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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.
Why Is The Roommate Rated PG-13?
The Roommate is rated PG-13 for violence and menace, sexual content, some language and teen partying.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Roommate...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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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Roommate...
The Roommate releases on DVD and Blu-ray in May 17, 2011, with the following bonus materials:
- Commentary with Director Christian E. Christiansen
- Alternate Opening Sequence
- Deleted Scenes
The Roommate on Blu-ray also includes these extras:
- Obsession: The Making of The Roommate
- The Roommate: Next Generation of Stars
- Dressing Dangerously