Single White Female

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Single White Female ★★ ½ 1992 (R)

Psycho thriller casts Fonda as chic Manhattan computer consultant Allison Jones, who advertises for a roommate after a falling out with her boyfriend. Leigh is the frumpy, shy, bookstore clerk Hedra who answers the ad and moves into Allie's great Upper West Side apartment. They hit it off, that is until Allie notices Hedra's beginning to look and sound very familiar. Hmm… Derivative, though bonus points for creative murder implements and interesting performances throughout, including Friedman as Allie's gay upstairs neighbor. Based on the novel “SWF Seeks Same” by John Lutz. 107m/C VHS, DVD . Jessica Lundy, Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Frances Bay, Renee Estevez, Kenneth Tobey; D: Barbet Schroeder; W: Don Roos; C: Luciano Tovoli; M: Howard Shore. MTV Movie Awards '93: Villain (Leigh).