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The Roommate [DVD] [2011]

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  • Actors: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Matt Lanter, Alyson Michalka
  • Directors: Christian E. Christiansen
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sept. 2011
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004NBY26A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,819 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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She's cute. She's loyal. She's psychotic. And, unfortunately for college freshman Sara (Minka Kelly) she's THE ROOMMATE. When Sara arrives at school, she finds new romance with Stephen (Cam Gigandet)and forms a fast friendship with her roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester). What begins as camaraderie soon turns creepy, and Sara comes face-to-face with the terrifying realization that her new best friend is obsessive, unbalanced...and maybe even a killer!

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Almost without exception, critics have cited Barbet Schroeder's Single White Female from 1992 as a fondly remembered guilty pleasure and blatantly obvious model for this nearly pleasure-free thriller about a psycho college girl who develops a murderous obsession with her new roommate. So as not to be a glaring exception and to find some reason to talk about The Roommate at all, here's another plug for SWF, a much more interesting piece of creepy camp entertainment in practically every way. Updated for the Gossip Girl generation, The Roommate follows a wholly predictable arc that's primarily a showcase for trashy fashion, vapid acting, and an advertisement for the age of entitlement-based teenage immorality. The Roommate unfolds at the fictional Los Angeles University, where dorms rival four-star hotels and major areas of study are sexy clothes, high-priced hairstyles, and all-around hotness. The story sets up incoming freshman Sara (Minka Kelly) as the good-girl object of demented psychological desire for roomie Rebecca (Leighton Meester) with sledgehammer conceptual blows that end with actual girl-on-girl fisticuffs. Also in the mix are Sara's crinkly-eyed new boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and lesbian fashionista friend (Danneel Harris), both of whom spark ever more enervating bouts of emotional nuttiness in Rebecca as she progresses to certified wacko who only has eyes for Sara. The fact that a mere workaday case of bipolar disorder is at the root of Rebecca's bad behaviour should be cause for outrage among mental health advocates: if only she'd stayed on her Zyprexa! But the entire enterprise is such an exercise in lameness that strong feelings of any kind are difficult to muster. Credibility and compassion are hardly the point in this brand of lazy hit-and-run drama anyway. The reality portrayed is strictly about maintaining beauty and positive emotions from actors pretending to be 18, but who are all pushing 30. A tiny bright spot is Billy Zane who gives a wonderfully dizzy turn as a faux-hip professor of fashion design with a wardrobe that makes a crazier statement about untreated psychosis than Rebecca's bizarre behaviour ever could. --Ted Fry

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By Throda tzen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 May 2014
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Sara Matthews (Minka Kelly) has just arrived at College to start her freshman year. She heads off to party with Tracy (Aly Michalka) a girl she meets in her dorm and falls for drummer Stephen (Cam Gigandet). Worse the wear for drink she returns to her shared room where she meets her roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester) but passes out. The following afternoon when Sara eventually wakes, the roommates begin to bond. Rebecca soon begins to show some disturbing signs as she immediately sets about trying to please the rather trusting and somewhat naive Sara. Gradually the intimidation and threats grow and even Sara becomes suspicious of her new found friend.
The main problem with this movie is that it becomes its own plot spoiler for it shows too much of what Rebecca is actually doing, rather than letting the audience second guess. From about a quarter in you know she's the baddie, whereas some creative writing could have shifted the focus onto others. Single White Female this isn't but it is a decent enough watch, it's just that its all a bit too obvious.
The single disc offers the standard feature of scene selection. Audio is either English or French with subtitles in English, French, Arabic or Danish. Other special features include a director commentary, deleted & alternate scenes whilst the trailers are merely adverts for other movies.
if its a popcorn flick you want then this could fit the bill, if you want scares then this may not do it, although there are some disturbing sequences.
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I love this movie. It is along the lines of single white female, but better and not quite as graphic. A young woman starts college and befriends her new roommate. It soon become apparent however that the roommate is a little obsessive and unstable. She wants her all to herself and threaten anyone who comes between them. I have watched this more than once. Highly recommend.
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Very good. Thriller. Watch it as it's frikkin Amazing. Promise you you,ll remember this comment I have written to you. Girlies film but if you have a partner have them with you . Hehe.
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This is quite a good thriller, i wouldent really put it in the horror catagory as most the horrors out there are not like this as there isnt really any gore at all, but does have scenes that make it a thriller movie. Before i begin i give this movie a 3 and a half out of 5 but the reason im giving it a 4 overall is because it is better than quite a lot of thrillers and horror movies. It has the same story line as single white female and copies it in more than a few places, but thats not to say this movie isnt enjoyable. Its about a girl Rebecca who moves in with a girl named Sara whilst at college and they seem to get on fine but as the film goes on Rebecca becomes more and more obsessed with Sara and doesnt want anyone to have her as she wants her to herself, Rebecca then starts targeting people who are close to Sara so that they stop seeing her and leave Sara alone so that Rebecca can spend more time with her, The acting is good and there are some tense scenes throughout the movie which i found to be enjoyable. Dont take this film to seriously, because its a film to enjoy not a film to really concentrate on its just a fun thriller.
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PG-13 version of SWF. Had they gone for an R version and did a little editing and re-write it could have been a cult classic in spite of the predictability. Regardless of the negative reviews, I enjoyed the film because I enjoyed the characters.

Minka Kelly plays Sara Matthews, a girl from Des Moines, Iowa. She is studying fashion at a liberal arts college in LA. Rebecca (Leighton Meester) is her roommate. She is a rich local girl, a clothes whore who does not party. Alyson Michalka plays the floozy friend. Like Daniel Radcliffe, Alyson has been able to go her entire career without changing her hair-do. Near the beginning we are teased as a drunk Alyson removes her top for the Frat boys. They cheer and all we get to see is her back.

Early on we get the impression (odious music, glares) Rebecca is possessive of Sara's attention/friendship in an unhealthy way. Sara's sister Emily died when she was 9 years old. She carries the memory of her in the form a tattoo over her heart. Rebecca not only dislikes tattoos, but in an interesting scene, we find out she doesn't have pierced ears. Very unusual for a college girl. Sara had given Rebecca some earrings to wear, who then uses the earrings to pierce her ears so as not to disappoint her new BFF. Big time facial close-ups for Leighton Meester. Like most movie psychos, Rebecca is cold and calculating.

My main criticism of the movie is that it shows too much of Rebecca doing bad things. Rather the movie should show us the result of what has happened and let the audience try to figure out if Rebecca is lying or not. For instance in one scene Rebecca beats herself up and blames someone else. They should have never have shown Rebecca beating herself up. There is a lot of action at the end of the film which should have been spread out. The movie is its own plot spoiler.

No nudity, Underage drinking, PG-13 sex scene, and it gave my cat nightmares.
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By Laura Hartley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Jun. 2013
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Initially I was led to believe that this was a horror movie, but it's not. It's a thriller, and though I'm not exactly sure what a 'thriller' is there were some moments in this movie that had me grimacing and gripping the edge of my seat. Some moments were just plain creepy and weird as it follows the story of Rebecca (Meester) and Sarah (Kelly), two girls who are college roommates. Rebecca develops an obsession with Sarah and her resultant actions just freaked me out. This is obsession to the max. There is at least one actor from each and every teen american drama in this movie, be it Gossip Girl, The OC, 90210, The Vampire Diaries etc. and I think the acting is fairly good. I think Meester tackles her role well as there are some quite dramatic scenes which she manages to pull off. When I say that I think this movie is 'creepy', this is not necessarily a bad thing, as the majority of thrillers weird people out. This movie plays on the fears of any new college student who fears that they get a weird roommate. What's more disturbing about this movie is perhaps the fact that to the outside world, and to her 'friends' Rebecca seems perfectly normal, even Sarah thinks she normal. Until one day, when visiting Rebecca's parents, her mother asks Sarah if she's taking her medication. From then the plot spirals as Rebecca gets more and more out of control, determined to harm everyone who hurts or is close to Sarah, even hurting herself in the process. I think this movie is quite predictable, but then the outcome of most thriller/horrors with this sort of plot often are because we've seen them so many times. There are some minor gory moments, but you're more likely to be freaked out by the sheer abnormality of Rebecca's actions.
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