The Roommate

February 7, 2011 by  
Filed under CineStrays

Starring: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet
Directed by: Christian E. Christiansen (“Zoomers”)
Written by: Sonny Mallhi (debut)

Minka Kelly may have been named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” last year by Esquire Magazine, a distinction which was probably followed by an onslaught of offers to star in a handful of B-movies, but that’s no reason she should have jumped at any of them. The only thing positive that can come out of a movie like “The Roommate” is that Kelly now has a better idea of what her standard should be as an actress who probably wants to be taken seriously. “The Roommate,” with its generic script, characters, and direction, is far below that. Call it “Single White Female” for unprejudice “iCarly” tweens. Also, call it another example of Cam Gigandet thinking that squinting his eyes means he’s actually acting.