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The Roommate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Holland G, Grapevine, TX

As much as I like a flick with a demented chick, I must admit, there's something lacking in “The Roommate” –
a movie I truly thought was going to offer so much more than it did. I like its idea because I was able to see what it could have been through glimpses of the psychotic ­potential of Rebecca.

Sara (Minka Kelly), who is about as interesting as soggy bread, decides to go to her second-choice college when her cheating boyfriend, Jason, isn't accepted by Brown. They break up and then – just to annoy her, or the audience, who knows – Jason actually gets into Brown, but only after Sara commits to another school. Sara ends up tied to Rebecca (Leighton Meester), her roommate who is about as private and withdrawn as Sara, but with a spicy twist: she's insane and needs “crazy” pills, but apparently doesn't ­actually take them.

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