Ashley Dunnfield is a socialite that’s trying to make her way on her own, when Carrie Remington, a recently divorced woman, comes into town and takes a job at the same restaurant Ashley works, Ashley takes pity on her and offers to share her apartment with the down on her luck older woman. However, things soon seem to turn upside down as Carrie sets her sights on Ashley’s rich father and anyone who comes in her way turns up dead… Is Carrie all she says she is or is she simply some gold digger with murderous intentions?
The Perfect Roommate is a film filled with mysteries and twists to keep the viewer guessing. We have the beautiful Ashley Leggat and Boti Bliss gracing the screen as the drama and truth unfolds, however even beauty cannot disguise the weaknesses of the film, which turned out to be predictable and lacking in more ways than one. That being said, there are a few things that save the movie from being a complete waste of time, for instance, no brain power was necessary to work out what was happening, which is useful when people just want to have something playing in the background. Keeping that in mind, don’t expect some epic climax for the film either, we have a build-up with The Perfect Roommate that will disappoint the viewer merely because it’s a dud.
As far as soap operas are concerned, The Perfect Roommate would have been a good few episodes of Young and the Restless or something along those lines, but as a film, it is simply too cliché to hold its own. The black widow antagonist with the sweeter than honey, armchair detective protagonist has been overdone and as a result will give the viewer nothing new to work with. Personally, I liked it because I could watch it and do something else without losing anything about the plot, but if you’re looking for a movie with a bit of tension, some intelligence and that’s not made for TV, then The Perfect Roommate is not for you. On the other hand, if you just want background noise whilst studying for a test or when you’re writing a novel, then this film will be sufficient. It’s quite clear that this was a “made for TV” film, not because it’s a little more generous with the plot and a little less worried about the gore, but because of the sheer mentality it was made with. This is not a film for a horror lover, this is a film for people who have next to nothing to do on a rainy day. So if you’re looking for something horror, this is the wrong movie for you. If you’re looking for a soap opera movie, then by all means, The Perfect Roommate will be perfect.
On another note, I must admit that director Curtis Crawford did a good job with directing The Perfect Roommate. It’s not too shabby or shaky and although post-editing lacked slightly, it didn’t do anything to show that as a director he’s got something going for him.
I’ll give this movie a miss, just because it’s so cliché, but if you feel this is the type of film you want to watch just click on the image and you’ll be taken to an online store.