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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.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Moira Buffini (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Wasikowska ... Jane Eyre
Jamie Bell ... St John Rivers
Su Elliot Su Elliot ... Hannah (as Su Elliott)
Holliday Grainger ... Diana Rivers
Tamzin Merchant ... Mary Rivers
Amelia Clarkson ... Young Jane
Craig Roberts ... John Reed
Sally Hawkins ... Mrs. Reed
Lizzie Hopley Lizzie Hopley ... Miss Abbot
Jayne Wisener ... Bessie
Freya Wilson ... Eliza Reed
Emily Haigh ... Georgiana Reed
Simon McBurney ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Sandy McDade ... Miss Scatcherd
Freya Parks ... Helen Burns
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Storyline

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) 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. Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). 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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Drama | Romance

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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) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$182,885, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$11,242,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,710,627
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lynne Ramsay was asked to direct, but turned down the offer. See more »

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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 »

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Rochester: I can see in you the glance of a curious sort of bird through the close-set bars of a cage, a vivid, restless, captive. Were it but free, it would soar, cloud high.
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Version of Jane Eyre (1996) See more »

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Charlotte Bronte would have been proud!
7 August 2011 | by rishihansonSee all my reviews

I have to admit, I was fairly surprised to see how this two hour movie achieved what many TV miniseries just barely managed - the element of belief! Incredible, incredible, incredible! Mia is just perfect as Jane Eyre! Age appropriate, she is believable as the innocent eighteen year old governess who has seen little of the world, but emulates the courage, conviction and righteousness of Greatheart! And Michael Fassbender did what no previous actor filling the shoes of Edward Rochester could do - make him pitiable and yet so adorable and charming! Masculine is the word I think.

In this version of Jane Eyre you actually see the difference between Jane and Rochester - physical, intellectual, social, and emotional - and Mia and Michael do a convincing job of making us see why these two unlikely lovers should fall in love, and their ultimate reconciliation echoes the truth of that love which surmounted those difficulties, made them aware of their faults, brought them together as equals, and promised a happy life thenceforth.

I was delighted to see that minor character were not overlooked, and were given their proper share of importance. A special mention of Judi Dench as Alice Fairfax, whose terrific performance threatened to overshadow the two leads.

Every particular in this film pertaining to the era in which the story takes place has been meticulously observed. From sets to costumes to background score - its flawless! Even Thornfield appears alive and enigmatic! I would urge audiences to give this movie a try. There are hardcore Bronte fans who would detest the movie for everything that makes it superior to other adaptations, but you see, with Brontes, you either hate, or you love passionately. I fall into the latter category with regard to this film.


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