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Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Roommates (1973)

Watching women of (mostly) college-age getting hit on by every male they meet in an almost sit-com manner doesn't make a good film; that the girls are themselves desperate to get laid doesn't help matters any.
The saving grace is that someone has a knife and likes to get stabby with it – hooray for summer romance with a blade. Even though the sinister turn takes a long time to surface and is weak by slasher standards it's still the most interesting aspect. Otherwise what's on offer amounts to little more than beautiful 70s fashion and eye-catching lady hips. I like both of those things in real life, but a film needs more if it's to be recommended.

2 easy virtues out of 5

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