Director: Barbet Schroeder
Runtime: 109 minutes
Starring: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky
Description: When a 'Single White Female' (Bridget Fonda) places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level headed woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who seems to be just right. The new lodger has a secret past which haunts her
Review: “Single White Female” follows Allie, who just ended her relationship with Sam. She isn’t good at being alone, so she decides to find a roommate. When she meets Hedy, Allie thinks she would be the perfect roommate. They get along and really have a connection. But the more Allie gets to know Hedy, the stranger Hedy’s behavior gets.
“Single White Female” is a mediocre thriller, with a few good moments. The buildup of the tension is not that great. The character of Allie is very naïve, sometimes in a way that it’s not believable anymore. It takes her some time to realize that Hedy is crazy. Which doesn’t mean Bridget Fonda didn’t perform well, it’s just a badly written character. Jennifer Jason Leigh is strong as psychotic Hedy.
It is a thriller, but there are only a few really thrilling moments in the movie. It’s overall a very predictable movie, you know exactly what’s going to happen. “Single White Female” is a movie you will easily forget.
Rating: 2/ 5