Jane Eyre

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jane Eyre
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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Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 1 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Fukunaga, Cary Joji 1977-, Director
Buffini, Moira Author of screenplay
Owen, Alison 1961-, Producer
Trijbits, Paul Producer
Wasikowska, Mia 1989-, Actor
Fassbender, Michael 1977-, Actor
Bell, Jamie 1986-, Actor
Hawkins, Sally Actor
McBurney, Simon Author of screenplay
Cervi, Valentina Actor
Dench, Judi 1934-, Actor
Goldman, Adriano Cinematographer
Oliver, Melanie Film editor
Hughes-Jones, Will Designer
O'Conner, Michael Costume designer
Marianelli, Dario Composer
Brontë, Charlotte (Jane Eyre) 1816-1855
Focus Features
BBC Films
Ruby Films (Firm)
Universal Pictures (Firm)


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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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Nov 19, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I have never read the book and really enjoyed the movie. Performances were good and the story is excellent. A nice time piece movie.

Oct 24, 2014
  • Sanrin rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful interpretation of Jane Eyre, with a strong cast, moody, windswept settings, and a keen eye for period detail. Mia is thin enough to look like an impoverished orphan/governess, but it was sometimes difficult to see the characters for the well known actors portraying them. Michael Fassbinder looks the part of Mr. Rochester, but he somehow felt distant, and I couldn't quite believe the passionate connection between him and Jane, even though I wanted to. But despite these small distractions, it is an excellent movie and well worth the watch.

This is a rather dull version of the Bronte novel. I thought both lead actors were mediocre, and the script was lacking in explication. Several key plot points were left out or skimmed over. The book is one of my favorites, but this movie was bo - o - ring.

May 07, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

You know how too much of a good thing can be bad... personally that sums up this film for me. I adore Mia Wasikowska, love Michael Fassbender. And Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorite stories. I don't know why this didn't work... but wow. At least not for me.

Apr 07, 2014
  • xeta rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In my humble opinion, I feel that Mia Wasikowska who was in "Alice in Wonderland" is not suitable for this Jane role. Her facial expression seems to show displeasure and fear when Jane is supposed to be expressionless and brave mixed with curiosity and adventurousness.

Also, too bad, the first half of the story development was not seamless. A few more minutes would have sufficed this.

Mar 24, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

It took me a couple times to get through this movie. I didn't really feel the connection between the them, they met and are in love all of a sudden? I felt like there were parts missing from the story.

Mar 06, 2014
  • LadySugar rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This story was quite intriguing, I was thoroughly engaged by it. There were some parts where I did not undersatnd the quick transition from one scene to the next and there should have been more development of the love story between Jane and Rochestor. Overall it was a nice, and better than expected.

Dec 31, 2013
  • rklundberg rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This version is like reading the cliff notes for Jane Eyre. It is a dumb down version of the movie. Dialog and acting very poor. Normally our teenage daughter will watch period movies we check out more than once. We watched this one last night and we both were very disappointed. All the previous Jane Eyre movies are much better than this one. We wouldn't give it a one star rating.

Sep 12, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the second Jane Eyre I've seen, the other being the black and white with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine in the lead roles. This version was excellent with Michael Fassbender playing Rochester and Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre. This is such a great story and the lead roles were great in both versions. Jane being quite quiet and reserved and Fassbender somewhat cold, lonely and distant.

Sep 12, 2013
  • jamilad rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought the movie was quite beautiful, but 2 hours just doesn't give Jane Eyre justice. Felt a little rushed and hard to see full connection between Jane and Rochester. The 2006 version has more of the story...

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Jun 17, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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."


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Apr 12, 2012
  • jayblock rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Elegantly told and the cinematography is extraordinary.


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