Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is one of my all time favorite books. It’s not a book that I read the whole thing every time, but I do tend to re-read parts of it. The best parts, in my opinion.
Apparently I’m not the only Jane Eyre fan, as a new movie version of it came out earlier this year, starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Judy Dench. I have to say, I loved Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland, and she didn’t disappoint. She did a great job of playing the understated passion of Jane.
That being said, the dialog isn’t verbatim to the book, even in some of the places I thought it should be. As a reader, I’m one of those people who would far prefer that important dialog be done verbatim (or close to it) from the book. They’re classics for a reason, people!!
All in all, I think it’s worth watching, but not worth buying. I enjoyed it, but probably will not be compelled to watch it again. The passion didn’t sizzle off the page the way it does in the book.