Tuesday, March 5, 2013

One Minute Movie Review: Jane Eyre (2011)


A brilliant cinematic adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's literary classic, masterfully written and acted.  They could not have found a better couple to play Eyre and Rochester than Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender whom both may have delivered the performances of their careers.  This is only director  Cary Fukunaga's second celluloid endeavor and a definitively promising forecast for his future.   Visually stunning, authentically tragic, with fluid storytelling, this adaptation aims for the heart and  senses and hits with surgical accuracy.  Very few films honor their novel counterparts, it is a pleasure to see one do so with such passion and humanity.  The ending, I warn, is a little too subdued compared to the power of its entirety, but it is the only negative I can report.  4 out of 5 Kernels: a beautiful tribute to one of the greatest female voices of history.  

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