What is the story behind the film The Roommate?


The Roommate is an American psychological thriller film. It is inspired by Single White Female (1992 film). Sara, a young design student from Iowa, is shown. She comes to Los Angeles to join college, and she is eager to settle in and know the big city. She meets Stephen (her love interest), Rebecca (roommate), and Tracy (pretty girl). Rebecca is a shy girl, and both of them bonds very well. She comes to know that Sara had an elder sister who died when she was nine years old and an ex-boyfriend. Over time, Rebecca’s obsession with Sara grows, which causes her to drive away anyone who could come between them.

Rebecca thinks Tracy had a bad influence on Sara. She attacks her in the bathroom, tries to kill her, and tells her to stay away from Sara. Tracy moves to another dorm. Later Sara’s cat is killed by Rebecca, but she tells Sara that the cat went off somewhere. She also inflicts injuries upon herself and shows that the cat does these injuries. Sara spends thanksgiving with Rebecca. Once Sara was kissed by the fashion designer professor, Rebecca plans to get the professor out of the picture by making a video and showing everyone he is trying to rape Sara.

Later in the story, Sara comes to know Rebecca’s obsession with her and removes her belongings from the dorm. She also comes to know that Rebecca takes medicines. Rebecca later admits that what happened to Tracy, Cuddles, Professor, Irene, and Jason, Rebecca herself is responsible for that and did it all to win Sara’s friendship. Then Sara decides to stay alone without any roommate. 

Quick Facts The Roommate –

  • Director – Christian E. Christiansen
  • Producers – Roy Lee, Doug Davison
  • Written By – Sonny Mallhi
  • Cast – Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Danneel Harris, Matt Lanter, Nina Dobrev, Aly Michalka, Kat Graham, Cherilyn Wilson, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Tomas Arana, Alex Meraz, Nathan Parsons
  • Release Date – February 4, 2011
  • Shooting Locations – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University.
  • Box Office – The film grossed $15.6 million its opening weekend.


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