Jane Eyre (click to watch trailer)
Just a few days ago I had the pleasure of seeing the 2011 movie version of Jane Eyre. I have never read the book nor have I read anything by the Bronte sisters. Let's just say, it was extraordinary! It starred the young woman from The Kids are Alright. She was magnificent!
I received Advanced Screening passes so the theater was super crowded, every seat full and my friend and I were crammed in the second row. This may have affected my viewing pleasure if the movie had not been so good.
The casting was superb, the landscape was gorgeous and moody, and the dialogue was beautifully witty. I'm told that this version was focused more on the gothic love story of it all. Knowing nothing about it, I thought it was perfect.
Those that I talk to about Jane Eyre have mixed opinions about the book and their experience with it. Some have said it bored them to tears, others said they found Jane to be a silly little school girl with too many crushes on boys and others have loved it. I came to the conclusion that I must read it myself.
There is a challenge for all things Bronte hosted by She's Too Fond of Books. I discovered it from Lisa at Lit and Life (one of my favorite blogs!). You can find the link to the challenge from Lisa's sidebar. Haven't decided if I want to venture THAT far yet but Lisa mentioned she may do a read-a-long of Jane Eyre soon and I am thinking of hopping on board with that.
What about all of you? Have you read Jane Eyre? If so, what do you think about it?
Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!
red headed book child