Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jane Eyre: A New Favorite

Jane Eyre, Masterpiece Theater 2006
Our Rating: 5 Stars

We have been convinced for the past few years that we would never find a movie that grasped us as strongly as Elizabeth Gaskells's North & South, but this adaptation of Jane Eyre proved us wrong.  Although Jane Eyre is a classic, with several movie adaptations, we have avoided the movie, perceiving the plot as too dark and melancholy.  While the story features such elements, we found the movie compelling and the characters emotions were portrayed with a raw and riveting quality that allowed us to be sympathetic to both Jane and Mr. Rochester.

Yet another adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic is due out in March 2011.  We look forward to possibly watching it, but we doubt it will surpass the 2006 Masterpiece version, at least in our eyes.

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