The Roommate, a Mr. E Movie Review
Going off to college can be a scary experience. But get stuck with the
wrong roommate and it can get down right murderous. Well, at least
that’s the case in director Christian E. Christiansen’s latest
thriller to hit the big screen The Roommate.
When Sara Matthews, played by Minka Kelly, arrives at college her
focus is on getting over her ex-boyfriend and moving on with a career
in fashion. Then she meets her new roommate Rebecca, played by
Leighton Meester, who at first seems normal. But when Rebecca quickly
starts obsessing over Sara no one around her is going to safe. That
includes her new friends party girl Tracy, played by Alyson Michalka,
and frat boy Stephen, played by Cam Gigadet.
This young, sexy cast does a great job. And as far as the storyline
goes it plays out consistent enough to keep you entertained from
beginning to end. All that while glimpses of craziness accent this
The only complaint comes in the depth of the films characters.
Everyone seems to be following their cookie cutter stereotypes. The
clueless lead, slutty friend, too cool frat boy, etc. Nothing out of
the ordinary here to set them apart other than just being beautiful.
But, now a days I guess that’s enough.
That aside The Roommate is a nice thrill ride and makes for a great
movie going experience. I give it 2.5 out of 5, Enjoy!