The movie Mary Reilly was
based on the book Mary Reilly.
Movie details for Mary Reilly
The movie was released in
1996 and directed by Stephen Frears, who also directed The Grifters (1990), The Snapper (1993) and The Hi-Lo Country (1998).
Mary Reilly was produced by Sony Pictures.
More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Kathy Staff, Glenn Close, Michael Sheen, Bronagh Gallagher, Linda Bassett, Henry Goodman, Ciarán Hinds, Sasha Hanau, Moya Brady, Emma Griffiths Malin, David Ross, Tim Barlow, Isabella Marsh, Wendy Nottingham, Richard Leaf and Stephen Boxer.
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Stephen Frears reunites with the production talents who made the tempting Dangerous Liaisons for this new look at the infamous Dr. Jekyll (a deft John Malkovich). Instead of being in the laboratory where the good doctor unlocks his evil twin, we stay i... Read More
Stephen Frears reunites with the production talents who made the tempting Dangerous Liaisons for this new look at the infamous Dr. Jekyll (a deft John Malkovich). Instead of being in the laboratory where the good doctor unlocks his evil twin, we stay in the mansion overlooking the lab. An inquisitive, proper maid, Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts) slowly becomes Dr. Jekyll's confidant. Rather than a horror story, the film is a spooky mystery that keeps us in the dark, and what a wonderful dark Frears and his designers have fashioned. Roberts carries the movie, digging deep for her best dramatic work to date. Though some may wish she'd show more passion, she holds her emotions appropriately in check. The movie faced considerable, well-documented troubles, including the reshooting of several scenes months after the initial production. This probably affected the finale, which has little impact and nearly ruins a good thing. --Doug Thomas