'Jane Eyre' is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and stars the wonderful Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and the very sexy Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Bastards)
In case you haven't read Charlotte Bronte's classic novel or seen the 18 other film versions of 'Jane Eyre', this is the story of an orphan girl named Jane Eyre (Ms Wasikowska) who is left in the custody of a very rich and very mean woman, Mrs. Reed (Sally Hawkins) Mrs. Reed sends Jane away to a super horrible boarding school where she is subject to very harsh treatment and extremely meger living conditions. But as bad as things are, it's here that Jane not only gets a great education but she learns to stand up for herself and make the 'right' choices.
After leaving school, Jane gets a job as a governess at an isolated estate called Thornfield. At this sprawling manor, Jane meets the kind, wise housekeeper, (doesn't every English film have one) played by the always fantastic Judi Dench. Jane also meets the Lord of the Manor...the brooding, moody but super hot Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender) The two of them have major chemistry and their cat and mouse scenes together are fantastic. You can feel the heat pouring out of them. Unfortunately though, Rochester has a really big secret.
When Jane discovers it, she freaks out, flee the mansion and winds up finding refuge in the home of a clergyman St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell) and his family.
This is actually where the film begins. 'Jane Eyre' is told in flashbacks. We follow Jane's journey back in time and become instantly emotionally involve with her. We finally catch up with her real time...Jane realizes that she must return to Thornfield and finally conquer what haunts both her and Rochester.
'Jane Eyre' is dark and spooky and most importantly an intense romantic journey. The girl, Jane Eyre is a person that even now in the 21st century, woman will identify with. Maybe it's a gender thing, but I gave this film four out of five bagels, while my husband gave it a measly one...Check it out and see who you agree with. 'Jane Eyre' opens in theaters Friday March 11, 2011.
JANE EYRE Written by Moira Buffini Directed by Cary Fukunaga Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell and Sally Hawkins Jane Eyre: I wish a woman could have action in her life like a man. It agitates me to know that the horizon is our limit. A young lady with a stern, hard look on her face leaves a large stately manor. She makes her way into the rain-soaked fields … more
Jane Eyre is such a common name in movie history. So many adaptations of the novel have been made and so many different portrayals of this troubled character but this is a tremendous result concerning both the accuracy and the execution of the story. This film is a cinematic piece that feels like a novel. It's lovely, peaceful, thoughtful but most of all silent. By silence I mean invisibility. It's a colorless but odored film. After spending … more
Star Rating: It is perhaps a sign of the times that this new adaptation of Jane Eyre is a triumph of craftsmanship and ambiance. Today’s audiences are accustomed to spectacle – look at the box office returns of the Transformers films or Tron: Legacy and tell me I’m wrong. What director Cary Fukunaga does so well this film is play up the atmosphere of Victorian melodrama; the gothic manors, the tormented characters, and the scenes of darkness … more
In one of the most cherished and pivotal conversations from Charlotte Brontë's celebrated 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, the title character tearfully asks her employer, Mr. Rochester: “Do you think I am an automaton?—a machine without feelings?” Just as no one could ever accuse Brontë's beloved heroine of lacking passion, the latest motion picture adaptation of Jane Eyre, helmed by up-and-coming director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre), runs no risk of being labeled as … more
My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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