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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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[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.
I'll account for the state of affairs. Say nothing.
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.
What am I to do, then?
[Rochester offers his hand, which she hesitates before taking. He covers her hand with his and draws closer]
I have a pleasure in owing you my life.
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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
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.
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