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Jane Eyre


Apr 01, 2011

Latest Home Video

Aug 16, 2011

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Cary Fukunaga


Mia Wasikowska
Michael Fassbender
Jamie Bell


2011 Focus Features

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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.

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Why Is Jane Eyre Rated PG-13?

Jane Eyre is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.

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Violence: Young girls in a 19th Century orphanage are paddled, caned and verbally abused while under supervision by a man with religious authority. Portrayals of bullying. A young boy hits a young girl with a book, causing her face to bleed. A child is unjustly chastised by her aunt. A bloody wound is briefly seen in detail. A man falls from a horse and is mildly injured. A woman suffering from insanity is kept in a locked room. Verbal references to suicide are made. Characters are threatened by fire.

Sexual Content: A classical painting of a nude female is shown. A man attempts to commit bigamy. A couple exchanges some passionate kisses.

Language: Name-calling.

Drugs/Alcohol: Cigar smoking is shown on a few occasions. Social drinking and the medicinal use of alcohol is depicted.

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Another famous, female author has also had her life and works made into film. Becoming Jane stars Anne Hathaway as a young Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park are movie adaptations of Austen’s novels. The Jane Austen Book Club brings together a group of readers who find solace and advice in the author’s writings.

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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Jane Eyre...

Jane Eyre releases to DVD and Blu-Ray on August 16, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- Feature commentary with director Cary Fukunaga

- A Look Inside Jane Eyre

- To Score Jane Eyre: Cary Fukunaga and Dario Marianelli Team Up

- The Mysterious Light of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre on Blu-Ray also includes:

- My Scenes

- Pocket Blu

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MzMck says: Aug. 12, 2013

When watching this with pre-teens and teens—if you can get any to sit and watch it with you—I would stress a couple of points in post-watching discussion.

First, the treatment of orphanage children is quite accurate for that time and place and there continues to be much abuse worldwide today.

Second, and I feel most importantly, Rochester fits the definition of a psychopath. This is a portrayal of a prime example of a spouse- and child-abuser.

He is a control freak: He insists that Jane join his social gatherings even though others are mocking her and she clearly does not enjoy them.

He is a liar; the truth is not in him. He downplays and avoids giving Jane’s reasonable concerns the respect they deserve. He is a crazy-maker.

He blames others for his woes and shortcomings and fails to take responsibility. He paints himself as a victim.

He is manipulative; dressing up as a gypsy to draw Jane out as to her feelings about him is over-the-top behavior.

Finally, the ending implies that Rochester has been punished for his sins, that he has seen the light, figuratively speaking, is a changed man, and all thanks to Jane’s pure love that is strong enough to redeem him. This is very romantic, but it is a fantasy and it should be pointed out that it is a fantasy. Believing Rochester’s behavior is in any way romantic has led to oceans of heartache for na├»ve young women. I shudder to think of the male role models in Charlotte Bronte’s life that she was able to limn such a dead-on portrait.

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