Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mary Reilly (1996)

3 / 5
Tagline:  Evil loves innocence.
Directed by:  Stephen Frears
Written by:  Valerie Martin, Christopher Hampton
Actors include:  Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole
Genre:  Horror, Drama
Length:  105 minutes
Banned:  Nope

An overly long retelling of the Jekyll & Hyde story only with big names.  This time it focuses on a servant (Mary of course) who works for Mr. Jekyll and over time she starts to take to him (romantically even).  When Jekyll's assistant shows up she's a little stunned but finds herself charmed him too.  It really takes an interesting story and puts a boring spin on it, in fact this is pretty much a romantic film with some horror elements (not nearly enough to keep most fans happy, myself included).  Pretty much a waste of time, but I guess it could have been worse!
Availability:  On DVD

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