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Single White Female

  • Drama
  • 1992
  • Barbet Schroeder
  • 103 mins
  • 18
    More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 18 years and over

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Pictures
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Allison JonesBridget Fonda
Hedra CarlsonJennifer Jason Leigh
Sam RawsonSteven Weber
Graham KnoxPeter Friedman
Mitchell MyersonStephen Tobolowsky
Elderly neighbourFrances Bay
Myerson's assistantMichele Farr
Mannish applicantTara Karsian
Exotic applicantChristiana Capetillo
Talkative applicantJessica Lundy
Perfect applicantRenée Estevez
TwinTiffany Mataras
TwinKrystle Mataras
Cheque cashierAmelia Campbell

Crew

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DirectorBarbet Schroeder
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