Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
  • 2011
  • UK / US
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell
  • Language: English, French

Dumping the childhood chapters of Charlotte Bronte's novel, Fukunaga does a great job here of making the action and emotions of a well-worn story feel modern without removing it from its original context. Playing to the gothic aspects of the book (and the tastes of the Twilight generation) Wasikowska is otherworldly in the titular role, but a devilish Fassbender steals the show as Mr Rochester.

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Jane Eyre

19 Aug 20114 stars

Gothic yet modern adaptation helped by excellent performances

(PG) 120min The latest adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic book demonstrates that great texts can have many different interpretations. Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) dumps the childhood chapters, makes insinuations as to the cruel upbringing…

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