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Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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 »

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

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Jane Eyre: [angry at Rochester] How can you be so stupid? How can you be so cruel? Just because I'm poor and plain, I'm not without feelings.
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WHERE'S ALAN RICKMAN WHEN YOU NEED HIM ?
21 April 1999 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

Everything about this adaptation is quite good except for the terrible miscasting of Mr Method Acting himself, William Hurt. There is little chemistry between he & Charlotte G. How I cried out to see Alan Rickman, who would give an OUTSTANDING performance as Rochester! Anna Paquin is wonderful as little Jane, and Amanda Root from "Persuasion" gives us a warm Miss Temple at Lowood. Also good jobs by Geraldine Chaplin & Billie Whitelaw in small roles. This is worth renting out but not purchasing...


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