Tasteless piece of Grand Guignol from Barbet Schroeder, a director who should've known better. Independent New York businesswoman Bridget Fonda, having just broken up with her fiancé, advertises for a female roommate and feels an immediate kinship with Jennifer Jason Leigh, a straggly, down-to-earth young applicant who may not be exactly what she seems. Film begins with razor-like precision, including an eerie prologue, but becomes increasingly outlandish, queasy, predictable and ridiculous as the plot thickens. By the overbaked finale, with Fonda swinging down from the rafters, the movie has all but imploded, leaving a depressing pile-up of bodies in its wake. *1/2 from ****
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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Psycholgical thriller or high-flown slasher movie...either way it isn't very entertainingReviewed bymoonspinner55Vote: 4/10
Single White Female is directed by Barbet Schroeder and adapted toscreenplay by Don Roos from the novel "SWF Seeks Same" written by JohnLutz. It stars Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, PeterFriedman and Stephen Tobolowsky. Music is by Howard Shore andcinematography by Luciano Tovoli.
When it's revealed that her partner Sam (Weber) has been cheating onher with his ex-wife, Allie Jones (Fonda) kicks him out of theapartment and advertises for a female roommate. She chooses HedraCarlson (Leigh), who on the surface seems to be the perfect roommate.Smoothly helping Allie through her crisis, a real friendship is formed,but it's not long before Hedra starts to exhibit some dark behaviourpatterns ..
The early 90s saw the "Woman from Hell" back in vogue in mainstreamcinema. After the success and publicity of Fatal Attraction (1987),there was a period where you feel that sensible film makers wiselychose to let that particular film disappear from the film lovers memorybanks. As it happens, they must have collectively chose 5 years as thecooling off period. For 1992 saw a wave of mad female on the loosepictures released. Led by the publicity gobbling Basic Instinct, filmssuch as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Single White Female put bumson cinema seats and reopened the "Mad Bitch" sub-genre. Of the three,Single White Female grossed the least, which is strange since it's abetter movie than the other two.
Schroeder's (Barfly/Reversal of Fortune) movie isn't a completesuccess, there's not enough development of the main characters andthere's some unintentionally funny moments. But when it's good it'sreal good. Reeling off a number of memorable and often chilling scenes,film is further boosted by the psychological smarts in Roos' (Boys onthe Side) screenplay. It helps that Schroeder has a knack for pacing,too, where he neatly simmers the plot until the spill over for the bigfinale. No disappointment there either, a good combination of genrestaples is enhanced in impact by some unexpected characterdevelopments, and there's moments of genuine suspense to lure theviewer to the edge of their seat.
It's also stylishly shot by Schroeder and Tovoli (Suspiria/Tenebrae).Allie's Upper West Side apartment is imposing and expansive, with highceilings, old time plumbing, a clunky lift and a dingy laundry in thebasement. It's a different set-up for such a thriller, no picket fenceharmony house or beach side residence, this is bustling New York, bigspaces, but as it turns out, that means no hiding place. The boysbehind the cameras get the maximum they can from the locale by blendingimposing and ominous with grainy veneer and filtered light. On theacting front, the girls put great effort into making their thinlydeveloped characters work, with Leigh doing a good line in progressiveinstability. While Friedman, Weber and a wonderfully naughtyTobolowsky, make the most of their secondary roles.
One or two obvious flaws aside, this still rounds out as a thoroughlyenjoyable thriller. 7.5/10
A fairly engaging psychological thriller. Of course, there must be somesuspension of disbelief, as in Hedy(Jennifer Jason Leigh) wielding a shoe.Also, there really are no truly sympathetic characters here. Hedy, ofcourse, is what she is. And, Allie(Bridget Fonda), the supposed heroine,does kind of screw over Hedy. And Sam (Steven Webber) is basically a snakeanyway. As for the actors, I thought Miss Leigh was by far the best, thoughshe had the meatiest part, so it may be hard to compare. And what an amazingapartment for a young software designer in Manhattan. OK, they mentioned itwas rent-controlled. What an insane economic policy. Grade:B-