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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Tim Daly, Sean Young
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

No sooner does a handsome chemist (Daly) learn he’s Dr. Jekyll’s great-grandson than he discovers a formula that turns him into a scheming seductress (Young). But for all their differences, there’s one thing these alter egos have in common: Both are blandly played by apparently indifferent actors. Or maybe it’s just that Young and Daly feel stymied by this strangely muted comedy, which can’t decide if it’s a satire, a Blake Edwardsian farce, or a Mask-style romp. With an identity this confused, no wonder the movie has so little personality. Rent Jerry Lewis’ The Nutty Professor or Edwards’ gender-bending Switch instead. C

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