College student Sara finds her safety jeopardized after she’s assigned to a dorm room with a new roommate, Rebecca.
Sara Matthews (Minka Kelly) believes her new roommate at college, named Rebecca (Leighton Meester), is just over protective. Rebecca gets upset with Sara if she stays out late or away from their dorm room without calling to let her know. She also becomes jealous of Sara’s other friends and her new boyfriend, Stephen. She warns off one girl and threatens to kill her if she continues to hang around Sara. Sara begins to open her eyes and to realize that there is more to Rebecca than meets the eye. Unfortunately, some of this process slows the film down and takes up precious viewing time. When there is action or violence it comes rapidly and then the pace slows down once more. There is just not enough meat on the bones in this movie.
Ultimately Sara learns the truth behind Rebecca’s strange behavior and there is a big confrontation at the end. The film does show Sara having moved on in life following a break-up with her boyfriend and the death of a close relative, so these are nice themes. A few people die by film’s end and we won’t plot-spoil and say who, but with the violence in the film, not to mention the language and the use of slang, and an unmarried couple having sex in addition to two young women doing the same, we are unable to recommend this as a family-friendly film.