Thursday, October 8, 2009

Night 8 of "The 31 Nights of Halloween Film Fest"

I've joined in the fun over at Domestic Witch's October Blog Party. You can find a list of participating blogs that are having fun celebrating the season of Halloween. When you're done here take a broom ride over to her site and you'll see the list of blogs on the right side bar.
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Here at The Lounge we will have a "31 Nights of Halloween Film Fest". Check back each day to see which movie is featured and some days you may get more than one. They will be a random selection of my favorites. You can see all past selections on the sidebar.
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Make sure to leave a comment for each movie as one lucky person will win their choice of pendant from Laughing Vixen Lounge at the end of the film fest. Please see rules at end of post.
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Night 8...."Single White Female"

I remember seeing this at the drive in with a bunch of girlfriends. It still holds up 17 years later.
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Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune and Desperate Measures) directed this film based on the novel "SWF Seeks Same" by John Lutz. Released on August 14, 1992 by Columbia Pictures. Alison Jones (Bridget Fonda) is madly in love with Sam Rawson (Steven Weber) and happily planning their wedding. That is until Sam's ex-wife calls and Alison finds out that they just had sex earlier that day. What is a girl to do? Kick his sorry ass out and place an add for a new roommate. Unfortunately Alison does not pick the right roommate.
Hedy Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a shy and frumpy girl that Alison starts to bond with. She tells her friend and upstairs neighbor Graham (Peter Friedman) "It's fun having a girlfriend to hang out with". Everything is great until Sam convinces Alison to forgive him and they are once again engaged. Hedy is far from happy about this.
Alison starts to realize that something is very wrong with Hedy and she may not be who she pretends to be. Can Alison get rid of Hedy before Hedy gets rid of her?
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This movie is just a fun watch. We all know that Hedy is the wrong choice but Alison is not as quick as the rest of us. She will just have to learn the hard way and that's what makes for a fun ride. It's great to see Hedy slowly take over Alison's life as she continues to loose her grasp on reality. Not that she had much of a grasp to start with!
The movie becomes a bit campy and over the top as the big ending starts to unfold but that's the beauty of it. Watching Hedy go crazy and Alison kicking her butt is just great. I have always been a huge fan of Steven Weber (most will remember him from the TV show "Wings") and lets just say his final scene in this movie...priceless!!!
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16 comments:

  1. I am more of a horror and gore fan myself, but a good psychologicalthriller(like SWF)is always good for moral lessons. Always run a background check and install extra locks on your bedroom door.

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  2. I wasn't as into it when I saw it a long time ago, but your description makes me think I'll give it another look

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  3. ALIEN is my guess for tomorrow's movie.

    I never saw SWF, but from what you describe,it sounds like a good psychological thriller to see.

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  4. The Thing is my guess. Saw it on a double blind date. Eeek!
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  5. I loved this movie. I can watch it any old time. And I agree...Steven Weber's last scene IS indeed priceless. :D

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  6. that roomie was sick...seriously sick lol...but that scene where she kills "the lover" with her spiked heel is hilarious. who wrote that?!

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  7. I am guessing Alien!

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  11. I think it's The Thing. @Lunachique

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  12. This was and is an awesome movie!!

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  13. I don't think i ever watched SWF all the way through before. I remember it was very popular when it came out though.
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  14. I am a follower
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  15. I've actually never seen this one! I keep meaning to, but somehow I always forget about it when I'm adding things to my netflix que.

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