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on February 28, 2017
The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde through the point of view of a servant. Jhon Malkovich, Juilia Roberts did awesome in the movie. Jhon Malkovich plays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Both characters in the show love Mary but the doctor can't express it and his other self can. Mary Reilly a servant in the household is fond of the doctor but she doesn't know it until it's too late. She soon discovers that Mr. Hyde is her master. Mr. Hyde is fond of her and let her go by releasing her from him.
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VINE VOICEon February 15, 2009
Mary Reiley, masterfully played by Julia Roberts and Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde brilliantly performed by John Malkovich is a suspenseful recreation of the split personality of a man who has an inner evil twin who takes the lives of others as he experiences rage and the desire to control.

If you know the background of the original work by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, you know that it is about split personalities, surfacing the fact that within each of us there is the possibility of good and evil and that every human being, if all virtue is removed [kindness, compassion, love, hope, charity, faith] is capable of committing atrocities and go back to animal instincts.

The duality we find in ourselves, if not dealt with in an effort to understand our faults, may create personalities that project evil onto others, surfacing anger, rage, depression and lack of self esteem. Humans that do not deal with their inner demons end displaying an outward respectability that is nothing but social hypocrisy that masks a tendency for inner sins, whether these be lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy or pride.

The movie is set in London and the plot for the most part, takes place in the mansion, with an intuitive and inquisitive Mary Reiley providing her interpretation of the conflict experienced by Dr. Jekyll. Mary Reiley suffered greatly as a child in the hands of an abusive father and as such, she understands the evil within others and how harmful it was to her, therefore, how harmful it is to those that Mr. Hyde encounters during the night.

The plot scenes are set in dark places, Mary Reiley is asked to visit houses of ill repute, where Glenn Close plays the part of the "madam" who will permit Dr. Jekyll to engage in all sorts of evil acts as long as he pays a good price.

We get the feeling that Mary Reiley ends loving her kind employer, the first man to ever protect and confide in her, and that through this love and acceptance of his good and evil, she inspires the evil side to put an end to all suffering. If you like mystery, suspense, horror and dark romance, this is a movie for you! While not our favorite type movie, we were thrilled by the performances. Don't miss it!
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on June 19, 2017
It great condition and played perfectly
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on December 4, 2013
John Malkovich is outstanding in his portrayal of both the evil and good Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Julia Roberts and Glenn Close were excellent as the maid and the Madam respectively. The story was comfortable to watch because it was not only a very good adaptation of the story but so overboard with gore that it was gruesome. The special effects of the physical change was outstanding. I looked for two years for this DVD because I could not remember the name (im old) but no other version of it would do because it is the absolute best version of the story.
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on October 20, 2016
I don't like horror. I really like psychological thrillers. I enjoy this movie for the "Jack The Ripper" curiosity, and I find trying to put your hair over your ear when you're wearing a wig humorous. In a life of work,work, work what do you do?
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on December 1, 2016
Glad I could purchase this movie and watch it right away! Needed it for a college class that I procrastinated till the end! Great movie quality!
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on April 26, 2015
Drenched in loves sorrow and abuses some people experience. I loved Julia Roberts portrayal of knowing her class . Also, people who can never accept themselves for who they are. Mans inevitable strive to improve upon God's creation. Thank you.
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on August 31, 2010
I highly recommend this movie. Julia Roberts plays an excellent character as Mary Reilly, a very sensitive and tormented young lady whom Doctor Jekyll finds he is attracted to yet stands back and does nothing. As usual, John Malkovich, who plays Jekyll and Hyde is superb and quite attractive as Mr. Hyde. This is the best version that I have seen of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The music is haunting and goes very well with the movie.
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on December 31, 2014
Excellent movie...Dark, never uninteresting, A curious perspective...She,s such a superstar!
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on January 12, 2017
Great movie, solemn and dark, excellent acting.
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