• Jane Eyre (1997)

Jane Eyre

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 1999

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

After placing an ad for employment as a governess, Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton) journeys to Thornfield Hall to inquire about a possible position. She is hired by the housekeeper, Mrs. Fairfax (Gemma Jones), to care for young Adele (Timia Berthome), the daughter of the brooding Mr. Rochester (Ciarán Hinds), who lives at the estate. After much trepidation, Eyre and Rochester begin a romantic relationship, but dark secrets surrounding Rochester threaten to destroy the couple's love.

Cast: Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Gemma Jones, Richard Hawley, Abigail Cruttenden, Deborah Findlay, Ruth Mitchell, Barbara Keogh

Director: Robert Young

Genres: Drama

Production Co: A&E Television Networks, London Weekend Television

Keywords: Emotional, Touching, Daughter, England, Transformation, Love, Mystery, Temptation, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Sex is threatening, as Brontë knew, and Wasikowska and Fassbender make this particular dance look exceedingly dangerous. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Fassbender cuts a more prosaic, realistic figure as the tormented, romantic Rochester than did the screen's most celebrated performer of the role, Orson Welles, in the effective 1944 version. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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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