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Jane Eyre (1997)

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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

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Charlotte Brontë (novel), Kay Mellor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Findlay ... Mrs. Reed
Laura Harling Laura Harling ... Young Jane
Joanna Scanlan ... Bessie
Ben Sowden Ben Sowden ... John Reed
Barbara Keogh Barbara Keogh ... Miss Abbot
David Gant ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Emily Joyce ... Miss Temple
Gemma Eglinton Gemma Eglinton ... Helen Burns
Ruth Mitchell Ruth Mitchell ... Miss Scatchered
Dominique Belcourt ... Anna
Samantha Morton ... Jane Eyre
Gemma Jones ... Mrs. Fairfax
Timia Berthome Timia Berthome ... Adele (as Timia Berthomé)
Hermione Gulliford ... Sophie
Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Rochester (as Ciaran Hinds)
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem to happen between the two leads in this version. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A simple governess. A wealthy gentleman. And a secret that could destroy them both.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

A&E page for Jane Eyre

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziwne losy Jane Eyre See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Untrue to the novel
17 May 2002 | by jenluv90See all my reviews

This movie was okay...as far as movie adaptions of novels go but it was not accurate with quite a few scenes:

1. Whatever happened to Jane's realtionship with Miss Temple and her renounsing Brocklehursts punishment against Jane?

2. What happened to Rochester being the fortune teller and tricking Blanche Ingram into telling him that she was only planning to marry him for his money? Also, his talk with Jane as the fortune teller was deleted.

3. Jane DID NOT tell St. John Rivers her real name when she got there. She kept Jane and told him it was an alias and that she did not want to communicate with anyone.

4. Why was it never mentioned that St, John Rivers was Jane's cousin? And that John Eyre died? Or, of the letter that he wrote to Jane from Madiera or the letter she wrote back to him?

5. Also, the confrontation with Mrs. Reed at Gateshead was quite important. Mrs. Reed conveyed hereverlasting disgust with Jane and told of the arrival of her uncle Johns letter many years back.

This movie lacked the spunk that the book did. Mr. Rochester was just a selifish, sarcastic brute. In the book, he was these things as well as imginative and lovable. I ,as a reader, was starting to fall in love with him as Jane was too. I was disgusted by the Mr. Rochester in this movie...

If you liked the book, i wouldn't see this movie.. it was a waste of my time and will be of yours also.


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