MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,157 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 1,902 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 43 titles
created 01 Dec 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 weeks 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
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 (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
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 (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
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
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
North & South (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith
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
The Inheritance (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau, Paul Anthony Stewart
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
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 (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A bit off...
20 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this is not the worse adaptation it did have its flaws which may keep the Jane Eyre fans cringing. Although shortened, I thought that the editing was reasonable. I didn't mind most the scenes they cut. I did find the updated dialogs annoying at times, because it often obscured the real motivations for the characters actions. I think that the writers of the screenplay were a bit uncomfortable with the religious undertones to Jane's goodness and for her leaving Edward.

Now I think that Ms. Morton did not understand her character at all. She plays the scene where she first learns who Edward is in a very haughty way. She seems to think that Jane is some feminist archetype, bold and sassy...when in reality Jane, because of years of oppression at Lowood knew "her place" yet, was so good, she answered Edward's questions truthfully...even if her answers seemed bold. In a way Jane of the book was like a bird in a cage, it is only after finding that Edward wanted her to truly be free to be herself that she spoke more freely in his presence. He freed her...(not a popular modern outlook but the book was written some time ago). Jane only speaks up as the story progresses because of Edwards goading her, and her own desire to finally have a voice. Miss Morton also make some rather unusual facial expressions, she smiles when she hears she will meet the elusive Mr. Rochester...why?... just got yelled at by the man...why would she smile about the prospect of meeting him?Weird. It is like this "Jane" read the book and knew what was going to happen next.Yikes.

Hind's Rochester at first felt spot on, moody...but then he just started yelling giving it a less than nuanced delivery. I would have fled, if I were Jane, because with all that yelling I would have been afraid of a man like that. I have seen him in the film "Persuasion" and found him wonderful...so perhaps direction was the problem.

Another cloying aspect to this production is the general "lightness" of Thornfield. I guess I prefer a somewhat dark and gloomy place that hints at the horror that burdens Mr. Rochester...but on this note I will say this is a personal preference of mine. Others may find the scenery and set decoration more fitting and proper than previous versions.

Did I hate this production? No. I think it does flow nicely. It has its high point in showing the passion. I also appreciate every telling of my favorite story. I do suggest that if you want to see a dark and mysterious version...try Orson Wells, or a more accurate version try the one with Timothy Dalton.


18 of 23 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:
?