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Jane Eyre (2011)

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

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After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever? Written by Mel Bellis in the U.K.

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She sought refuge... and found a place haunted by secrets.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content | See all certifications »

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22 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dzeine Eir  »

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Opening Weekend:

$182,885 (USA) (11 March 2011)

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$11,232,825 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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Trivia

Director Cary Fukunaga chose not to film any footage of Thornfield Hall burning down because he wanted the film to feel like the novel, which is entirely first-person from Jane's perspective. Since Jane is not present for the fire, Fukunaga didn't feel there was a way to include it organically without it feeling tacked on. See more »

Goofs

During the first meeting between Mrs Fairfax, Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre; Mrs Fairfax serves tea and then sits down with her cup. The cup she is holding is clearly empty. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Rochester: [sightless] Who's there?
Jane Eyre: [takes his hand]
Rochester: This hand.
[touching her face]
Rochester: Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre.
Jane Eyre: Edward, I am come back to you... Fairfax Rochester with nothing to say?
Rochester: You're altogether a human being Jane.
Jane Eyre: I conscientiously believe so.
Rochester: [passionate kiss] I dream.
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Connections

Version of Theatre Parade: Jane Eyre (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op.7, First Movement: 'Allegro Molto E Con Brio'
(1796)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Dario Marianelli
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Run, don't Walk to your local theatre
20 March 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is less a review than an impression that I've been posting at a few sites - I'm an avowed cinephile so I hope that counts for something, but for people who have not seen this film yet, I only want to give a thumbnail. Sometimes a short emotionally-infused impression is better: Oh my. I'm just back from the film and espresso afterward. Never cried so much at any film version of this story. Finally, the best-paired two actors, a writer who knew how to bring out the best of the novel, and a director to pull it all together. Somehow, Director Fukunaga found a way to make it fresh without any modernism at all, with help from Screenwriter Moira Buffini. I do not want to go into detail - I want you to discover this film for yourself. I will say, for me, they mined everything that was important and gave it beautiful expression and downplayed the melodramatic elements of Bronte's story. They simply aren't necessary. We now have a definitive version of Jane Eyre for the ages.


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