Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly

Director: Stephen Frears Cast: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Glenn Close


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Based on the novel by Valerie Martin, this gothic suspense story offers a fresh perspective on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror tale Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by presenting the material from a different viewpoint -- that of Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts), an Irish servant girl who has come to work for esteemed surgeon Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich). Mary is fascinated but also intimidated by her new employer, while the doctor seems to take a personal interest in her that goes beyond mere professional courtesy, much to the annoyance of Mr. Poole (George Cole), Jekyll's brutish manservant who also appears to have his eye on her. Jekyll's interest in Mary increases when he learns that she was abused as a child by her violent and repressive father. The doctor seems to take a keen interest in the violent and uncontrollable side of human nature. One day, he announces to his housekeeping staff that his new colleague, Edward Hyde, may be dropping by unexpectedly and not to be alarmed at his presence. Just as she's become attracted to the studious Dr. Jekyll, Mary is fascinated by the brash and impulsive Mr. Hyde, though he carries an air of danger with him at all times -- and Mary doesn't realize at first that he is merely a manifestation of the darker side of Jekyll's personality. Mary Reilly also features Glenn Close as the Madame Mrs. Farraday. Stephen Frears -- who previously worked with Close, Malkovich and screenwriter Christopher Hampton on 1988's Dangerous Liaisons -- directed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2017
UPC: 0683904632951
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 25,982

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Roberts Mary Reilly
John Malkovich Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Glenn Close Mrs. Farraday
George Cole Mr. Poole
Kathy Staff Mrs. Kent
Linda Bassett Mary's Mother
Michael Gambon Mary's Father
Michael Sheen Bradshaw
Bronagh Gallagher Annie
Henry Goodman Haffinger
Ciarán Hinds Sir Danvers Carew
Moya Brady Young Woman
David Ross Doctor
Tim Barlow Vicar
Bob Mason Policeman
Evelyn Doggart Farraday Girl
Stephen Boxer Inspector
Ellie Crockett Farraday Girl
Julia Hagen Farraday Girl
Sasha Hanau Young Mary
Samantha Hones Farraday Girl
Kadamba Simmons Farraday Girl
Richard Leaf Screaming Girl's Father
Emma Griffiths-Malin Young Whore
Isabella Marsh Screaming Girl
Wendy Nottingham Screaming Girl's Mother
Piu Fan Lee Farraday Girl
Mimi Potworowska Farraday Girl
Robbi Stevens Farraday Girl

Technical Credits
Stephen Frears Director
Consolata Boyle Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Conway Special Effects
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Leo Davis Casting
George Fenton Score Composer,Songwriter
Christopher Hampton Screenwriter
Norma Heyman Producer
John King Art Director
Michael Lamont Art Director
Stephenie McMillan Set Decoration/Design
Jim Morahan Art Director
Lynne Pleshette Executive Producer
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Jenny Shircore Makeup
Iain Smith Co-producer
Adam Somner Asst. Director
Ned Tanen Producer
Nancy Graham Tanen Producer
Juliet Taylor Casting
David Tringham Asst. Director
Lesley Walker Editor
Clive Winter Sound/Sound Designer

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Mary Reilly 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is so much fun to watch. the dialogue makes it even more enjoyable. i love how julia robert's character, mary reilly, is intrigued by john malcovich's characters, jekell and hyde, and how they can make eye contact and you can understand what they are trying to say to each other. they don't even have to say any words. i recommend this movie to anyone that enjoys a movie that has a deeper, darker and quite odd meaning. great movie.
Anthrogrl More than 1 year ago
'Mary Reilly' is a good movie, but if you can read the original novel by Valerie Martin prior to watching, you should. I personally felt that Julia Roberts was miscast as the lead role; her acting seemed awkward and stiff. John Malkovich was excellent in his dual role as Jekyll/Hyde. My major complaint about this movie was that it was sexualized much more than necessary. There was very little of it in the original novel, and the character of Mary Reilly was made to be much more naieve than she was in the novel. On the plus side, the atmosphere and overall feel of the movie was poignant; I felt that the film did a good job preserving the emotional climax of the story. 'Mary Reilly' is worth a watch for any fans of science fiction, Gothic romance, or someone just looking for a bit of escapism.
MadeByMe More than 1 year ago
Everyone knows Julia Roberts as a sunny, comedic and larger than life actress, but she plays dark and dramatic just as well. In this sleeper, she plays a junior houskeeper with an abusive past to the classic Dr. Jeckyl/Mr. Hyde duo, (played to perfection by John Malcovich) learning not just his secrets but all about his tortured inner self. She brings out the lamb in this lion and with a pretty good accent! A must for all Roberts' fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting movie and the story was familiar. Basically about Jekyll and Hyde.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This might be Julia Roberts' best work. Mary Reilly is the naive, hardworking, timid servant girl who is at once capitvated and repulsed by the strange new world of Dr. Jekyl. He, meanwhile, is the aloof, erudite scientist who is unexpectedly attracted to the servant girl with scarred arms. Dr. Jekyl is profoundly transformed by her quiet innocence and compassion -- a change that finally becomes his ruin. The film adeptly develops these complex characters. Malkovick and Roberts possess a strange and undeniable chemistry that perfectly complements this film's odd mix of horror and romance. You will be surprised.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film as great. The characters are wondeful, you can feel their passions. I loved the chemistry between Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. There's no denying that this is a cult classic with a softer, sexier side. I deffinatly recommend it.
tankutheoptimist More than 1 year ago
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark, bold and mesmerizing piece of cinema!, July 24, 2010 By Ankur Mukherjee - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: Mary Reilly (DVD) Wow! indeed an amazing tale that will never fail to keep you engaged from the beginning to the very end. I am not much of a fan of Julia Roberts, but this film really grabbed my attention towards her, my eyes were glued to the screen witnessing her every move, every motion, catching every bit of her emotion throughout the film, she delivers such a precise, fine performance that you simply remain out of words. A fine, fabulous performance from John Malkovich, a fine flesh and blood of a true artist and actor indeed. Everything from the dark atmosphere to the score will surely keep you engaged enough and do watch out for some really good performances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen this movie before and I sorta liked it. Even though it's not what I hoped it to be. Still it's Jekyll and Hyde. I love Musicals and I have a musical version of this on dvd. This one is a bit to bloodish. I don't know if Bloodish is a word but it fits. And I believe it to be a little scary in some parts. I try to watch by my self but I was not to happy with it.
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