After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »
We are somewhere in England in the 19th century. A Pretty housemaid works in a nice house, which is Dr. Jekyll's house. Mary Reilly think she found her best job, because she is poor and the doctor is well-known and rich. The film tells the 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' story as a woman sees the two men, one of them is good and the other is evil. And she loves them ... Written by
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The plot is based on "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson which was partly inspired by historic events in Edinburgh, Scotland during the late 1700s when a city councilor by the name of Deacon William Brodie led a double life as a respectable cabinet maker by day and burglar by night. Certain scenes in the film are shot in areas Brodie had once walked and worked. See more »
Mary's accent disappears & reappears several times during the film. See more »
John Malkovich was the perfect actor to play/ jekyll hyde- he personfies the good and evil that can coexist in a person. I was very impressed that Julie Roberts had the demeanor of a household servant down so well. My husbands' family comes from a line of women who were domestics when they first came to America in the 1880's-- and his mother said that's how they had to act. Even though it was a little slow- I liked the way the story developed. The fact that Mary can't hate her abusive father because she came from him- helps the doctor understand the dilemna. Altogether a satisfying movie that takes a different view of the Stevenson classic.
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