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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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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »
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12 April 1996 (USA)  »

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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 Mrs. Fairfax puts down the photograph of a young Mr. Rochester in his bedroom, the boom pole is reflected in the photograph. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Rochester: Are you fond of presents?
Jane Eyre: I hardly know. I have little experience of them.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 April 1996 (1996) See more »

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Powerful & Immersive--Bronte would be pleased
8 November 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I've seen this particular film adaptation of Jane Eyre four times, and I'm still not tired of it. As a faithful fan of the book Jane Eyre, I could not be more pleased with the cast and their faithfulness to Bronte's characters. There will never be another Mr. Rochester for me now that I've seen William Hurt craft his subtleties around this firey and complex man. Charlotte Gainsbourg in the difficult title role satisfies completely. They make an odd pairing for such a profound love story, but I BELIEVE THEM. I watch feeling as if it could only be Them telling the story, and that is perhaps why I keep coming back to the movie. I can't recommend this film enough.


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