2,000 Colleges. 8 Million Roommates. Which One Will You Get?
|College student sara finds that her new roommate rebecca has an obsession with her, which quickly turns violent.|
Editor's NoteAn emotionally unstable college freshman (Leighton Meester) grows obsessed with her unsuspecting roommate (Minka Kelly) in Danish director Christian E. Christiansen's English-language debut. Trouble begins after a frat party, when Kelly's Sara character comes back to her dorm room smashed, pausing to meet her roommate, Rebecca (Meester), for the first time just before she rushes out of the room to puke. Both being artistic types, Rebecca gloms onto Sara's artistic yearnings and they both bond over couture culture, yet Rebecca's antisocial behavior always seems to stand in the way of them being best buds. Soon it becomes apparent that Rebecca's territorial side is something to be freaked out by, as Sara's ex-boyfriend, her pervy teacher, and anyone else that do the young artist harm will attest.
The Roommate - DVD Review
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Published on: 5/17/2011 4:00 AM
|In a film whose sole operating principle seems to be that its female co-stars share a resemblance, the audience is asked to sit still for roughly an hour until a sweet-natured college freshman finally figures out that her roommate is a psychopath. While it's not unusual for viewers to figure such things out before a protagonist in a B-movie of this sort, Sonny Malhi's screenplay takes her cluelessness to a truly stratospheric level. Much is made of the sweet-natured freshman, Sara, having just moved from Des Moines, which in the world of this film is a magical, mystical place where mental illnesses are unknown and violence a foreign concept....read the full review|
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