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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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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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She's cute...loyal...and a psychotic. No one's perfect. See more »

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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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cam Gigandet himself played a role similar to that of Rebecca, as a psychopath obsessed with a woman in Trespass (2011) released the same year. See more »

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At the end, when we see the utility knife fall out of the purse, it has a white handle. In the next shot, it's a different utility knife with a black handle. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Evans: Listen to me... all I ever wanted was to be your friend...
Sara Matthews: Rebecca, I am your friend...
Rebecca Evans: No, you're not!
Sara Matthews: Yes I am...
Rebecca Evans: No. You're not. We're here because you betrayed me.
Sara Matthews: Rebecca, I'm your friend...
Rebecca Evans: STOP! STOP SAYING THINGS YOU DON'T MEAN! I protected you! I protected you against that WHORE Tracy and that NASTY little kitten! That scum bag of a professor! Even that loser ex-boyfriend of yours!
Sara Matthews: What did you do to him?
Rebecca Evans: I got rid of them all for YOU!
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Fun thriller, but rather shallow
7 July 2011 | by goldenmavenSee all my reviews

This is a fun but predictable teenage thriller animated by stereotypical characters (obvious exception being the roommate).

The movie is kept interesting with the roommate's actions and growing obsession with the main character. Leighton Meester did a great job here, as I ended up feeling sympathy for her character and took her seriously. Unfortunately the movie is only after cheap thrills, don't expect much of a back-story.

The biggest flaw of the movie is the pacing. The introductions between the characters are so quick and cheesy that it's hard to care about any of them. It almost felt like the movie just wanted the introduction out of the way so it could get to the main plot as quickly as possible. I think this story would've worked better in a TV show format to allow smoother development. Everything feels so rushed here.

The movie is aiming at teenagers and adults, as if saying "hey come look at these normal college students deal with a crazy bitch". There is nothing deeper about this movie, but it's still a fun ride.


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