Single White Female
- Barbet Schroeder
- 103 mins
- 18More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 18 years and over
Software designer Allison is looking for a flatmate and seems to have struck lucky with shy applicant Hedra. However, Allison soon comes to realise her new friend is dangerously obsessed with her, and when she plans a reconciliation with her former boyfriend, a jealous Hedra becomes increasingly unhinged. Psychological thriller, with Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Steven Weber.
Jennifer Jason Leigh plays the lodger from hell who makes nice Bridget Fonda's life a misery in this ludicrous but hugely enjoyable thriller from director Barbet Schroeder. Based on John Lutz's novel, it has Fonda as a chic Manhattanite looking for a roommate, and Leigh as the shy, frumpy "perfect" candidate. That is until she starts dressing like Fonda and even tries to steal her boyfriend. You may be able to guess the end from the first five minutes, but that doesn't make it any less enthralling, and it should certainly win a few plaudits for the most ingenious use of a stiletto heel in a movie.
How to Watch
- Theatrical distributor
- Columbia Pictures
- Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
- Available on
- video and DVD
|Allison Jones||Bridget Fonda|
|Hedra Carlson||Jennifer Jason Leigh|
|Sam Rawson||Steven Weber|
|Graham Knox||Peter Friedman|
|Mitchell Myerson||Stephen Tobolowsky|
|Elderly neighbour||Frances Bay|
|Myerson's assistant||Michele Farr|
|Mannish applicant||Tara Karsian|
|Exotic applicant||Christiana Capetillo|
|Talkative applicant||Jessica Lundy|
|Perfect applicant||Renée Estevez|
|Cheque cashier||Amelia Campbell|