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The Roommate
The Roommate
Actors: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester
Director: Christian E. Christiansen
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2011     1hr 31min

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...  more »

     

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Actors: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester
Director: Christian E. Christiansen
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Screen Gems
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/17/2011
Original Release Date: 01/01/2011
Theatrical Release Date: 02/04/2011
Release Year: 2011
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

A.J. H. (darthhodges) from COLUMBIA, MO
Reviewed on 8/1/2011...
This one surprised me as it didn't use the stereotypes I was expecting. I'm not normally into thrillers but my wife is so I get to watch a lot of them. I had preconceptions that were largely unfulfilled, my kudos to the film's creators on that one. The amount of time establishing the antagonist's back story and its substance were unusual as well as the change she showed over the course of the film. Certain shots and elements felt predictable but the most important ones felt smartly used or genuinely clever or original. My favorite uniqueness was the way you are led to be unsure of whether the antagonist is really the antagonist for a good portion of the film. Anyone who likes thrillers would enjoy the originality here and those who don't will find this a welcome departure from the script outline most others adhere to so well.
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