Roommate Wanted (2015), formerly known as 2BR/1BA, is a dark comedy directed by Rob Margolies for Different Duck Films. Written by Aaron Edward. Starring Alexa Vega [Spy Kids/Machete Kills] and Spencer Grammer [ABC Family’s GRΣΣK].

Jane is an ambitious student who dreams of a better life. Dee is a gorgeous socialite who dreams of a rich husband. They’re already not the best of friends… or the best of roommates. But when Janie gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Dee becomes the roommate from hell as she desperately tries to destroy Janie’s life. It’s an all out girl-war leaving a Roommate Wanted.

Inspired by the 2003 Japanese film 2LDK written & directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi.

Rated R. 88 minutes. Watch the trailer here …

Film links: Rob Margolies’ website/Facebook

My thoughts… Roommate Wanted delivers a fresh take on 2LDK’s simple concept by focusing on the social commentary that was only hinted at in the original. The central conflict, of course, is intelligence versus beauty and the battle is fought both physically and psychologically. Janie is the smart girl, while Dee is the natural beauty. Who wins? You’ll have to find out in this film’s “shocking” climax!

Read my original post on MHE (here).