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Jane Eyre (2011)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 September 2011 (UK)
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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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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

While the majority of the book takes place in the 1830s, director Cary Fukunaga changed the time-line so that most of the film takes place about a decade later, because he felt that mid-1830s fashions were very over-the-top and unflattering, and wanted to dress Mrs. Reed in those styles rather than Jane Eyre. See more »

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Rochester injures his right ankle when his horse falls down. Later when Jane meets him in the lounge, his left leg is resting on the ottoman instead of his right leg. See more »

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Rochester: [after Jane and Mr. Rochester have put out a fire that was set to his bed] Say nothing about this. You are no talking fool.
Jane Eyre: But...
Rochester: I'll account for the state of affairs. Say nothing.
Jane Eyre: Yes, sir.
Rochester: Is that how you would leave me? Jane, fire is a horrible death. You've saved my life. Don't walk past me as if we were strangers.
Jane Eyre: What am I to do, then?
[Rochester offers his hand, which she hesitates before taking. He covers her hand with his and draws closer]
Rochester: I have a pleasure in owing you my life.
Jane Eyre: There ...
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Version of Jane Eyre (1961) See more »

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Flamme Vengeresse
From Act 3 of "Le Domino Noir" (1837)
Music by Daniel-François Auber
Libretto by Eugène Scribe
Performed by Romy Settbon Moore'
Arranged by Andrew McKenna
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Beautiful adaptation
20 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I read the reviews of this film a few days before it was released, and one critic said it was the best JE adaptation she had ever seen. Well, then. I had high expectations.

WOW. It totally surpassed my expectations.

I'm a huge fan of the book, so I was a bit unsure of this film (before I saw it, of course) because it may have altered some main details. Not true. Yes, some parts were altered, but not altered so much that it was a fallacy. Not in any way were the changes a fallacy. The changes were minor.

The acting is wonderful, you can really sense the chemistry between Wasikowska's Jane and Fassbender's Rochester. It's well written, and the screen-writer has added in some quirky little moments that made everyone in my theatre laugh out loud.

In other words, I loved this movie. It was a beautiful film, and it was well worth the two hour car ride to see it. I can't wait for the DVD.

5/5


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