Anthony B. from WEST ALLIS, WI Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
Lets you know just how easy Identity theft can be done. Great suspense and leaves you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
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Jamie A. (purplehearted1) from LEPANTO, AR Reviewed on 2/27/2009...
One of my favorite movies from my tween years...Sick..Wonderful..Though provoking movie...I cant believe it only got three stars...deserves at least 4 in my opinion..
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DON'T MAKE ME COME GET YOU
JGC | 06/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie. It is so funny and over-the-top.
The basic plot is that Allison (Bridget Fonda) gets a roommate for her Manhattan apartment (has anyone ever seen an apartment this large in NYC??) after her skirt-crazy live-in lover Sam (played by "Wings" star Steven Weber) runs around on her. It's Headra "Hedy" (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the rescue!
Allie thinks she found the best thing since sliced bread in Hedy. Although she is somewhat meek, and no fashion magnet she seems kind, and eager to befriend the lonely and hurt Allie.
Sam reenters the picture which really ticks Hedy off. You see, Hedy is actually a kook that is infatuated with Allie. She soon starts dressing like Allie, and acting like Allie. And Allie soon finds out that Heady has some dark secrets.
When Sam comes back from a business trip Hedy goes to his hotel posing as Allie (she cut and colored her hair the same color and style) to perform oral sex on him. Once Sam figures out it's crazy Hedy he tries to get her off him.
The next day there's a climactic scene when Allie finds out what Hedy did to Sam. They fight in the apartment basement prompting Hedy to scream, "DON'T MAKE ME COME GET YOU..."
The movie ends with Allison reflecting on what happened, she tries to forgive Hedy...
FUN FACT: Bridget Fonda was in another movie that came out a month after "Single White Female" called "Singles"
Thriller still thrills, though the plot now feels a bit aged
Z. Freeman | Austin, TX | 04/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Single White Female is a pretty decent early 90s horror-thriller. Although most of the action and dialogue seems kind of cheesy now, I'm sure it was surprising and intriguing at the time.
Jennifer Jason Leigh really creates a psychologically frightening character that definitely increases the scare factor of the situation overall. Her character is scary to think about and very well developed in her portrayal of psychoses.
The amount of nudity and sexuality involved in this movie is kind of amazing. Every 10 minutes either Jennifer Jason Leigh or Bridget Fonda is getting out of the shower and walking naked across the apartment, or there's an extended sex scene between Bridget Fonda and her fiance. We can either say that the premise of stolen identity crosses into the most secure areas of our lives, like our sexuality, and that we are naked before these terrors... or we could just say that sex sells thrillers when plots are lacking.
Either way, Single White Female is obviously from the 90s and the clothing is the most obvious reminder of that, although Fonda's haircut is a dead giveaway too.
The DVD doesn't have any special features, except for a theatrical trailer, so that's kind of disappointing. But it helps remind you of the early 90s. Remember when VHS just had the movie on it and that's it? Yeah, that's back when films like Single White Female were coming out."
Z. Freeman | 10/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jenninfer Jason Leigh is totally out of control while Bridget Fonda fears for her life in this psychological thriller. Allie Jones (Fonda) puts an ad in the newspaper for a room mate wanted, a single white female. She quickly gets a response from Hendra Carlson (Leigh) and has Allie convinced. She moves in and seems like the perfect room mate. But Allie begins to notice some of her belongings missing and Hendra's style and personality changing. Before long, Hendra's obsession with Allie's life proves it's self when Hendra gets a complete make over and looks exactly like Allie. And to top it all off, Hendra tries to seduce Allie's boyfriend! When Allie finds out and confronts her about it, the film takes off into violence, mild gore, insanity, and murder. Allie tries to uncover Hendra's dark past before Hendra's increasingly violent behavior targets her. The worst scene is where Hendra becomes crazy-jealous after Allie leaves with her boyfriend. The dog is bothering her and she's so upset and irritated she throws it out the window! Allie and her boyfriend return to hear screams and the horrific mess on the pavemant. This film goes to great lenghts to terrorize the viewer!"
An Stylish, Terrific Thriller.
Christian Pelchat | Canada. | 04/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When a Young Attractive Cultivated Carrer Woman (Bridget Fonda) is Recovering from the Betrayal of an Unfaithful Boyfriend (Steven Weber). When she decides to look for a Roommate for her Large Apartment, She accepts a Mysterious Odd and Shy Woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) as her New Roommate.Directed by Barbet Schroeder (Barfly, Before and After, Murder by Numbers). From a Novel by John Lutz from an Screenplay by Don Roos (Boys on the Side) is Well Written. The Film is Stylish, thanks to Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria) Cinematography. Fonda and Leigh give Strong Performances in this Box-Office Hit. This is a Underrated Thriller, which is Surprisngly Clever Movie. Grade:A-."
Good late night movie
Donna Reynolds | Syracuse, NY United States | 02/11/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Believe it or not, I'd never seen this movie before. I caught the title on cable over the weekend, and quite honestly, just going by the title, I thought it was a light, romantic comedy ala 'Sleepless in Seattle' or something! Needless to say, I was a bit surprised as the plot unfolded and no lighthearted hijinks ensued! Once I got over my expectations, and accepted that this was in fact a semi-horror film, I was okay, but it took some time to adjust my brain to that concept.
That being said, Bridget Fonda does a good job as vulnerable little Allie, which makes the story believable. Of course she believes Hedy's story and finds it difficult to accept the lies once they become apparent. That's the kind of person she is and by the time she's wise to Hedy, it's almost too late. I also liked the switched identity angle. Jennifer Jason Leigh really pulls this off well.