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Jane Eyre (2011)

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Jane Eyre is a movie starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Jamie Bell. A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jane Eyre
... St John Rivers
Su Elliot ... Hannah
... Diana Rivers
... Mary Rivers
... Young Jane
... John Reed
... Mrs. Reed
... Miss Abbot
... Bessie
... Eliza Reed
... Georgiana Reed
... Mr. Brocklehurst
... Miss Scatcherd
... Helen Burns
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Storyline

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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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content | See all certifications »

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22 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dzeine Eir  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$182,885, 13 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,242,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,710,627
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene where Mrs. Fairfax, Adele and Jane are eating while Mr. Rochester is shooting birds, Cary Fukunaga would play music in ear pieces that the actors wore to make them react to the gun-shots. At one point he forgot that Romy Settbon Moore was on set and played a song with explicit language, causing Romy's Mother to scowl at him. See more »

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When Jane was tutoring Adele and showing her the extent of the British Empire around the globe she included Australia but Australia did not exist then as such. Australia was then merely a collection of separate independent colonies which did not come together to form Australia until another 50years. See more »

Quotes

Rochester: [after Jane and Mr. Rochester have put out a fire that was set to his bed] Say nothing about this. You are no talking fool.
Jane Eyre: But...
Rochester: I'll account for the state of affairs. Say nothing.
Jane Eyre: Yes, sir.
Rochester: Is that how you would leave me? Jane, fire is a horrible death. You've saved my life. Don't walk past me as if we were strangers.
Jane Eyre: What am I to do, then?
[Rochester offers his hand, which she hesitates before taking. He covers her hand with his and draws closer]
Rochester: I have a pleasure in owing you my life.
Jane Eyre: There ...
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Soundtracks

Flamme Vengeresse
From Act 3 of "Le Domino Noir" (1837)
Music by Daniel-François Auber
Libretto by Eugène Scribe
Performed by Romy Settbon Moore
Arranged by Andrew McKenna
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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.

5/5


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