Mia Wasikowska's Jane Eyre (2011) Movie Review
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 2011 Movie
I was excited for this version of Jane Eyre, which features Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Written by Moira Buffini, this movie is based on the 1847 book by Charlotte Bronte and will appeal to fans of period dramas.
Set in the 19th century, Jane Eyre leaves Thornfield Hall, the estate where she works as a governess, because both the home and the owners have pushed her as far as she can go. Since she has no home of her own, a clergyman offers her refuge in his. It is while living and recovering in that home that she looks back at the years she spent in Thornfield Hall.
This version of Jane Eyre was rated one of the most anticipated movies of 2011 by The Playlist who said, "As bookish nerds, we're psyched for this one, largely thanks to Fukunaga's style and great casting with Judi Dench, Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots rounding out the cast." I love a good period movie and just about anything with Judi Dench.
On this page, you will find more information about this new version of Jane Eyre. You can watch the Official Jane Eyre movie trailer, which is shown below. The trailer reveals a deep and dark movie, which captures the imagination...
"From a loveless past
she sought refuge
and found a place
haunted by secrets..."
Official Movie Trailer for Jane Eyre (2011)
Fast Facts About the 2011 Version of Jane Eyre
- RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2011
- WRITERS: Moira Buffini wrote the screenplay based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte
- DIRECTOR: Cary Fukunaga
- RATING: PG-13
- RUN TIME: 121 Minutes
Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre
Michael Fassbender as Edward Rochester
Jamie Bell as St. John Rivers
Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax
Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Reed
Imogen Poots as Blanche Ingram
Holliday Grainger as Diana Rivers
Tamzin Merchant as Mary Rivers
Jayne Wisener as Bessie Lee
Romy Settbon Moore as Adele
Amelia Clarkson as Young Jane Eyre
Freya Parks as Helen Burns
Rosie Cavaliero as Grace Poole
Harry Lloyd as Richard Mason
Review of Jane Eyre (2011)
Cary Fukunaga directed this the latest in the endless list of Jane Eyre's movies. Apparently there are 21 film and television versions of this story.
The 2011 version of this movie was an extra special version. Fakunaga chose a stellar cast, which included Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney and Imogen Poots.Then he added two interesting actors for the lead roles -- Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right) as Jane and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) as Edward Rochester.
Mia is a vivid version of Jane and Michael a truly tormented hero. Elle says that she has a breakthrough in this movie and that "it's her Jane, and Bront's as well." In this version of the movie Elle also says, Jane is reserved not meek and speaks out when required. Jane is luminous. Jane is mischievous. Fukunaga ws determined to give this movie authenticity and Elle closes with "Fukunaga's Jane Eyre is a love story, as fiercely intelligent as it is passionate. He uncovers what the bodice rippers miss: that these lovers are equals and, as such, equally deeply felt aspects of their creator."
Movie Reviews and Information Jane Eyre (2011)
- Jane Eyre (2011 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Read more about the new Jane Eyre movie on Wikipedia. Featuring direction by Cary Fukunaga and a screenplay by Moira Buffini and, of course, based on the novel b y Charlotte Bront.
- Official Site | Film Misery finds Joy with Jane Eyre | Latest News & Press | Jane Eyre | Focus F
"Mia Wasikowska ('Alice in Wonderland') and Michael Fassbender ('Inglourious Basterds') star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Bront's classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga ('Sin Nombre')."
- ‘Jane Eyre,’ Starring Mia Wasikowska - Review - NYTimes.com
The New York Times reviewer said he liked this Jane Eyre embellishing by saying it was well and energetically directed, it had a smart script and was a great example of how to turn a classic work into a movie. The reviewer also said that it is not a
- Movie Reviews and Ratings by Film Critic Roger Ebert | Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert calls the new Jane Eyre movie 'atmospheric' and says that Cary Fukunaga "has a sure visual sense," which he shares here with "voluptuous visuals and ambitious art direction." He says that both Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska work.
"Six years ago 400 prominent women were asked which books had made the greatest difference to their lives. Wuthering Heights came second - just behind Jane Eyre." ~ The London Times
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Read Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEW:
"Of Charlotte Bronte's few novels, Jane Eyre is undoubtedly the most brilliant -- passionate, dark and hauntingly eerie. Definitely a must-read." - E.A. Solionas
The Movie Soundtrack
\Dario Marianelli, who also composed the music for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice, composed the soundtrack for the 2011 version of Jane Eyre. (The score for Atonement won an Oscar in 2008 and the Pride and Prejudice score was nominated for one in 2006.) The score for Jane Eyre is supposedly a suitably romantic and moving score for this new version of Jane Eyre. It features a lot of a solo violin work as played by violinist Jack Liebeck.
The Best Jane Eyre Movies
I read recently that there have been TWENTY ONE Jane Eyre movies made!
I looked to see how many Jane Eyre movies had already been made. Despite expecting to find a few, I was surprised at the number. The ones on this list are five of the best Jane Eyre movies (excluding the 2011 version) and ranked according to those with the BEST Amazon customer reviews. I hope to be able to see a few of them before the release of the new movie in March.
Jane Eyre (2006)
"A wonderful combination, Wilson and Stephens make this "Jane Eyre" sing. Even if you've fallen in love with other versions, there is a vital romanticism that distinguishes this lovely film." ~ K. Harris
UPDATED TO ADD: I just finished watching this, the 2006 Masterpiece production of Jane Eyre, it was superb and I can now HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.
Jane Eyre (1983)
This 1983 version of Jane Eyre stars Timothy Dalton "is a definite "must-buy"---one to be watched and savored over and over again. Enjoy!" ~ An Amazon customer
Jane Eyre (1944)
This 1944 Jane Eyre movie stars Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine and even featuring a small role for Elizabeth Taylor, Amazon customer J. Kara Russell says, "This is simply an exquisite film...and while not as letter-perfectly definitive as the 1983 miniseries, I feel it is overall the BEST, TRUEST VERSION OF JANE EYRE." ~ J, Kara Russell
Jane Eyre (2006)
This 2006 BBC version of Jane Eyre features Sorcha Cusack, Michael Jayston, Hazel Clyne, Zara Jaber and Megs Jenkins.
"For literature purists, this Jane Eyre is a must-see." - Amy Smith
Jane Eyre (1997)
The 1997 version of Jane Eyre starred Samantha Morton, Ciaran Hinds, Gemma Jones, Timia Berthome and Deborah Findlay. An anonymous Amazon customer says, "This version of "Jane Eyre" with Samantha Morton and Ciaran Hinds is truly the absolute best, most heart-wrenching one I have seen."I watched this, the A & E Home Video version of Jane Eyre, it was also very good. I can also RECOMMEND it.
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