Mary Reilly (US, 1996)

Maybe Julia Roberts was miscast, but her accent is no worse than Malkovich’s, but I don’t think that’s the problem with this (appropriately) grim-looking film. For me it’s too understated to be a fully Gothic horror. Lacking the tension of the identity of Hyde requires some other narrative hook and the mouse-like Reilly doesn’t quite grab on film; may have worked better as a novel. (OAR) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117002/

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