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Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë's well-known governess comes to the big screen once again in a new film adaptation. Hoping to leave memories of her unhappy childhood behind, Jane (Mia Wasikowska) thinks she has found love when she begins to have feelings for her new employer (Michael Fassbender)…until she discovers he has a secret. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 01 Apr 2011
Video Release: 16 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Jane Eyre is rated PG-13: for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell
Studio: 2011 Focus Features
Website: Official site for Jane Eyre.

Detailed Review

I have a certain respect for a moviemaker who dares to make yet another version of a novel that has already been put to celluloid many times. I can’t find… 
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Why Is Jane Eyre Rated PG-13?

Violence: Young girls in a 19th Century orphanage are paddled, caned and verbally abused while… 
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What do you see as Jane’s motivations for falling in love with Mr. Rochester? Does… 
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