22 July 2011 | Poolie
Awful and unintentionally campy, but I could not stop watching
The Perfect Roommate is a typical cheap and cheesy "made for Canadian Pay TV movie" like the several new movies each month that pollute The Movie Network" and exist for the sole reason than to help the network fulfill the mandatory, but unfortunately mostly pathetic, Canadian content required so they can keep their broadcast license.
What separates this movie from other similar awful "Made for Canadian Pay TV" crap fests is that level of atrociousness in this one reaches such a new low (or height?) that I could not stop watching it, the same way you can't take your eyes off a car crash. The most ridiculous and unintentionally hilarious parts all relate to Boti Bliss in the main role. Firstly, the character is suppose to be this irresistible vixen, aka the "most beautiful woman I have ever seen" says naive billionaire and all around female connoisseur William R Moses. While Mrs. Bliss is not entirely repulsive, per say, she is way too freaky looking (bug-eyed, weird head and hair, bad plastic surgery everywhere and shockingly wide derrière which she tries to wide with bad teenage girl type loose clothes)to play that role.
And then there is her acting. It is priceless in the worst, but most hilarious, way. Her robotic bad acting is classic and will make the day of any lover of "so bad its good" type movies and acting. She alone was the reason I was glued to the screen the whole time and its gets worse (or better?) as the movie progresses.
I gave it 2 instead of 1, for the reasonable (with that awful script) acting job done by the veteran of this type of movies that is Mr. Moses and by the quite decent young actress who plays his daughter. Those 2 actors should get nominated for Genies if only for demonstrating the ability to keep a straight face while delivering their lines in their scenes opposite the mess that is Boti Bliss in this movie.