Single White Female (1992)

DailyView: Day 128, Movie 201

With the calendar flipping to September, the list of movies leaving HBO Max was refreshed and I can target some new films for the DailyView. The first one that I picked off the list is Single White Female. Probably did not make the best choice.

Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) broke up with and kicked her lover Sam Rawson (Steven Weber) out of their apartment when she discovered that he had cheated on her with his ex-wife. She needed to find a roommate and Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) answered the ad. Hedra revealed that she was a twin, whose sister died at childbirth. She began to bond with Allison. When Allison and Sam decided to get back together, Hedra began to lose her shit.

This falls into the category of films such as The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Sleeping with the Enemy, River Wild, Double Jeopardy, The Intruder, and a bunch of Tyler Perry movies. Hedra comes in nice and loving, but she shows her real side as the film moves along. And the real side is crazy. Coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs.

This just becomes ridiculous. So many dumb things happen only to be obstructed by the implausible things. Honestly, as soon as Hedra turned her hair the same color and length as Allison, she would have been out on her ass.

There was nothing new here and nothing made sense. These people were all just horrible characters that are anything but real.

I feel like I am being too negative on this movie. Still, I think it deserves the vitriol. There are some good actors in Single White Female, but they do not seem to be doing much acting. It is over-the-top and silly.

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