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Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Young Jane Eyre
Nic Knight Nic Knight ... John Reed
Nicola Howard Nicola Howard ... Eliza Reed
Sasha Graff Sasha Graff ... Georgiana Reed
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Reed
John Wood ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Geraldine Chaplin ... Miss Scatcherd
Amanda Root ... Miss Temple
Leanne Rowe ... Helen Burns
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Jane Eyre
Richard Warwick ... John
Judith Parker Judith Parker ... Leah
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Fairfax
Joséphine Serre Joséphine Serre ... Adele (as Josephine Serre)
Billie Whitelaw ... Grace Poole
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Storyline

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The passionate tale of forbidden secrets!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Italy | UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$269,929, 14 April 1996

Gross USA:

$5,200,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,200,601
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: William Hurt, Julian Fellowes and Anna Paquin; and one Oscar nominee: Joan Plowright. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Fairfax puts down the photograph of a young Mr. Rochester in his bedroom, the boom pole is reflected in the photograph. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Rochester: This is my wife. Your sister, Mason. Look at her. She is mad! So was her mother. So was her grandmother. Three generations of violent lunacy. I wasn't told about that, was I, Mason? All I was told about was that my father had made a suitable match, one that would prop up his dwindling fortune and give your family the Rochester name! I did what I was TOLD! And Bertha was kept away from me, until the wedding was cleverly done. Everyone got what they wanted... except me. Even she is better off ...
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Some bad decisions ruin what would have been an excellent adaptation
22 June 2001 | by Thornfield2See all my reviews

I love the story of Jane Eyre so much, to insult anything that has to do with this beloved character is not easy to say. But I must say how disappointed I was with this adaptation. William Hurt was a poor Rochester indeed. He had a very wooden and unemotional presence throughout the film. His scenes with the Jane Eyre character had no fire or emotion at all. He seemed very detached and aloof. If William Hurt was younger he would have played a better St. John. However, I must say Charlotte Gainsborough was a pretty good Jane Eyre. She looked the part and added very charming persona to the character. But she even, at times seemed cool and unattatched to me too. The worst element to this film was casting Elle McPherson as the role of Blanche. Why? Blanche Ingram was beautiful, true, but she was beautiful in the Victorian sense of the word, not a 90's waif snatched from a Parisian runway. Sheesh. The best element to this film, however was the sequences of young Jane and Helen at Lowood. Anna Paquin was amazing as she embodied the young Jane to near perfection. These early, well done scenes where the best in the entire movie but I regret to say they lead me down the primrose path to disappointment.


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