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Jane Eyre 2011


A sleek revision of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel, the 2011 version of Jane Eyre features Mia Wasikowska as the titular governess and Michael Fassbender as her employer-and-lover-with-a-secret, Rochester — both lending stunningly aggrieved performances to the tale of their burgeoning love affair. The film is somber yet wonderfully polished as it plays out their individual complexities and growing passions. This film is also notable as the sophomore directorial effort of Cary Fukunaga, who would go on to great acclaim for his work on the first season of True Detective as well as Beasts of No Nation. Fans of Fukunaga’s work are just a likely to enjoy this one as are devotees of well-crated adaptations of classic literature.

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Debbie Rickard
Debbie Rickard

Even though I have watched this movie previously, plus read the book, it is still an absolute pleasure. The Bronté sisters most be some of the best author’s I have ever read. Nothing like an old classic to stir the emotions.


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  • Genre

    Drama, Romance
  • Starring

    Jamie Bell, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender
  • Directed by

    Cary Fukunaga
  • Written by

    Charlotte Brontë, Moira Buffini
  • Runtime

    120 minutes