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Jane Eyre

PG-13| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers.

Cast: Mia Wasikowska , Michael Fassbender , Jamie Bell , Judi Dench , Sally Hawkins , Holliday Grainger , Tamzin Merchant , Imogen Poots

Director: Cary Fukunaga

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Focus Features

Jane Eyre (2011)

Release Date: March 11th, 2011|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • Fukunaga, son of a Japanese father and a Swedish mother, is a filmmaker to watch. He has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting Jane Eyre resonate with terror and tenderness. show more

  • This latest adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel is careful, respectful and even enjoyable, and yet dry, singularly humorless and played without the lavishness of spirit that makes sense of Gothic melodrama. show more

  • Almost everything about Cary Fukunaga's version of the Charlotte Brontë romance is understated yet transfixing, mainly-although far from exclusively-because of Mia Wasikowska's presence in the title role. show more

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  • October 11, 2011 Diane Higgs
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    Extremely poorly done----It was unbelievable---I did not believe she had a difficult life, that her employer was gruff and rough around the edges, nor that they truly loved each other. No chemistry, little emotion, poor acting. I truly loved the prior two verions of Jany Eyre--this one should not have been made.

  • September 23, 2011 cy00000000102345
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    Wonderful acting, but unfortunately it\'s still Jane Eyre.

  • September 21, 2011 gz00000000102647
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    Very poorly done. If you want a better rendition of Charlotte Bronte\'s Jane Eyre you should watch the 1973 version.

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