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Samantha Morton, Ciaran Hinds. A young governess struggles to win the love of her heavy-hearted employer in this lavish British production of Bront+«'s beloved masterpiece. 1997/color/108 min/NR/fullscreen.
The fascinating British actress Samantha Morton stars as the titular heroine in this provocative version of Jane Eyre, based on Charlotte Bronte's oft-filmed, 1847 novel. The familiar contours of Bronte's story are all here: Jane, the unhappy orphan, grows up to become governess at Thornfield, a gloomy estate owned by the imperious and worldly, but curiously desperate, Mr. Rochester (Ciarán Hinds). While the latter's grasping attentions stir the inexperienced young woman, the gothic goings-on at Thornfield suggest layers of unwholesome secrecy in Rochester's life. Most productions of Jane Eyre carefully reflect Bronte's absorbing balance between romance, horror, and Jane's psychological passage to adulthood. But this 1997 television movie is interesting for its near-reckless emphasis on Jane and Rochester's mutual obsession and galloping jealousies. The dramatic strategy throws off the story's overall tone, but such problems are worth it to see Morton and Hinds explore Jane Eyre's darkest possibilities. --Tom Keogh
This is my favorite of all the Jane Eyre movies! The cast is so authentic and believable. More aligned with the book than the others! Read morePublished 5 days ago by Abbie G.
I rented and watched all the Jane Eyre movies to see which one I liked best. I believe they are all good and you really can't go wrong but this is my favorite. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy L. Roberts
"Classic," People really need to slow down and read a good book, instead of being on the computer all dayPublished 3 months ago by Timothy Kay
I bought this DVD to play in England. I am delighted to say it did work in my player. Good quality and arrived before the delivery date.Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Ann Tearle