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Mary Reilly (1996)

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

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Valerie Martin (novel), Christopher Hampton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Mary Reilly
John Malkovich ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
George Cole ... Mr. Poole
Michael Gambon ... Mary's Father
Kathy Staff ... Mrs. Kent
Glenn Close ... Mrs. Farraday
Michael Sheen ... Bradshaw
Bronagh Gallagher ... Annie
Linda Bassett ... Mary's Mother
Henry Goodman ... Haffinger
Ciarán Hinds ... Sir Danvers Carew (as Ciaran Hinds)
Sasha Hanau Sasha Hanau ... Young Mary
Moya Brady Moya Brady ... Young Woman
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Young Whore
David Ross David Ross ... Doctor
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Storyline

Somewhere in England in the nineteenth century. A pretty housemaid works in a nice house, which is Dr. Henry Jekyll's (John Malkovich's) house. Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts) think she found her best job, because she is poor and the doctor is well-known and rich. This movie 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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Evil loves innocence. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Several scenes were shot on Calton Road in Edinburgh, Scotland, although the majority of the movie was shot in England. 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 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1910) See more »

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Pretty good film for a rainy day
2 July 2000 | by TobySSee all my reviews

Mary Reilly is a great film to watch on a rainy afternoon. Often criticized as boring and a low point in Julia Roberts career, I found it to be a great Gothic story. While I can understand and see why people were put to sleep by the film, I think it's a refreshing change of pace from the standard popcorn flick that is only interested in being the number 1 film at the box office Monday morning. John Malkovich turns in a great performance of the Jekyll/Hyde character, and Glenn Close steals the few scenes she's in as a Madame of a brothel. Julia Roberts plays against type as a dour chambermaid, and I think that's what put off so many people. Obviously, most people like their Julia flashing her now $20 million dollar smile. I say, "good for you for trying something different." If you haven't seen Mary Reilly, watch it on the next rainy day and enjoy it.

My grade: 8 out of 10


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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,812,620, 25 February 1996

Gross USA:

$5,707,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,379,402
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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