The Roommate

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

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.6/10 (12,492 voted)

Critic's Score: 23/100

Christian E. Christiansen

Stars: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet

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.

Writers: Sonny Mallhi, Nick Bylsma


Leighton Meester

Rebecca Evans

Minka Kelly

Sara Matthews

Cam Gigandet


Aly Michalka

Tracy Morgan

Danneel Ackles


(as Danneel Harris)

Frances Fisher

Alison Evans

Tomas Arana

Jeff Evans

Billy Zane

Professor Roberts

Nina Dobrev


Matt Lanter


Kat Graham

Kim Johnson

(as Katerina Graham)

Johannes Raassina

Band Member

Cameron Fisher Brousseau

Band Member

Evan Michael Brown

Band Member

Alex Meraz

Frat Boy

"SWF college student seeks same. Must be willing to share – everything. Killer personality a plus." …Say hello to Rebecca.


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Release Date: 4 February 2011

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000


Opening Weekend: $15,002,635
(6 February 2011)
(2534 Screens)

Gross: $37,300,107
(20 March 2011)

Technical Specs




When Rebecca takes a picture of her and Sara in front of the wall of graffiti, the camera screen shows just their heads. When Rebecca looks at the picture, it shows the top half of them and it is from a top angle instead of down below.


Rebecca Evans:
[as Rebecca drives to her family's mansion]

Sara Matthews:
This is your home?

Rebecca Evans:
It was never a home when I lived here.

User Review

they told the wrong story! **CONTAINS A FEW SPOILERS! You've BEEN WARNED**

Rating: 2/10

I realize that today's major cinema generally lacks creativity and
innovation and indie is the way to go, but I can't resist a cheap
thriller. Once in a great while I will be impressed by a film or at
least not be furious I spent ten bucks on it. Unfortunately with "The
Roommate" I felt like I'd wasted both my money and my time. The story
is unoriginal, but even with recycled plots writers can tell them from
new angles. This movie was told from the completely wrong angle. The
main character goes to college and basically finds out her roommate is
crazy and obsessed with her. The huge mistake? The story should've been
about the 'crazy' girl and not about the girl who finds out the 'crazy'
girl is obsessed with her etc. I'm frankly also insulted at how they
depict mental illness in this movie, putting across the message that if
a person has emotional problems/mental issues etc they're obviously
dangerous. First of all her problems throughout the movie appear to be
pretty severe, so why is she not under regular psychological care? At a
visit to the the crazy girl's house, her parents seem almost afraid of
her and make a comment about her medication. Various scenes in the
girl's hometown make it clear that something serious has happened with
this girl in the past. The script wants the viewer to hate this
character and find her dangerous and sympathize with the roommate, but
I find myself sympathizing with the crazy girl and curious about her
backstory and what's really going on with her. The movie fails at
getting me to see the girl as the antagonist and root against her,
instead I pitied her and was concerned about her. I didn't really care
about the main character at all. In short, Hollywood recycles plots all
the time, and that's fine but they could at least pick a new angle to
tell the story through that would captivate the viewer. The Roommate,
is a huge fail and if I were you I'd skip this one in the box office.