Jane Eyre (2011)
Critic Consensus: Cary Fukunaga directs a fiery and elegant adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, and Mia Wasikowska delivers possibly the best portrayal of the title character ever.
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as Edward Rochester
as St. John Rivers
as Mrs. Fairfax
as Diana Rivers
as Mrs. Reed
as Mary Rivers
as Blanche Ingram
as Young Jane
as John Reed
as Miss Abbot
as Eliza Reed
as Georgiana Reed
as Mr. Brocklehurst
as Miss Scatcherd
as Helen Burns
as Miss Temple
as Adèle Varens
as Grace Poole
as Lady Ingram
as Lord Ingram
as Colonel Dent
as Mrs. Dent
as Richard Mason
as Dr. Carter
as Clergyman Wood
as Bertha Mason
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Critic Reviews for Jane Eyre
What it does right it does very right. It is stunningly mounted, for example... But what it does wrong is fatal, and the error is this: it just isn't passionate or sexy enough.
Jane Eyre triumphs with a suitably bleak landscape and an excellent performance from Michael Fassbender, but the restrained tone lets it down.
Screenwriter Moira Buffini sticks pretty closely to the novel, and director Cary Fukunaga conjures a drab tone that nicely sets off the characters' violent but rigidly controlled passions.
The direction by Cary Fukunaga is real by-the-numbers rote.
The new Jane Eyre is notably well-made in almost every respect and should you want to watch an adaptation of the story just now, highly recommendable.
Audience Reviews for Jane Eyre
The production design and costumes are indeed exquisite, as well as the absorbing Gothic atmosphere. However, the film lacks passion and mystery, while the dialogue sounds incredibly cheesy and Wasikowska is too apathetic for the role.
I liked this adaptation but I didn't find it better than other adaptations for some reason. The cinematography is very good and the acting is not bad but I just didn't see the chemistry between the leads. I think Wasikowska was missing passion from her role.
This movie is why I fell in love with Michael Fassbender. Ask me to marry you, Michael. I'd say, "yes"!
Jane Eyre Quotes
|Edward Rochester:||i've a strange feeling with regard to you, as if i had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. and if you were to leave, i'm afraid that cord of communion would snap.|
|Edward Rochester:||i've a strange feeling with regard to you, as if i had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. and if you were to leave, I'm afraid that cord of communion would snap.|
|Jane Eyre:||My heart is mute|
|Jane Eyre:||My heart is mute.|
|Edward Rochester:||What is it? Jane Eyre with nothing to say?|
|Jane Eyre:||Everything seems unreal.|
|Edward Rochester:||I am real enough.|
|Jane Eyre:||You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all.|
|Mrs. Fairfax:||You're so little acquainted with men. Keep him at a distance.|