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Mary Reilly (1996)

Cast: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michael Gambon, Bronagh Gallagher, Linda Bassett, Henry Goodman, Ciaran Hinds, Moya Brady

Director(s): Stephen Frears

Language: English

Genre: Horror

Synopsis

This Gothic melodrama, adapted from the novel by Valerie Martin, depicts the infamous tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the perspective of Dr. Jekyll's naive housemaid, a poor servant girl from gloomy Edinburgh named Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts). Having suffered an emotionally and physically wrenching childhood at the hands of her cruel father, Mary grew up with a dichotomous view of men. It is then fitting that the adult Mary becomes a housekeeper for one Dr. Jekyll (John Malkovich). Slowly, ... [Get complete synopsis]

 

MasterWoodsman wrote on May 5, 2005, 12:13 pm
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Caught this last night. Not bad, but not great either. A slight twist on the standard Jekyll and Hyde story. The part that really bugged me is that the two personas looked so similar, but no one in the movie could tell! All they did was give Malcovich longer hair. Whoop-de-doo! It's like SuperMan and Clark Kent, where everybody he knows is a moron.

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