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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.



(novel), (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »


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Georgiana Reed


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 USA:

$182,885, 13 March 2011, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Fassbender and Imogen Poots previously worked together in "Centurion". 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: [after accepting Rochester's proposal] Am I a monster? Is it so impossible that Mr. Rochester should love me?
Mrs. Fairfax: No. I have long noticed you were a sort of pet of his. But you're so young and you're so little acquainted with men. I don't want to grieve you child, but let me just put you on your guard. Gentlemen in his position, well let's just say, they're not accustomed to marry their governesses. Until you are wed, distrust yourself as well as him. Please, keep him at a distance.
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Version of Jane Eyre (1956) See more »


Piano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K.331, Third Movement: 'Alla Turca'
(C. 1783)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Dario Marianelli
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Beautiful adaptation
20 March 2011 | by 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.


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