Rated: PG-13 for nudity and sexual situations. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: August 25, 1995 Released by: Savoy Pictures
This new twist on Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is flat, dull, predictable and lacking in imagination.
Richard Jacks (Tim Daly), an ambitious perfume chemist, inherits his great grandfather's research diaries and discovers great granddad was the original Dr. Jekyll. Using the research, along with adding estrogen to cut the violent tendencies, he changes himself into Ms. Hyde (Sean Young). The change into the sexy Young is wasted with sexually suggestive language and situations.
Young appears destined to be cast into obnoxious sexy parts. This plot could have been interesting and comical, but director David Price and writers Tim John, Oliver Butcher, William Davies and William Osborne, chose the lowest common denominator to tell the story. You would think with four writers there could have been a better script.
This one turns into a monster.
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