Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender sparkle in this exhilarating reimagining of Charlotte Brontė's classic novel.
Added DVD Feature: Deleted Scenes; A Look Inside Jane Eyre; To Score Jane Eyre: Cary Fukunaga and Dario Marianelli Team Up; The Mysterious Light of Jane Eyre; Feature Commentary with Director Cary Fukunaga.
Mia Wasikowska ... Jane Eyre
Michael Fassbender ... Rochester
Jamie Bell ... St. John Rivers
Judi Dench ... Mrs. Fairfax
Su Elliot ... Hannah
Craig Roberts ... John Reed
Sally Hawkins ... Mrs. Reed
Simon McBurney ... Brocklehurst
Tamzin Merchant ... Mary Rivers
Holliday Grainger ... Diana Rivers
Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") and Michael Fassbender
("Inglourious Basterds") star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte
Brontë's classic... This latest version of Jane Eyre, the romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë's
classic novel has been beautifully directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre"). In
the story, Jane (Mia
Wasikowska "Alice in Wonderland") flees Thornfield House, where she works as a
governess for wealthy Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender "Inglourious
Basterds"). It is clear that the isolated and
imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested
the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was
orphaned and sent to live in the bleak mansion. Now, as she dashes across the stormy landscape as if pursued
by demons and menaced by a ghostly, wind-borne voice, she is taken in
and nursed back to health by a kind young clergyman, St. John Rivers (Jamie
Bell "Billy Elliot"), and his two sisters (Holliday Grainger and Tamzin Merchant). Then
her life unfolds in a series of flashbacks.
Jane realizes that she must now act decisively to secure her own future and come
to terms with her past that haunts her - and the terrible secret that
Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered. Among the excellent actors playing supporting roles you'll find Judi Dench ("Shakespeare in Love") as the talkative housekeeper who fills Jane with misleading gossip and questionable advice, Sally Hawkins ("Happy-Go-Lucky") as the nasty aunt and Imogen Poots ("28 Weeks Later") as the pretty rich girl who almost
derails Janes chances of finding true love. They are all fine in their brief appearances, but it's the performances of Mia
Wasikowska andMichael Fassbenderthat make this Jane Eyre memorable.