The classic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gets a chilling new twist when seen through the eyes of Dr. Jekyll's devoted maid MARY REILLY. Julia Roberts and John Malkovich, along with the writer and director of DANGEROUS LIASONS, take terror to a new level as the immortal conflict between good and evil is played out in the soul of one man. Equally attracted to her kind employer Dr. Jekyll and his mysterious assistant Mr. Hyde, Mary Reilly must confront her own dangerous desires if she is to survive humanity's greatest evil.
Nominated: Golden Bear, 1996 Berlin International Film Festival
The performances are subtle and well-controlled.