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Jane Eyre (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 19 October 1997
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Young

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Kay Mellor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Findlay ... Mrs. Reed
Laura Harling Laura Harling ... Young Jane
Joanna Scanlan ... Bessie
Ben Sowden Ben Sowden ... John Reed
Barbara Keogh Barbara Keogh ... Miss Abbot
David Gant ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Emily Joyce ... Miss Temple
Gemma Eglinton Gemma Eglinton ... Helen Burns
Ruth Mitchell Ruth Mitchell ... Miss Scatchered
Dominique Belcourt ... Anna
Samantha Morton ... Jane Eyre
Gemma Jones ... Mrs. Fairfax
Timia Berthome Timia Berthome ... Adele (as Timia Berthomé)
Hermione Gulliford ... Sophie
Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Rochester (as Ciaran Hinds)
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem to happen between the two leads in this version. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A simple governess. A wealthy gentleman. And a secret that could destroy them both.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Sigh No More, Ladies
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Lyrics by William Shakespeare
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What a come-down from the earlier versions!!!
4 January 2001 | by linkenSee all my reviews

The only thing that really recommends this movie is the scenery--it was beautifully filmed. However, the hammy acting and seemingly constant yelling of Ciarán Hinds & Samantha Morton spoil much of the beauty of the story. One of the things that attracted Mr. Rochester to Jane Eyre was her serenity. I saw none of that restful quality in this performance. This being one of my all-time favourite novels, I do enjoy watching all versions but I must admit this one was a disappointment. The British versions of the classics are usually better.


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Official Sites:

A&E page for Jane Eyre

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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