MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,913 this week

Jane Eyre (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  19 October 1997 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,900 users  
Reviews: 57 user | 6 critic

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 01 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jane Eyre" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jane Eyre (TV Movie 1997)

Jane Eyre (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jane Eyre.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jane Eyre (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell
Persuasion (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Rupert Penry-Jones
Emma (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to ... See full summary »

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong
Persuasion (1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood
Northanger Abbey (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director: Jon Jones
Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden
Persuasion (TV Mini-Series 1971)
History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
Sense and Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.

Stars: Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Annie Leon
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director: Ian Sharp
Stars: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn
Jane Eyre (1968)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Yiorgos Lois
Stars: Hristina Sylva, Manos Katrakis, Ilektra Papathanasiou
Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, David Morrissey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Laura Harling ...
...
Ben Sowden ...
Barbara Keogh ...
Miss Abbot
David Gant ...
...
Gemma Eglinton ...
Ruth Mitchell ...
Dominique Belcourt ...
Anna
...
...
Timia Berthome ...
Adele (as Timia Berthomé)
Hermione Gulliford ...
Sophie
...
Edward Rochester (as Ciaran Hinds)
Edit

Storyline

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem to happen between the two leads in this version. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A simple governess. A wealthy gentleman. And a secret that could destroy them both.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

19 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kotiopettajattaren romaani  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Jane Eyre (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Sigh No More, Ladies
Traditional
Lyrics by William Shakespeare
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A wonderful, if short, adaptation
7 February 2003 | by (Prague) – See all my reviews

The latest A&E production of Jane Eyre was short but satisfying. While it might have benefited from being longer, they managed to tell the basic story and retain the emotional impact. Unless you're an unforgiving purist, the cuts shouldn't detract from your appreciation of the movie. And if you are an unforgiving purist (there is nothing wrong with that), go find a copy of the Timothy Dalton '83 adaptation.

The biggest point of contention seems to be the performance styles. Peoples' takes on the way Mr. Rochester should be played tend to vary. I've seen the productions with William Hurt and George C. Scott criticized for having a Rochester who was so restrained he might as well have been the heroine in a Jane Austin novel. These people felt Rochester should be played passionately and with fire. After all, he's a manipulative would-be bigamist. Then there are people who feel Hinds was too wild in his portrayal of Rochester and a more restrained, subtle approach was warranted.

If you want a restrained, subtle Rochester, don't watch this version or the Timothy Dalton BBC production from '83. Go for the William Hurt or George C. Scott adaptations of Jane Eyre. If you're like me and you'd prefer a wilder Rochester, you'll probably enjoy both the '97 A&E and '83 BBC productions.


32 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I must respectfully disagree... Auntneice7
the worst jane eyre adaptation ive seen Lozcat2
Ciarán Hinds pithylady
a little theory on why i like a certain version ourcrazycatlady
Samantha Morton lorie45005
A new BBC Jane Eyre is planned Eyris
Discuss Jane Eyre (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?