Ruby Films, Focus Features, BBC Films

Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Sally Hawkins, Amelia Clarkson, Romy Settbon Moore, Tamzin Merchant, Holliday Grainger, Freya Wilson

Jane Eyer (Mia Wasikowska) had a horrible childhood as an abused child by a caretaker that had no use for her. School was just as bad, but Jane has a strong character. Jane is invited to the beautiful Thornfield House to serve as a governess for Mr. Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender) who is owner of the estate. Soon Jane feels that she’s falling for her master, and suddenly flees the house. Edward returns the feelings, but is harboring a terrible secret. When she returns she finds Edward in a bad situation and must determine her path to the future. This is a brand new movie version of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel that has been loved for centuries.

I watched this film as a captive audience on a flight from San Francisco to Washington D.C. My opinion is that Mia Wasikowska was a charming Jane, and she is an excellent actress. Not “too” beautiful to ruin it, but very pretty as the girl who falls in love with her boss. In general I’m not a fan of these period pieces. People look very uncomfortable and times were a bit uptight for my liking, and I tend to get bored. But if you’re a fan of Charlotte Bronte and like this kind of movie, I believe it must be a very good version of the story. I think Mia was excellent, and having Dame Judi Dench in the film is a definite plus. Don’t be put off by my low rating on it, as I’m just not fond of these kinds of films, but if you are, you’ll probably like this new version of Jane Eyre so go for it.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rate this movie:
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Leave a comment

Name: (Required)

eMail: (Required)