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Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  22 April 2011 (USA)
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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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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?


The location used for the Reed's home, Gateshead, is the same house where Gosford Park (2001) was filmed. 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 »


Jane Eyre: To marry you would kill me.
St John Rivers: Kill you? Kill you? Those words are unfeminine and untrue.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 22 August 2011 (2011) See more »


Words by Lord Byron
Music by Joseph Harper Kearton
Performed by Imogen Poots
Arranged by Andrew McKenna
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Run, don't Walk to your local theatre
20 March 2011 | by (San Diego) – 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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