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Single White Female is the kind of thriller that really makes you think. About “who is my roommate?” and “how do I get rid of them?” I never liked the idea of a roommate. Living with someone you barely know and expecting them to pay rent every month. That’s just crazy. As far as Single White Female is concerned, I thought it was very effective. I’d describe it as a subtle (often erotic) thriller. One that starts out fine, then starts to show its true colors by the end. Several nude scenes give it the erotic status. Allie is an engaged software designer whose recently called off her engagement. In order to fill the void, she advertises herself as a “single white female” seeking a roommate. Whom she finds in the seemingly innocent Hedy. One of the movie’s most unsettling scenes involves Hedy getting an identical short red haircut to Allie’s. Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh have excellent chemistry. Especially Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays the crazy roommate fairly well. It’s not perfect, but if you have a suspicious roommate, Single White Female might be the movie to watch.

Allie’s (left) new roommate Hedy (right) begins to obsess over her

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