Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

DVD - 2011
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When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever.


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New remakes can be so bland and disappointing, but the obvious chemistry between the two leads is what makes this worth watching over and over again.

Toby Stephens (son of the beloved Dame Maggie Smith) does Mr. Rochester right and Ruth Wilson absolutely disappears into her performance as the title character.

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shokolit Feb 16, 2018

This is an excellent BBC production of the classic novel. Its a mini series, very well done. The script is as close to the original story line as possible. I loved Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre.

Sep 25, 2017

Enjoyable movie, read the book too long ago to remember the darkness of the story.

Nov 04, 2016

Been awhile since I've read Jane Eyre. Good rendition and casting but was the last quarter of it made up? I sure don't remember it with Jane running off, getting lost on a moor, finding her cousin--hmmmm?
Bleak and kind of creepy as it should be. Not sure why my comment also appears on a version of the DVD with different actors. I watched the DVD with Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre.

Oct 06, 2016

It was good. I mean, they did omit some things that were in the book, but hey: The movie itself is 2 hours long!

Mia Wasikowska makes a good Jane Eyre (she does look homely). I thought Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester was too handsome.

Sep 17, 2016

Beautifully done.

Sep 01, 2016

I loved this version of Jane Eyre. Beautifully acted and beautifully filmed. Judy Densch is fabulous as the head housekeeper.

Aug 23, 2016

I didn't enjoy this movie very much. I thought the movie was a little boring, even though I love the book and I knew what was going to happen. They glossed over a lot of main things from the novel, which I think should've been a little more clear in the movie. There were a few well set-up scenes, like when Mr. Rochester proposes to Jane, were done well. I also thought the casting was spot on as well, Mia Wasikowska as Jane, Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax and Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester were very good. Overall there were some good scenes, but I didn't enjoy this version of the book very much.

AL_KATI Aug 03, 2016

My all-time favorite adaption of Jane Eyre. This one smolders with sexual tension...and Toby Stephens is one heck of a brooding hero.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

My fourth Jane Eyre adaptation. I thought this one was really quite good, but not perfect. Jane (Ruth Wilson) was one of the best Janes, in my opinion, matched perhaps only by Mia Wasikowska (2011). Rochester (Toby Stephens) was the second best, topped only by Timothy Dalton (1983). The language of this one was modernized, and I didn't care for that; otherwise, the story was a pretty close rendering of the book. Some of the visuals didn't work for me. Why, at that crucial scene when Jane hears Rochester's voice, does the screen flash back and forth to a waterfall, for instance? And the music didn't work either. It was distracting, even jarring, at times. When Jane arrives at St. John's, for instance, it sounds like a hospital monitor in the background. Jarring to say the least.

Nevertheless, this adaptation was good. It was quite accurate and nearly matched the mood of the novel. Ranking the Jane Eyre's I've seen, I put them as follows, 2011, 2006, 1983, 1996. As for the other adaptations, time will tell if I ever watch them. I'm kind of Eyred out.

May 25, 2016

Stupid story (I know, I know, but really, what a stupid society and annoying main character), not that Fassbender is ever bad even if he's sleepwalking through the part, the whole talented cast has pretty much got nothing to do, except Judi Dench somehow manages to bring it to life. The horse is lovely, as is the music and moody fantasy scenery. I read the book a hundred years ago in school, and like the movie better.

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Apr 13, 2017

Jane Eyre: You think because I am poor, plain, obscure and little, that I have no heart?

Apr 13, 2017

Rochester: I offer you my hand, my heart. Jane, I ask you to pass through life at my side. You are my equal and my likeness. Will you marry me?
Jane Eyre: Are you mocking me?
Rochester: You doubt me.
Jane Eyre: Entirely.

Oct 06, 2016

"Jane, this is a blow! This is a blow, Jane!"

Dieu_D Jan 14, 2015

Am I a machine with out feelings? Do you think that because I am poor, plain, obscure, and little that I am souless and heartless? I have as much soul as you and full as much heart. And if God had possessed me with beauty and wealth, I could make it as hard for you to leave me as I to leave you... I'm not speaking to you through mortal flesh. It is my spirit that addresses your spirit, as it passes throguh the grave and stood at God's feet equal. As we are.

Jun 17, 2013

"Jane! Jane!! Jane!!!!!"

Jun 13, 2013

"She's like a mad cat! I never seen a girl with so much cover."

Aug 29, 2012

Rochester: "Were you happy when you painted these?" Jane Eyre: "Yes. To paint is one of the keenest pleasures I have ever known." Rochester: "Then your pleasures have been few. Are you satisfied with them?" Jane Eyre: "Far from it. I imagine things I'm powerless to execute."

Aug 29, 2012

Rochester: "Do you never laugh, Miss Eyre? Only rarely, perhaps. But you're not naturally austere, any more than I'm naturally vicious. 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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Oct 06, 2016

Jane Eyre, orphaned and mistreated as a girl, goes to Thornfield Hall as a governess to Mr. Rochester's ward. While there, Jane falls in love with Mr. Rochester, unaware that he is hiding a dark secret. It will take all her courage to get through the trials ahead.

jayblock Apr 12, 2012

Elegantly told and the cinematography is extraordinary.

Aug 12, 2011

Very creditable job of actually following the book. Toby Stephens is the yummiest Rochester ever. Well acted, though Adele is more irritating than charming -- fortunately, her appearances are rare and brief. And for once, Jane is, as described by Charlotte Bronte, plain and small.


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