Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jane Eyre, the movie

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


Rachel said...

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books.

Misha said...

I have seen the 2006 miniseries with Toby Stephens. Now I want to watch this version too. I wasn't expecting it to be so good.

Thanks for the review! :)

Teresa said...

I haven't read Jane Eyre yet either. I'll keep a lookout for that read along. I might have to join in as well.

Senator said...

Haha. I could never bring myself to read Jane Eyre. It just kept makin me depressed and I cried when -ehem- died. But the movie adaptations are great! I guess I'll have to see this one too! :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

I haven't read it yet (for shame!) but I am itching to see the film.

Ann Summerville said...

I read it years ago. There was also a movie out a few years ago on cable that followed the story of "the wife" and how she came to marry Mr. Rochester. Interesting take on how she went crazy.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Just dropping by to see what you are up to, I love Jane Eyre, didn't know there even was a movie!!!


Holly said...

I read Jane Eyre last year and really liked it. Can't wait to see this movie. It looks like it will definitely do justice to the book :)

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

jane eyre is one of my favorite all time books! simply breathtaking!

Unknown said...

Michelle! You MUST, MUST, MUST read Jane Eyre. I read it twice in high school. Oh, the Bronte sisters are amazing. I also MUST, MUST, MUST read more of their work.