Single White Female (1992)

posterDirector: Barbet Schreoder

Writer: Don Roos (Screenplay) John Lutz (Novel)

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Frances Bay

 

Plot: A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Tense Stalker Roommate Film

 

Story: Single White Female starts when advertising computer tech Allison Jones (Fonda) has a big break up with her current partner Sam (Weber) leading to her reaching desperate times with her career, trying to find the income she looks for a new roommate to help with the rent.

The ideal roommate comes into Allison’s life, Hedra (Leigh) a young lady that has great chemistry with Allison. When Sam comes back into Allison’s life Hedra starts getting jealous leading to a string of unusual events affecting Allison’s life, Allison soon learns the truth about Hedra needing to find a way to move her out before her own life becomes in danger.

 

Thoughts on Single White Female

 

StoryThe old psycho roommate story, well this does give us a female driven version of the story with most of the men being made out to be horrible throughout, we have plenty of by the books material but if it isn’t broken why fix it right? This is an easy watch and you can believe how everything unfolds without it being anything that stands out from the rest in the genre.

ThrillerThis is a film that does keep us on edge through the film wondering just how the clogs will be ticking inside the head of Hedra.

Characters/PerformanceAllison comes off a strong career driven woman but slightly naïve when it comes to other things in her life, she is happy to have a lying cheating boyfriend but struggles to make friends in the big city. Hedra is an interesting character who is happy to get obsessed with what she thinks is her perfect friend if not sister, calm calculated through each and every decision she makes.

The performance from both Fonda and Leigh are great with Leigh stealing the show as the psycho roommate. We do have a few other characters but they don’t get enough time to shine with their limited screen time.stars

SettingsThe settings for this film keep us within the apartment for the most part with only glimpse outside in the city. Keeping everything inside the apartment helps with the suspense of not knowing someone before letting the live with you.

Final ThoughtsThis is a thriller that builds on the psycho roommate idea with a very strong female leading performance between the two actresses.

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Overall: Well-made psycho roommate film

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The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 17 – Old Money

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Season 2

Episode 17 – Old Money

Couch Gag – This time Grampa Simpson is asleep on the couch when the family all arrive.

Plot SynopsisAfter Grampa’s new girlfriend dies and leaves him $106,000 in her will, he tries to decide what to do with it.

What is going on reallyThe episode starts when the family dump of Grampa back to the retirement home, realizing Homer will be old one day they decide they are going to treat Grampa next time.

Meanwhile back at the retirement home Grampa Simpson meets Bea Simmons and sparks instantly fly between the two. When the Simpsons take Grampa Simpson away for their day with him it just so happens to be Bea’s birthday but Homer doesn’t believe she is real.

When the trip ends up going overnight Bea passes away he blames Homer for missing her final moments. Abe inherits $106,000 from Bea promising not to give Homer any of it but also grabbing the attention of the people but wanting to spend the money on the things he believes to be fun.

Deciding he wants to treat someone or certain people who deserve it, listening to dreams of the whole town but who will he pick?

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Final ThoughtsThis is a very good episode showing that you should always look at to see how to spend money you end up getting suddenly and never know what to spend it on. It also shows that people will always have dreams but not always deserving of the money.

Rating 5/5