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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 really liked the idea of a roommate. Living with someone you barely know and expecting them to pay rent every month. I don’t think it’s for me. 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 the titular “single white female” seeking a roommate. Whom she finds in the seemingly innocent Hedy. She seems like an innocent instant gal pal, but her increasingly unusual behavior calls that into question. One of the movie’s most unsettling scenes involves Hedy getting an identical short red haircut to Allie’s. That scene is the reason I even knew about the movie. Since it was #56 on a Bravo TV special I used to watch called “The 100 Scariest Movie Moments.” Identity theft is definitely terrifying. Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh have excellent chemistry. Jennifer Jason Leigh stands out especially for playing the crazy roommate. It’s not perfect, but if you have a suspicious roommate, Single White Female may be for you.

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

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