Posted on 4/21/11 10:03 AM
Freshman Student Sara (Minka Kelly) is looking forward to starting college life, but when she is assigned a new roommate (Rebecca) she discovers everything is not what it seems.
You could say this film is a modern spin of the classic 'Single White Female' except it isn't as good, or as good as any other film you've seen in the last five years (Yes, even worse than any Jennifer Aniston film)
Sara (Minka Kelly) is our main star, but fifteen minutes into the film we realise she is somewhat boring, luckily her looks distract us from her lack of personality (sometimes!) Her onscreen boyfriend Stephan (Cam Gigandet) is the weak link in the entire movie; he pouts his way through the film and becomes quite useless. The only decent actor in the film is the crazed roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester) who delivers a believable potent performance, psychotic one moment and sweet the next. Her character unfortunately falls into the Hollywood stereotypical 'crazygirl' which involves cheesy lines, staring weirdly at mirrors and people and smashing objects.
It's one of those films where you can spend the whole film paying little attention, and still not miss anything. The film's climax lasts five minutes and you can guess everything that happens, it's one of those films that has every single horror cliché and manages to not be any fun. You can however poke at how bad the film is, and criticise everything about it, that's a positive aspect about the film.
In conclusion, it is a film that's so bad, it's good. The film lacks originality and chills. The film slowly builds up to reveal that a certain character is the "bad guy", well, it builds up to reveal how bananas the character truly is because, you know from the beginning where each character stands, and then comes the action which is predictable and not very exciting.