February 23, 1996

Mary Reilly

The Mr. Hyde story, as told from the perspective of Dr. Jeckyll's sallow-faced, timid, mousy Cockney maid Mary, apocalyptically miscast in the person of Julia Roberts. Besides Roberts trying her best to play against type, all I remember about this movie is the climactic CGI transformation, where Hyde bulges and grows out of Jeckyll's back like an Alien chestburster. (Maine Mall Cinema)