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Jane Eyre

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jane Eyre
Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn...secrets that could destroy her happiness.
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2007]
Edition: Letterboxed
ISBN: 9781593757052
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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There is no such thing as the definitive Jane Eyre but this one will do very nicely. A mini-series is better than a film as it can keep so much more of the book in it. Ruth Wilson makes a nicely plain albeit very pretty Jane and Toby Stephens (son of Maggie Smith) does very well as Rochester.

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May 03, 2014
  • modelmalina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading the book. I enjoyed the movie even more. It was done well and the cast was great. Will more then likely watch it again. Great storyline.

Apr 04, 2014
  • LadySugar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the story of Jane Eyre. This is the 2nd version I watched and it was moving! I wish there were more movies as brilliant as this!

Nov 25, 2013
  • Lunora rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A captivating film but those who have read the book will find that much was glossed over or not explained. The music was perfect--very haunting.

Jun 13, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie receives a 5/5 stars for doing well.It could went over the top, For a T.V. version, and for that this movie did surprisingly well, (though a little inaccurate) it still viewed to be good. However, the book is always better than the movie. Now, if you want to see a real good Jane Eyre, with full accuracy, watch The Timothy Dalton version-pure delight.

Dec 21, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent 4 hour viewing. More details were revealed with this presentation. Well done.

Oct 24, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One of the better recent versions. The principals are the right age and appearance (yes, I've become resigned to somewhat handsome Rochesters), although a little lacking in chemistry. There are ill-advised revisions of Bronte, but the acting and direction are skillful enough to keep things moving briskly. Two things save it for me. One is a screenplay with some sense of humour, and the other is Ruth Wilson, the only Jane who ever made me cry. Bonus: anachronisms aplenty, including a clergyman's widow in 1840 saying Mr. Rochester is giving biology lessons.

Jane Eyre is my favorite story in book form.

But with this film, the producers took too many liberties with the story line.

Toby Stephens is not Edward Rochester-Stephens is too good looking.

One of the more weak cinema renditions of this story.

This is my very favorite version of Jane Eyre. Ruth Wilson is a very believable Jane and the sweet chemistry between her Jane and Toby Stephens Mr. Rochester is perfect. Toby Stephens is absolutely wonderful as Mr. Rochester displaying at first a certain understated wisdom, then vulnerability and all the while becoming ever so subtly. more and more romantic..

Feb 21, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good drama w/romance commitment from a time long forgotten. Deffinately family. Good story, plenty of twists/turns mostly good. well done.

Feb 08, 2012
  • melissajayne80 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite adaptation of the book, which is one my favourite books of all time. Love the detail of the miniseries, especially since a lot of the book is included in the miniseries. Its one of those that when I watch the first disc I have to watch the second one. Highly recommended.

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Aug 12, 2011
  • SMCK01 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 13, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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


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