Single White Female

Single White Female

Barbet Schroeder (1992)

bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over Certificate


Our Score
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.


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.

Cast & Crew

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
Twin Tiffany Mataras
Twin Krystle Mataras
Cheque cashier Amelia Campbell
Director Barbet Schroeder
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video and DVD