#81: Jane Eyre (2011)

“The 2012 Movie challenge . To watch at least 150 movies during this year.”
Movie #81 – 30 April 2012
Jane Eyre (UK – 2011) Directed by Cary Fukunaga
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The new “Jane Eyre” by Cary Fukunaga does not differ that much from the famous movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1996. Then there was the talented and magnetic Charlotte Gainsbourg, now there is the as capable Mia Wasikowska. The truth is that the story of Jane Eyre is so beautiful and charming that only maybe a ‘no talent’ director like Michael Bay would make a mess of it up and ruin it. In the case of the Fukunaga version the winning elements of this exciting and passionate love story do remain intact. Watching this film is like reading one of those books you find hard to put down and keeps you nailed to the pages from the beginning until the end. Jane Eyre is a heroine you want to care about. Her sufferings, her dignity, her intelligence, her capacity for a love so total – and so brave – make her a character who “sticks” to the heart of those who read or watch her.
If you have always wanted to watch a beautiful classic from an era that does not exist anymore (and never will), you must watch “Jane Eyre”. It will not disappoint you. Do I have to remind you about how great Mr. Fassbender and Jamie Bell are in this movie too? I thought so…

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2 Comments on “#81: Jane Eyre (2011)”

  1. todayiwatchedamovie says:

    Now you’ve got me wanting to see a Michael Bay version.


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