Jane Eyre (1997)

Jane Eyre





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This made-for-TV feature was the tenth screen adaptation of the classic Gothic romance by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton, who two years later would earn an Oscar nomination for her performance in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown) grew up an orphan under trying circumstances, but through hard work and determination, she has gained an education and is employed as a governess at the Thornfield Hall estate. Jane quickly falls in love with the brooding and secretive owner of Thornfield, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kay Mellor, Richard Hawley, Peter Wight
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 29, 1998
A&E Television Networks



as Jane Eyre

as Edward Rochester

as Mrs. Fairfax

as Adele Varens

as Blanche Ingram

as Mr. Mason

as Mrs. Reed

as Young Jane

as John Reed
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Baahhh So Bad! I dont know I just really did NOT like this version AT ALL. Iit was most do to the two leads. Samatha Morton and Caran Hinds...They just did not mesh well in my oppion and did not to a very good job of acting...Skip this one unless you are very very bored.

Morgan Salem

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[font=Century Gothic]"Jane Eyre" starts out with the title character as a girl being sent to a downscale school by her cruel relations for the crime of being strong willed. Despite a typhus epidemic and the death of her only friend, Jane Eyre(Samantha Morton) thrives there and is eventually promoted to teacher. Seeking to see more of the world than a grubby little school, she places an advertisement seeking employment which is answered by Mrs. Fairfax(Gemma Jones) to be a governess to Adele, ward of the mysterious Edward Rochester(Ciaran Hinds) at Thornfield Hall.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]The only other version of "Jane Eyre" that I have seen was the 1944 version starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine(not counting the plot points that were recalled in the wonderful novel, "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde) but this made for television version does seem rather pedestrian with some lapses in acting. Gemma Jones does a fine job but Ciaran Hinds does seem surprisingly somewhat miscast. But Samantha Morton singlehandedly raises the film to respectability.[/font]

Walter M.

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The acting was terrible by Ciarán Hinds but Samantha Morton pulled the movie together. She was INCREDIBLE! The whole movie I couldn't understand how she could love him; he was creepy and evil.

Dannielle Albert

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