Single White Female
Release year: 1992
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Screenwriter: Don Roos, John Lutz (novel)
Starring: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Frances Bay, Michele FarrJessica Lundy
After a break-up, Allison (Fonda) advertises for a roommate and finds the seemingly perfect candidate in shy Hedra (Jason Leigh). But as she gets to know the girl better, she starts to realize Hedra may be different than she first thought.
This popular thriller must have scared women of roommate for quite some time when it came out in 1992. Because Jason Leigh (Dolores Claiborne, 1995) is just as convincing as shy and timid as she is a raving mad and possessive, something that leaves you wondering, how many people around you, you really truly know. She may be a sweet looking young woman, but she has no problem being intimidating. Because the story is cleverly kept close to home and it takes less to be scary when you get in between the walss of home. An even more impressive performance is made by Fonda (Lake Placid, 1999), a careful but smart girl forced to find her own power to defend herself and her home while trying to hold onto her empathy. It is a slow-building but tense thriller and the two women give power performances in a movie that will have you forever think twice about letting someone move into your home.
Bridget Fonda had the choice of playing either Allie or Hedy. She ended up choosing to play Allie, because she said it was a harder role.
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