I love Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, but, what are they doing here? A shameless rip off of a much better movie "Apartment Zero" with Colin Firth and Hart Bochner. As the journey had already been taken, the trip becomes an irritating one. I didn't care about it for a minute. The two actresses are always worth watching, they have the power to attract their audience whatever they're doing. That's partly why, I was so put off by the nonsense they were involved with in Single White Female.
Single White Female (1992) 1080p YIFY Movie
Single White Female (1992) 1080p
Single White Female is a movie starring Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Steven Weber. A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.
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The Synopsis for Single White Female (1992) 1080p
When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level headed woman who seems to be just right. The new lodger has a secret past which haunts her.
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ALMOST, NOT QUITEReviewed bymarcosaguadoVote: 2/10
After her partner moves out Allie Jones (Fonda) invites Hedra Carlson (Leigh) to move in, only Hedra has a few dark secrets and soon causes problems for her roommate.
The 1990's was a big step towards engaging actresses into more notable lead roles. Kathy Bates in Misery, Susan Sarandon and Gena Davis in Thelma and Louise and Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs turned many memorable Oscar winners and nominees in some fantastic pictures and the playing field seemed to generate more female stars who are still remembered today. So a year after Ridley Scott's dramatic Thelma and Louise picture in 1991 could Fonda and Leigh generate the same level of press attention and accolade? The premise was definitely there. The claustrophobic feel of the plot with a stalker of a room mate and obsession reflects the nature of Kathy Bates' character in Misery and the whole love and cheating concepts could easily merit those reflected in Scott's picture but this never materialized. We are left with some, what can only be described as dull and boring soap styled concepts. The whole 'my partner has left me and now I'm depressed' is as flat as a pancake and Leigh's inclusion, whilst initially spicing things up became equally dull.
What follows is a collection of mad antics by Leigh's awkward character and Fonda's struggling Allie. The pairing isn't too bad. There are some spicy moments that generate good drama and tension between the pair. The whole dog thing is a good reflection, as is the already mentioned stunning climax.
The direction by Schroeder is frequently muddled. From high shots to low shots and the inclusion of the odd tracking shots there is never a settling momentum to carry the picture through its dramatic stages. The final half an hour is well handled as the script notches up a gear into flowing momentum with a good final ending.
If you feel inclined to turn off after ten minutes then you can be forgiven as there is little to match your enthusiasm for this picture.
But if you get up to the inclusion of the dog then you may as well carry on as the final stages generate some stunning tension.
Single White Female is what you may call a wonderful promise that was horribly muddled. It's described as a dramatic thriller and the whole 'drama' part is evident throughout being soapier than a Dove product, but the thriller tag never is evident still the stunning climax that is great, but simply not justification of what we saw, and we are simply rolling our heads and imagining what could have been.
This was a very impressive movie that I had somehow missed over the years. It features a simple story line (which makes it very easy to enter into) in which Allison (Bridget Fonda), having broken up with her boyfriend (Sam Rawson) places an ad in the personals for a roommate, and ends up with Hedra (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Everything works well for a while and Hedra seems to be the perfect friend, until it becomes clear that she is becoming obsessed with Allison, an obsession that turns dangerous when Allison and her boyfriend reconcile, and the three of them end up living together.
Hedra was an interesting character. The point of her obsession wasn't clear to me, however. On the one hand she seemed to be using Allison to fill a void for a long lost sister; on the other hand there clearly was a sexual interest for Allison as well, brought out delicately but obviously by director Barbet Schroeder. There was never anything overtly physical between the two (except for one kiss, which needs to be seen in its context to be truly understood) but it's clear that Hedra is interested. Was she looking for a sister or a lover? We see examples of Hedra's bizarre sexual desires as Allison follows her to a sex club where (virtually disguised as Allison) Hedra enjoys - well, I'm not sure; could have been anything from the looks of it. This mistaken identity theme becomes the key to the movie as the story progresses.
It's at times violent, but even the violence isn't gratuitous. It's a very good movie. The only fault in my opinion is what I thought were somewhat mechanical performances from Fonda and Leigh. They were fine in their roles, but I really thought they lacked a bit of passion that could have made a very good movie even better.
Still, this movie is at least a 7/10.