousseau ... Band Member
Evan Michael Brown 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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"SWF college student seeks same. Must be willing to share - everything. Killer personality a plus." ...Say hello to Rebecca. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peligrosa compañía See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,002,635, 6 February 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,300,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,492,759
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rebecca Evans: Maria!
Maria: ...Hi.
Rebecca Evans: I wanted to introduce you to my roommate, Sara.
Sara Matthews: Hey.
Maria: Hi...
[Awkward Silence]
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Referenced in The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) See more »

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Houses
Written by Rachel Stolte and Solon Bixler
Performed by Great Northern
Courtesy of Eenie Meenie Records
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International, Inc.
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better than expected
30 October 2011 | by pepekwaSee all my reviews

Movies like this get a bad rap because you know exactly whats going to happen.

But this was shot in a film-noir style and didn't resort to being a slasher-esque movie, unknown foreign director christensen builds the suspense up well, there's nothing long winded here and the 90 minute running time is perfectly paced.

No harm that all the characters are easy on the eye, and while no-one stood out, there wasn't any cringeworthy or cheesy performances.

Its unfair to compare this to other "obsession" movies, I feel this film stands out on its own and is a solid thriler much better than the 4.5 rating on here


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