YMMV / The Roommate

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: With no big names, poor marketing and similarities to Single White Female, this film just sank without a trace.
  • Critical Backlash: A 4% on Rotten Tomatoes? Ouch.
  • Les Yay: A strong belief for Rebecca's obsession over Sarah is that she's a Psycho Lesbian. If she's not this, then she's a very jealous and clingy "friend".
  • Moral Event Horizon: That bit with the kitten in the dryer. Doubles as a Tearjerker.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The idea that your roommate could be a mentally unstable person who may be become just a little too attached to you could be enough to make you want to live by yourself for a while.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Rebecca. Though she did not exactly draw people to cheer on her violence, some people related too painfully well to Rebecca's awkward attempts to make friends and appear "normal." The scene where Rebecca's classmates run into her at the cafe might seem familiar to anyone who has suffered a mental illness or merely been labeled as weird in high school, and has wanted to move past that reputation. Though Rebecca clearly has not moved past her high school habits, which can bring an uncomfortable realization to some people that their high school years are never fully behind them, even after they graduate and move on to the real world of college and employment.