Jun 5, 2011

The Roommate, 2011

The Roommate, 2011
Director: Christian E. Christiansen
Cast: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet

Stage: home theatre, late evening when you cannot sleep and mistake bed for another movie selection

Roommate in short: College student Sara finds that her new roommate Rebecca has an obsession with her, which quickly turns violent.

Preps: Well, been told that it's the newer version of Single White Female, plus, quite successful in our theatres. Hence, a good thing to see in my opinion (for the first comment. I loved Single White Female, its creepiness and point)

Reality: Hm. Again hm. a middle-high school movie. Firstly, you have the actors that age. Meaning, the movie is attacking obviously younger audience. As oppose to Single White Female, where we are put in a grown up world. Here we have college kids, striving for a placement in their world(s) and looking for action wherever they go. World, where you get your seat in the class by looking gorgeous, the one, where a roommate can be creepy and cute at the same time with hidden virtues from her past.
In any sense, the world which is not really believable and with cheap movie tricks that are supposed to make the audience shiver.

Single white female highly wins this battle, as it posesses the thriller soul at which your lungs shiver in fear from time to time. The Roommate is the younger sister that never gets anything but too big trousers to wear and never gets to lead. The cast is poor, the scenario lacks true content. The scenery is too simple and photography lacks enthusiasm. The only thing that the movie implies is up to what extent should you trust a complete stranger, only because you have to share rooms for the semester? And how villain some people appear after the masks fall down. And for this idea, you don't need to see this movie at all. It is a known fact, very poorly introduced in this piece, hence, almost impossible to stick up to the very end of it. And in no imagination I cannot perceive its success at our theatres. Either only school-kids went to see this and found it exciting, or on the other hand, sometimes the worst movies turn into a financial success, undermining the intelligence of the audience.

My personal rate: 2,0 (not really the worst one I have seen in this genre, but definitely something that won't get you high of excitement :)

The Roommate on IMDB

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