Jane Eyre

Synopsis: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Cary Joji Fukunaga
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

I will die.

St. John?

I found her at the door.

She's white as death.


some of that hot milk.

St. John, we would have stumbled

upon her corpse in the morning.

And she would have haunted

us for turning her away.

She's no

vagrant. I'm sure of it.

There's milk for you.


Ask her, her name.

What's your name?

Jane Eyre.

Tell us how

we may help you.

Your name?

Where are you?

Must hide...

St. John, we must

get her warm.


Let us take her upstairs.

Will she die?

Where are you, rat?

I know you're here.

If you crawl out and say,

"Forgive me, Master Reed,"

I might consider it.

- Mama.

- John.

There you are.

That book

belongs to me, rat.

It belongs to

my Uncle Reed.

Spoilt, miserable brat!

- Mama!

- For shame!


You wretched imp!

She attacked me.

- I hate you, John Reed! I hate you!

- Hilary, take her! Take her!

Lock her in the red room.


Please, please! No, it's

haunted. Please. It's haunted! No!

Please! Please!

If you don't sit still,

you will be tied down!

What we do is

for your own good.

Pray for forgiveness,

Miss Eyre,

or something bad will come down

that chimney and fetch you away.

Let me out, please! Have

mercy, Aunt Reed! Please!

Do you know, Jane Eyre, where

the wicked go after death?

They go to hell.

And what is hell?

A pit full of fire.

Should you like

to fall into this pit

and be burned

there forever?

No, sir.

How might

you avoid it?

I must keep in good

health and not die.

What is her parentage?

She's an orphan.

Her mother was

my husband's sister.

On his deathbed he

exhorted me to care for her.

I have always treated her

as one of my own.

If you accept her at Lowood

School, Mr. Brocklehurst,

keep a strict eye on her.

She has a heart of spite,

and I'm sorry to say that her

worst fault is that of deceit.

You can rest assured

that we shall root out

the wickedness

in this small,

ungrateful plant.

And as

for its vacations,

it must spend them

all at Lowood.

You may leave.

You said I was a liar.

I'm not.

If I were, I should say

I loved you, and I don't.

I dislike you worse than

anybody in the world.

People think you are good, but

you're bad and hard-hearted.

I'll let everyone know

what you have done.

Children must be corrected

for their faults.

Deceit is not my fault.

But you are passionate.

My Uncle Reed is in heaven,

so are my mother and father.

They know how you hate me and

wish me dead. They can see.

They see everything you do and

they will judge you, Mrs. Reed.

Get out.


Show me your hands.

Stop there.

Very grand.


Step out

of your fine dress.

Stay there.

Show me your hands.

My name

is Jane Elliott.

Who can we send

for to help you?

No one.

I mustn't ever be found.

Join me to Thyself

with an inseparable

band of love.

For Thou,

even Thou alone,

dost satisfy him

that loveth Thee.

And without Thee, all

things are vain and empty.



It's wonderful to see

you up, Miss Elliott.

Last week we thought

we'd be escorting your remains

to an unmarked grave.

She read

The Bride of Lindorf

and suddenly it's all woebegone

maidens and dramatic deaths.

I'm sorry to have

caused so much trouble.


You're the most exciting

thing that's happened here

since St. John's sermon

on the fall of Babylon.

I hope I'll not be eating

long at your expense, Mr. Rivers.

Then tell me where

to place you.

Show me where to seek

work, that is all I ask.

You're not fit enough

to work. Is she, Di?

No. Stay with us.

You return to your posts

at the end of the month.

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Moira Buffini

Buffini was born in Cheshire to Irish parents, and studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College, London University (1983–86). She subsequently trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. For Jordan, co-written with Anna Reynolds in 1992, she won a Time Out Award for her performance and Writers' Guild Award for Best Fringe play.[2] Her 1997 play Gabriel was performed at Soho theatre, winning the LWT Plays on Stage award and the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Her 1999 play Silence earned Buffini the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best English-language play by a woman. Loveplay followed at the RSC in 2001, then Dinner at the National Theatre in 2003 which transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy. more…

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