Jane Eyre (2011) Book VS Movie

Jane-Eyre

Book written by Charlotte Brontë, 1847
Movie directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of literature. Poor and plain, Jane Eyre begins life as a lonely orphan in the household of her hateful aunt. Despite the oppression she endures at home, and the later torture of boarding school, Jane manages to emerge with her spirit and integrity unbroken.

She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she finds herself falling in love with her employer—the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. But an explosive secret tears apart their relationship, forcing Jane to face poverty and isolation once again. One of the world’s most beloved novels, Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance, mystery, and suspense.

Source: Goodreads.com
Source: Goodreads.com

VS

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Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: The book, though the movie wasn’t bad.

Book Rating: 4.5/5

Movie Rating: 3/5

Things the book did better: More of Jane’s life in detail, liked the way it was presented from the beginning (the movie starts in the middle-end and does flashbacks and then moves on toward the end), the fortune teller scene wasn’t omitted, the characters felt more real.

Things the movie did better: Seeing the settings and clothing helped me better picture the story.

Verdict?: The book. The movie was good but seemed to leave out a lot and moved too fast for my liking. Not bad by itself though.

Should the movie be re-made?: Nah, though I know there are more versions and I’ll probably watch them.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!

 

jnc

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