This movie is based on Charlotte Bronte’s influential novel with the same name. She originally wrote it under the alias Currer Bell and is loosely based on events from her life. With any influential book there is always substance to the novelist’s life that effects their writing. And this is quite evident in the works of not only Charlotte but her two sisters, Emily (Wuthering Heights) & Anne (Agnes Grey), as well.
You don’t have to read the novel, Jane Eyre, to understand the movie but like with many novel-based movies, there is alot left out of the movie. So don’t rely on the movie to do the book justice if your too lazy to read. The novel is a remarkable story in itself with themes that go beyond its time.
The movie stars Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre and Michael Fassbender as Edward Rochester, and they couldn’t have found better actors to play their respected roles. They did an amazing job. The movie doesn’t follow the timeline of the book but it covers the majority of the events. The movie is more of getting the idea of Jane Eyre across and you tend to feel it in the movie but I still feel that the book is more intense in capturing her character.
There are other adaptations of the novel out there but this movie goes far beyond the romanticism that other adaptations focus on. It’s more than a romantic story- it’s a captivating, heartfelt story of innocence highlighted with pain and suffering.
I definitely enjoyed watching this movie and I rate it 9.5/10.