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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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Mrs. Reed
Laura Harling ...
Young Jane
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Bessie
Ben Sowden ...
John Reed
Barbara Keogh ...
Miss Abbot
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Mr. Brocklehurst
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Miss Temple
Gemma Eglinton ...
Helen Burns
Ruth Mitchell ...
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Anna
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Mrs. Fairfax
Timia Berthome ...
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Sophie
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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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What a come-down from the earlier versions!!!
4 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

The only thing that really recommends this movie is the scenery--it was beautifully filmed. However, the hammy acting and seemingly constant yelling of Ciarán Hinds & Samantha Morton spoil much of the beauty of the story. One of the things that attracted Mr. Rochester to Jane Eyre was her serenity. I saw none of that restful quality in this performance. This being one of my all-time favourite novels, I do enjoy watching all versions but I must admit this one was a disappointment. The British versions of the classics are usually better.


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