Monday, April 14, 2014

Movie Review: Jane Eyre (2011)

Jane Eyre, the sensible orphan girl who lived in the fine household of her uncle, found herself in a dull boarding school after her aunt has casted her off. Within the harshness and gloominess of the school, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) has moved from childhood into adulthood, learning to take refuge within herself and to live in solitude.
Working as a governess in Thornfield Hall, she meets the arrogant mysterious master Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender) who takes interest in her. Noticing Mr. Rochester’s understating of her soul, aware of her feelings, Jane Eyre, tries to open to life and dream of hope. When the lovers are eventually to unite, Mr. Rochester’s mysterious secret is revealed.
Devastated, Jane Eyre runs away, lost, empty at hand and soul. After time passed, Jane listens to her heart and goes back to her lover, where yet finds another surprise.
 I happened to see the movie before reading the book, yet I loved it, I felt it. It has touched me and left a trace in my soul. I haven’t watched the previous version but I think Mia Wasikowska has played the role perfectly, all the desperate motionless expressions, the timid attitude, and Michael Fassbender, he is literally charming! It shows in his action that he loves Jane yet involuntary ignores her, his eyes speak out, his voice tone, the pleading in his eyes. A great amount of emotions were exchanged between the lovers, through their conversation, the momentum actions, and all the restless act of pride and prejudices. Yet my heart was solely broken at the end; it arises a question: when to take the correct decision, what is the correct decision, what to sacrifice, when is it too late?
The gothic gloomy forests, Jane’s dull Victorian dresses, her direct gazes, scarce expressions, all reflects how rigid her life is, and the amazing soundtrack by Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina, Pride & Prejudice) all carries us into Jane’s soul. Personally, the soundtrack has touched me so much where it reflected the solitude in Jane Eyre’s soul. The slowness of the notes reflecting the captive Jane Eyre as she walks through her unknown destiny, the truthful feelings, the house, the furniture, Thornfield Hall, it all charmed me, I literally lived Jane Eyre’s story within the movie’s two hours!  I couldn’t stop crying.
The richness of literature in their conversation, the charm of the music, the passion, sense, and more is all in the remake of Jane Eyre based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë, directed by Cary Fukunaga. If you are fond of classic, literature, and wealth of feelings, then this is just for you. A captivate movie which touches any soul acquainted with love. If you liked Pride & Prejudice and Mr. Darcy, then you will definitely love Jane Eyre.

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Noura AlNaimi
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