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Still shot from the movie: The Roommate.

The Roommate

Sara (Minka Kelly) has been anticipating life as a college student. But she never expects to find her life in danger from her roommate (Leighton Meester) who develops an unhealthy obsession for her in this teen thriller. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 04 Feb 2011
Video Release: 17 May 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Roommate Rated PG-13?


Violence: A female student is attacked in a shower by another student who forcibly removes her navel ring. A woman bruises herself and cuts her abdomen. A woman is seen tied to a bed and it is implied she has been forcibly confined for some time. During a physical altercation a gun is fired multiple times and a knife is used resulting in characters being stabbed -- one fatally. A kitten is placed in a clothes dryer and we later learn it was killed. A woman pierces her ears with earrings -- a drop of blood is seen.

Sexual Content: A male teacher kisses a female student after offering her a trip to Paris. He later accepts the sexual advances of another female student. A man and woman engage in sexual activity, no explicit nudity or sounds are included. A woman talks to a man on the phone, and it is implied she pleasures herself while doing so. Two women kiss in a public restroom and one invites the other back to her place. An intoxicated woman pulls her shirt up and exposes her breasts at a frat house party (no explicit nudity is seen).

Language: Profanities throughout include scatological expletives, terms of deity and other mild terms.

Drugs/Alcohol: Campus parties and clubs are depicted with heavy alcohol consumption resulting in drunken behavior. A woman takes pills offered to her without asking or confirming what they are.

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