Jane Eyre (2011)
Critic Consensus: Cary Fukunaga directs a fiery and elegant adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, and Mia Wasikowska delivers possibly the best portrayal of the title character ever.
Raised by her aunt Sarah (Sally Hawkins) after her parents die of typhus, young Jane Eyre (Amelia Clarkson) is later shipped off to a stark boarding school as the result of her perceived insolence, and suffers greatly at the hands of the cold, unusually strict administration. Upon turning 18 and completing her education, Jane (Mia Wasikowska) finds work as a governess for Adle Varens (Romy Settbon Moore), the ward of Edward Fairfax Rochester (Michael Fassbender), master of Thornfield Hall. It doesn't take long for the young Adle to warm to Jane, and upon returning home the charming Rochester, too, falls under the spell of his modest yet captivating governess. On what was supposed to be the happiest day of Jane's life, however, a scandalous secret is revealed, and the emotionally shattered governess takes flight... ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Jane Eyre
Screenwriter Moira Buffini sticks pretty closely to the novel, and director Cary Fukunaga conjures a drab tone that nicely sets off the characters' violent but rigidly controlled passions.
Duttiful, for the most part adequate and, as far as I can see, it has no compelling reason to exist
A rather anemic version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Focus Film and BBC's Jane Eyre favors atmosphere over strong narrative.
Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor
Thanks to this beautifully crafted treatment, newcomers and veterans will learn something about the past and more than likely a few things (wanted or not) about themselves.
Audience Reviews for Jane Eyre
The production design and the costumes are indeed exquisite, as well as the efficient Gothic atmosphere. However, the film lacks passion and mystery, while the dialogue sounds incredibly cheesy and Wasikowska seems too apathetic for the role.
I liked this adaptation but I didn't find it better than other adaptations for some reason. The cinematography is very good and the acting is not bad but I just didn't see the chemistry between the leads. I think Wasikowska was missing passion from her role.
This movie is why I fell in love with Michael Fassbender. Ask me to marry you, Michael. I'd say, "yes"!
Jane Eyre Quotes
|Edward Rochester:||i've a strange feeling with regard to you, as if i had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. and if you were to leave, I'm afraid that cord of communion would snap.|
|Jane Eyre:||My heart is mute.|
|Edward Rochester:||What is it? Jane Eyre with nothing to say?|
|Jane Eyre:||Everything seems unreal.|
|Edward Rochester:||I am real enough.|
|Jane Eyre:||You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all.|
|Mrs. Fairfax:||You're so little acquainted with men. Keep him at a distance.|
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