DVD Review: Jane Eyre

Everyone has secrets.

Some are just a little more drastic than others. Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) has had a tough life. Her parents died when she was young, she was forced to live with an aunt (Sally Hawkins, not her usual lovely self) that hates her. She goes to work for a man, Mr. Rochester (Michael Fassbender) and eventually falls in love. But it's not that simple.

I've never read Jane Eyre and had never seen any of the previous adaptations. This one interested me at first because Ellen Page was supposed to play the lead. I cannot imagine her in the role, I thought Mia did well. Both she and Fassbender were interesting leads, and it was nice to see small roles by Judi Dench and Jamie Bell thrown in there too. Since I had not read the book the ending genuinely surprised me. I have to admit I was expecting Jane and St John to start furiously making out there for a second. The film sets a dark and dreary town, but doesn't come off as overly depressing. I can't compare it to the other films, but I'm glad I started with this one.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "Kill you? Those words are unfeminine and untrue." - St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell)

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see it... I have neither read the novel nor seen the other adaptions, but I'm sure I'll love it.

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