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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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NOTHING tests a friendship like murder. 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 college and ominous looking stairs leading to it on the movie poster is an actual college in Winfield, Ks. Southwestern College and it's 77 steps are frequently used as backdrops in photos and used for exercise. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is lying on the floor after Sarah stabbed her in the back, at first there is a piece of hair falling across her face. The camera then flips to Sarah, then when it comes back to a closeup of Rebecca's face, the hair is no longer there. 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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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Clockwork
Written and Performed by Drew Smith
By Arrangement with Coda Music Inc.
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Say what you will, but I liked it
10 April 2016 | by davispittmanSee all my reviews

The Roommate is a pretty entertaining suspense fatal attraction thriller. The actors did a good job representing their characters. Sarah and rebecca were good characters, and the actors gave good performances. Also Cam Gigandent is very enjoyable here, he's well acted, good looking, and makes his character very likable. I really liked that the chemistry between all the cast was very evident, there wasn't any scenes where I felt like the casting was wrong or the on screen chemistry wasn't there. I liked the tension in the movie, was the tension perfect?? No. But it sufficed and worked. The violence is not overly bloody or graphic, hence the PG-13 rating. The sexual content isn't overwhelming either, the sexual scenes are present for specific purposes, they are needed and necessary to the plot. Francis Fisher makes an appearance here, granted its a rather short one, but she does well with what little screen time she gets. Overall, this is an enjoyable fatal attraction creepy college aged thriller. No it's not perfect, but it accomplished what it set out to accomplish. 8/10 for The Roommate.


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