The Roommate

February 4th 2011
  • Drama/Thriller,
  • PG-13,
  • 93 min,
  • Screen Gems
  • Cast: Cam Gigandet, Alyson Michalka, Leighton Meester, Matt Lanter, Billy Zane, Minka Kelly, Danneel Harris, Katerina Graham, Frances Fisher, Lauren Storm, Tomas Arana, Cherilyn Wilson, Jacqueline Mazarella, Elena Franklin, Carrie Finklea, Ryan Doom, Ashleigh Falls, Jennifer Cadena, Gishel Rafael
  • Director: Christian E. Christiansen
  • Writer: Sonny Mallhi
  • Producers: Doug Davison, Roy Lee, Irene Yeung
  • Associate Producer: George Flynn
  • Executive Producers: Sonny Mallhi, Beau Marks
  • Casting: Lindsey Hayes Kroeger
  • Costume Design: Maya Lieberman
  • D.O.P.: Phil Parmet
  • Editor: Randy Bricker
  • Makeup: Fionagh Cush
  • Music: John Frizzell
  • Production Design: Jon Gary Steele


College freshman Sara is randomly assigned to live in a dorm with another girl named Rebecca who outwardly seems sweet and normal. She soon finds her safety and the lives of those closest to her jeopardized as Rebecca's strange and increasingly murderous true personality emerges

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; North Carolina, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Violence and menace, sexual content, some language and teen partying
  • Production Budget: $8 million
  • Production Companies: Vertigo Entertainmen

Featured Articles


2010 Guide Analysis: "Early Fall means only one thing - time for another poor man's PG-13 thriller featuring a "Gossip Girl" star. Chace Crawford's "The Haunting of Molly Hartley" in 2008, Penn Badgley's "The Stepfather" in 2009, and in 2010 we get this "Single White Female" for today's generation with Leighton Meester as the creepy and ultimately murderous stalker chick. Added to that a supporting cast almost entirely from shows on The CW and you've got cross-promotion heaven.

The big question here is what the hell is Oscar-nominated Danish film director Christian E. Christiansen ("Nynne," "Razone," "At Night") doing directing this? I understand the desire of foreign film directors to break into Hollywood anyway they can, but even hits in this genre like John Polson's "Swimfan" didn't exactly help him out much on scoring future jobs.

A few script reviews have popped up online and sound atrocious, with the biggest thing of note being essentially a variation on Fatal Attraction's 'bunny-in-the-boiler' scene albeit with a different appliance and pet. Meester's psycho bitch character gets some fun antics, but nothing as creative as Steven Weber's skull-piercing stiletto heel death in 'Female'. Wait for the cable re-run."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 18 March 2011: Spain
  • 25 March 2011: Sweden
  • 30 March 2011: Egypt
  • 31 March 2011: Hungary
  • 7 April 2011: Denmark
  • 8 April 2011: Norway
  • 15 April 2011: UK
  • 21 April 2011: Malaysia
  • 28 April 2011: Greece
  • 18 April 2011: Italy