Jane Eyre movie is a classy classic
Who’s in it? Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell
The plot Orphaned at a young age, Charlotte Bronte’s timeless heroine, Jane Eyre, has endured a young life of hardship. Taking a job as a governess for the estate of Edward Rochester, self-reliant Jane is quickly challenged by the ill-tempered Rochester, who’s life is slowly brightened by her presence. As they get to know each other, a deep love develops between the pair, with Jane giving herself to Rochester, only to face a dark secret from his past on their wedding day.
What we liked Director Cary Fukunaga has done an amazing job of turning Bronte’s beloved classic into a spellbinding film, in which Hollywood’s current darling, Mia Wasikowska, shines. With the influential novel’s many moods and nuances deftly retained throughout the narrative, the films tells its cherished tale with refreshing vigour and an astute sense of emotional detail. The soundtrack too strikes just the right melancholic chords!
What we didn’t like Not much that we didn’t like at all! Fassbender steals every scene as the conflicted Rochester.
e+ says It’s a classic tale for a new generation, told with undeniable tenderness.
Our rating 5/5