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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Although the crew originally shot an ending similar to the book's (an anticlimax in which Jekyll dies and Mary lies beside him), there were no fewer than 25 rewrites. In winter 1995, months after Mary Reilly's production team had disbanded, the producers called back the stars to shoot three alternative endings. For one of them, Glenn Close was flown back to London on the Concorde for one day of work. See more »
Mary's accent disappears & reappears several times during the film. See more »
I thought it was actually a very good film. I didnt realise when I started watching it that it would be so graphic, I never thought of Roberts doing a Period Horror, and she does better than i would have thought... although the accent is a bit dodgy at times. John is excellent- a very scary Hyde/Jekkel! Glenn Close makes a scarely good whore mistress! all in all a good film well worth watching!
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