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Jane Eyre - Film Review

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by Daniela Calvario (subscribe)
An Acting Teacher living in SA, Daniela Calvario has been passionate about writing and entertainment since childhood.
Published June 7th 2011
Jane Eyre is coming to the big screen. So if you are a period drama fan, or like a good mystery, then this is definitely the movie for you. For those who are not familiar with the story, the film is based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, and is about a young governess who falls in love with her employer who is harbouring a dark secret.

Although there was a bit of grumbling about Hollywood making a new version so close to the brilliant 2006 BBC adaptation, I have since heard rave reviews. This is mainly due to the breath taking cinematography and two very important names; Michael Fassbender and Australia's Mia Wasikowska.

Taking on the title roles of Jane and Rochester, these rising stars are taking Hollywood by storm with their good looks and masterful acting skills. Those of you who have seen Fassbender in Hunger, Fish Tank, Inglorious Basterds and, more recently, X Men: First Class, will know that the man is a force on screen. And, an utterly charming one at that. With soulful blue eyes and a smile that goes on for days, ladies, you will definetly need to bring a bucket of ice with you.

But, eye candy aside, the intriguing story and deeply flawed characters are enough to warrant a ticket. And, if you are wondering whether condensing the novel into a 2 hour feature film will do the story justice, I think the pure romanticism of the time and the acting calibre, who also includes Dame Judy Dench and Jamie Bell, should certainly inspire you to find out.

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Why? To see Bronte's classic novel on the big screen
When: 11 March 2011 (USA), 11 August 2011 (Australia), 9 September 2011 (UK)
Where: Your local cinema
Cost: Depends on your cinema
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