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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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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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She's cute...loyal...and a psychotic. No one's perfect. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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

Gross USA:

$37,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,492,652
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Leighton Meester was originally cast as Sara but then opted to take the role of Rebecca instead. See more »

Goofs

When Stephen taps Sara on the shoulder, startling her, she gets up and hugs him, placing her head on his right shoulder. However, in the next shot, she is still hugging him, but her head is resting on his left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Evans: You're all mine.
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Aside from a couple moments, this movie fails to deliver the goods
9 February 2011 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

"The Roommate" is something of a disappointment because it accomplishes very little. Or you could say it lives down to its title (aside from the fact these two girls are roommates). Somehow, the movie doesn't go very far beyond that. Is this supposed to be a character study, or a psychological thriller? Either way, I wasn't particularly engaged. In this type of movie, at least one character should die, or at least vanish. There's one scene in a shower, and then there's the final showdown. Why nobody gets hurt (at least not seriously) or dies is beyond me. Also, We don't know really know anything about these characters, except that the roommate (played by Leighton Meester) is somewhat evil. I couldn't understand if she was lonely or gay. The movie is extremely low key, and as a result, nothing much happens, good or bad. I didn't think the professor character was necessary. He was just a plot device, plain and simple. Although it's not nearly enough, the two leads make this a bit enjoyable.

** out of ****.


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