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Jane Eyre (2011)Jane Eyre (2011)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Drama, Romance

7.6

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English, French

Sunday

2011

Cary Fukunaga, Cary Joji Fukunaga

Amelia Clarkson, Angela Curran, Ben Roberts

120 min

Synopsis

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Our Take

7.6
Jamie Rutherford

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.

Comments

D
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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