When career girl Allie (Fonda) learns that her lover Sam (Weber) has slept with his ex, she turfs him out and advertises for a flatmate. Successful applicant Hedy (Leigh) may not seem particularly mature, but who would expect her to start dressing up in Allie's clothes, moving in on Sam, and generally making life hell for the landlady she professes to adore? Actually, anyone who's seen a few movies would expect Hedy to do precisely those things, especially given the heavy-handed way Schroeder signposts the imminent homicidal carnage right from the start (stay out of that laundry room!). If his two leads are adequate to the slick mechanisms of a formulaic thriller, neither they nor Don Roos' script (based on the novel by John Lutz) offer any original insights into insatiable emotional dependence.
Cast and crew
Jennifer Jason Leigh