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Mary Reilly (1996)

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

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Haffinger
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Sir Danvers Carew (as Ciaran Hinds)
Sasha Hanau ...
Young Mary
Moya Brady ...
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David Ross ...
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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 Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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The Battle between Good and Evil has many Victims...and one Witness. See more »


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Rated R for notable gore and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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23 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto de Mary Reilly  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,812,620 (USA) (25 February 1996)

Gross:

$5,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the brothel, Mrs. Farraday comments to a patron that Mary isn't even 18. In reality, Julia Roberts was almost 30 at the time she took the role of Mary Reilly. See more »

Goofs

Mary's accent disappears & reappears several times during the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I'm not going to bite you.
Mary Reilly: I'm sorry, sir, you gave me a fright.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: You're up very early.
Mary Reilly: I'm generally up by five, sir, otherwise I get behind.
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Connections

Version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006) See more »

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde through the Eyes of a Housemaid
7 January 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the nineteen century, in London, the dedicated housemaid Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts) is part of the staff under the command of the butler Mr. Poole (George Cole) that works for Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich). Mary is a traumatized woman that was abused by her father when she was a child and very devoted to Dr. Jekyll. One day, he gathers Mr. Poole and the servants in a room and tells that his assistant Mr. Edward Hyde will be work in his laboratory with free access to the house. Mary Reilly and her mates are unsuccessful to see the mysterious Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll trusts on Mary Reilly and she helps him, delivering letters to the notorious Mrs. Farraday (Glenn Close) that owns a brothel to clean the mess that Mr. Hyde does in the city. Mary Reilly is seduced by the educated Dr. Jekyll and by the reckless and violent Mr. Hyde.

"Mary Reilly" is a dramatic and romantic view of the classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde through the eyes of a housemaid. The plot is developed in slow pace and is not exactly an horror movie and maybe this is the reason that many viewers did not like this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Segredo de Mary Reilly" ("The Secret of Mary Reilly")


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