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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dzeine Eir  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ellen Page was the first choice for the lead role, but withdrew when production was delayed. Mia Wasikowska was later cast. See more »


The teacup that Jane is drinking out of is Belleek. Belleek porcelain was first produced in 1863 and was not widely available outside Ireland until the mid-1860s while the blue mark on Jane's cup was first used in 1993. See more »


Young Jane: [Helen is dying from consumption] How are you?
Helen Burns: I'm happy, Jane. I'm going home.
Young Jane: But your father...
Helen Burns: [Jane is visibly upset] Don't be sad, for I have a passion for living, Jane. And one day you'll come to the region of bliss.
Helen Burns: Don't leave me. I like to have you near.
Young Jane: I will not leave you. No one shall take me from you.
[Helen dies]
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Version of Jane Eyre (2006) See more »


Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op.7, First Movement: 'Allegro Molto E Con Brio'
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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User Reviews

Wonderful new Jane Eyre
9 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of Jane Eyre last night at AFI/Silver in Silver Spring MD. This is a beautifully filmed, engrossing, and haunting version of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel Jane Eyre. This film is worth seeing and it will leave you thinking about it long after you have left the theater. It captures that otherworldly and isolated environment that Jane inhabits in her lonely life. After you witness the unloved childhood and brutal boarding school you can understand how Jane can not only adapt to her isolated employment but revel in a world where the absence of abuse is a relief. One thing that struck me was the way the actress portraying Jane Eyre, Mia Wasikowska, inhabited Jane's being. The quiet stillness, the dignity, the steely nerves under the mask of composure. I have been trying to recall another actress who portrayed the physicality of a woman, a governess, in that time period so perfectly. She wasn't a modern actress in a corset, she moved like a young woman who is used to the corset and layers of cloth, and the expectations on a young woman in Victorian England. I also particularly enjoyed the portrayal of a vibrant, intelligent, woman who knows she is caged by the norms of her society and her position in it. Miss Wasikowska did a wonderful portrayal of Jane, giving her great depth while still letting the emotions flit across her usually stoic face. I also liked Mrs Reed - she is a wholly human villain, petty, cruel, insecure, and resentful. You can see her in Miss Ingram, a petty woman who could turn hateful. The young Jane is a stand out performance, all spit and fury, you realize that Jane's survival is due to her courage. That the intensity of the child is coiled inside the adult Jane. The cinematography is beautiful, the sets and costumes look accurate, the screenplay handled well, and the directing outstanding. I also appreciate that no character was over done. This film will age well, where some other versions can make you cringe now. This film is going to make me pick up the novel and read it again after a very long time. Not a bad recommendation for a movie.

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