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In the vein of many a stalking movie, The Roommate makes its debut and has some hits and some misses. The good thing about the movie is that it has some really nice moments where it seems creepy. The roomate does a nice job being creepy and seemingly feared, and the moments seem to creep up and present themselves. From the small reflection of someone wathcing across the way to the moments when fear seems to carry a sharp utensil, there are times when the movie has fun. Sadly, some things detract from that.
One thing in modern movies is the fact that the people seem a little fake. From the coffee houses to the party scene, the people seem like a Gap add. They dress a specific way and look a specifc type and the diversity that life offers seems to stay outside. You also have to buy into the notion that college rooms are big, and that is a hard one for anybody who has seen a dorm. Add to that the arrangements of some of the moments and the spacing and you might be a little wary. Still, these are problems with A LOt of new venues.
If you like this genre offshoot then you will like this. If you do not, then this might not be for you. It is not bloody, does not have nudity in any form, and does not really offer a bleak looking canvas. some of it is mind and mind alone, and the images are left to the watcher. Some like that, however, and I like it enough. I would have given it a 3.5 or so, and the 4 it rounds to seems good. I am glad I saw it, but it would not have hurt to miss it.
I suppose it depends on the person.
In the film, a girl from Iowa named Sara Matthews (Minka Kelly) enters her freshman year at the University of Los Angeles, where she hopes to study fashion design. Assigned to share her dorm room is Rebecca Woods (Leighton Meester), born and raised in the affluence of Beverly Hills. At first, they get along swimmingly. But over time, Rebecca's behavior becomes increasingly odd, as if she wanted Sara all to herself. Mostly, it displays itself not through her interactions with Sara, but through her interactions with other people in Sara's life. These include her new boyfriend, Stephen (Cam Gigandet), her friend, Tracy (Alyson Michalka), her fashion mentor, Irene (Danneel Harris), and Professor Roberts (Billy Zane), who teaches design. At Thanksgiving, Rebecca takes Sara to meet her wealthy parents; the mom (Frances Fisher) will eventually ask Sara in private the obvious question, "Is she taking her medication?Read more ›
In the end, my summation is that the movie is fun, but forgettable in every way. I don't see people knocking down the stores just to own this DVD, so they can watch it over and over again. Then again, when you include all the pre-teen viewers who knows.
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The quality of this DVD is exceptional—not a single mark on it, as if brand new. This is a great / suspenseful movie to watch, especially around Halloween. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike
This film is so intense! Who doesn't love Leighton Meester!! She's so creepy and she plays her part well, you would never have suspected she was a rich Gossip Girl! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alana N. Taylor
It's ok...Single White Female redux...but still, it's not a complete waste of time.Published 5 months ago by John S. Chambers
To be honest, I have to watch this again....but what I saw it looks pretty goodPublished 6 months ago by Z. parker