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Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax. Written by Volker Boehm

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The passionate tale of forbidden secrets!

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre  »

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$23,860 (USA) (19 July 1996)

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$5,200,600 (USA)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: William Hurt, Julian Fellowes and Anna Paquin; and one Oscar nominee: Joan Plowright. See more »

Goofs

When young Jane and Helen Burns are lying together in bed, their hands and arms jump around between shots. See more »

Quotes

Young Jane: My parents died when I was very young. I went to stay with my Aunt who didn't love me.
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Referenced in Biography: The Bronte Sisters (2004) See more »

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Excellent, until the last 20 minutes.
25 May 1999 | by (Kansas City, Missouri) – See all my reviews

I watched this film shortly after re-reading the novel. I was positively intoxicated by it: the music, the acting, the actors, the plot. For the first time ever, I was enjoying Jane Eyre. Then, suddenly, the movie was ending. The last 10 chapters of the book had been condensed into about 20 minutes. That would be no big deal, except that they are the most important 10 chapters of the entire novel. Otherwise, the ending makes no sense. This is exactly what happened and it ruined an otherwise excellent movie. My advice: watch the movie until the last 20 minutes. Then read the book.


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