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Movie Review: The Roomate

(*NO SPOILERS*) This movie… was BAD. I saw it 2 weeks ago when I was in Delaware but I’m now doing the review. If you don’t already know, it’s a remake of one of my favorite movies of all time, “Single White Female” (1992). It did the movie no justice whatsoever. I mean, I’m not really surprised that it wasn’t that good, but damn, they really couldn’t have honoured the original more than that, especially when they COMPLETELY JACKED so many similar situations and scenes from the original??

The main girl, played by an unrealistically pretty actress named Minka Kelly who looks entirely TOO DAMN OLD to be playing a freshman in college (I just googled her, she’s 30 IRL), was just too fucking unbelievably pretty, nice and sweet. Let’s face facts okay: girls who look like Minka Kelly aren’t just sweet, tender cubs who love everyone and are just so giving and nice without any bitchyness or attitude. Even in the end of the movie when “the shit went down” she wasn’t like angry or yelling like original character, played by Bridgette Fonda, rightfully was. Minka’s boyfriend in the movie, the SUPER HOT Cam Gigandet, was entirely too nice as well! Hot guys like him aren’t intelligent, ambitious, sweet and so readily to have girlfriends! Did I mention is was in a band?? Really? So fucking unrealistic! They’re just so sweet, good looking and the best couple in the world without any problems or arguments, which is so contrary to the original movie.

Leighton Meester’s character was just… ugh. It wasn’t that she was particularly bad as an actress in the character, I just felt the character wasn’t well developed. She got entirely too crazy entirely too soon. Girl was TRIPPING. Damn. I suggest if you go see this movie (wasn’t good though “/) that you CHECK THE ORIGINAL. Maybe see the original after you see “The Roomate” so you’re not so immediately biased. When I was watching it I LITERALLY looked at my phone several times to check the time to see when the movie would be over, it was that bad. Corny, cheesy, unrealistic and a shit on the name of the original.

Below you can see the trailer for “The Roomate” followed by the trailer for “Single White Female.” This movie gets… 1/5 stars. Sorry.