Drama Romantic - This is another adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. Fans
of Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender will be pleased with this
romance. The target audience is women. Adult subject matter makes
the film of caution to parents of young children.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good This atmospheric new 'Jane Eyre,' the latest of many adaptations, understands those qualities, and also the very architecture and landscape that embody the gothic notion.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good In its superbly spare execution, the newest adaptation of Jane Eyre is both faithful to Charlotte Brontë's classic and distinctively original.
NY PostFull Review Good This latest, well-acted telling of 'Jane Eyre' takes place largely indoors, but there are some striking views of Jane on moors that do not contain soundstage fog.
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Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) suddenly
flees Thornfield Hall, the vast and isolated estate where she works as a
for Adèle Varens, a child under the custody of Thornfield's brooding master,
Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). The imposing residence – and Rochester's
own imposing nature – have sorely tested her resilience. With nowhere else to
she is extended a helping hand by clergyman St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell) and his family. As she recuperates in the Rivers' Moor
and looks back upon the tumultuous events that led to her escape, Jane
wonders if the past is ever truly past…
Aged 10, the orphaned Jane (Amelia Clarkson) is mistreated and then
cast out of her childhood home Gateshead by her cruel aunt, Mrs. Reed
(Sally Hawkins). Consigned to the charity school Lowood, Jane encounters further harsh treatment but receives an education
and meets Helen Burns (Freya Parks), a poor child who impresses Jane as a
soulful and contented person. The two become firm friends. When Helen falls
fatally ill, the loss devastates Jane, yet strengthens her resolve to stand up
herself and make the just choices in life.
As a teenager, Jane arrives at Thornfield. She is treated with kindness and
respect by housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax (Judi Dench).
Jane's interest is piqued by Rochester, who engages her in games of wit and
storytelling, and divulges to her some of his innermost thoughts. But his dark
moods are troubling to Jane, as are strange goings-on in the house – especially
the off-limits attic. She dares to intuit a deep connection with Rochester, and
is not wrong; but once she uncovers the terrible secret that he had hoped to
hide from her forever, she flees, finding a home with the Rivers family. When
John Rivers makes Jane a surprising proposal, she realizes that she must return
Thornfield – to secure her own future and finally, to conquer what haunts both
her and Rochester.