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The Roommate review

Gossip Girl turned Clingy Girl...

If you are expecting a fresh spin on 1992’s Single White Female – and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t, since The Roommate’s plot is virtually identical – then you’ll be bitterly disappointed with this tame, tepid, stalker-chick flick.

Gossip Girl’s breathlessly beautiful Leighton Meester plays a misfit college freshman who’s got an unhealthy obsession with her popular new roommate (Minka Kelly). When her ill-starred love goes unrequited, she takes the crazy up a notch.

This premise would normally lead to all sorts of exploitation movie mayhem, but in the hands of Danish director Christian E Christiansen, it becomes a bloodless, charmless bore.

Cat lovers may be unnerved, but fright fans will just yawn their way to the exit.

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Ken McIntyre

Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.