Movie of the Week: Jane Eyre (2011)

I honestly don’t know how to describe this movie, the best I could do would be “weird”. The story is quite nice, as are much of the stories of the time, but the way the movie is done, some parts are quite disturbing. Based on the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, the movie was directed by Cary Fukunaga, with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in the main roles.


I haven’t read the book – mind you, the “classics” don’t mean quite the same when your first language isn’t english – but if you look at it in a chronological way (as I’m almost sure the book is written), it’s a story about love and those are always great.

The movie, however, does things in a different order, through the overuse of very confusing flashbacks… I have to admit that until the middle of the movie I wasn’t actually sure if it was a supernatural story or not. I found the first 40 minutes quite confusing (and the image of Jane as a child running towards to door to knock herself out hasn’t quite abandon me… neither did the scene where her best friend dies while she’s sleeping by her side).


Once she meets Mr. Rochester, things start to make a lot more sense, except the friendship they supposedly have, because they spend more time talking about how they are friends than actually being friends, but whatever. Again, I haven’t read the book, but I don’t think enough emphasis was given to the development of their relationship… for 2 people who are so in love with each other, you can’t really see how that came to be…


From the moment he proposes you just know that something is going to go terrible wrong… and it does, he’s forced to share his secret. Alas, as a proper love story, it all end well (sort off), with Jane reuniting with her love…

This Week on TV (1-7Dec)


Sleepy Hollow: So, when they return, will Ichabod be riding a motorcycle?! Irving?! Come back Irving… Ichabod’s fight with Katrina was intense, he clearly still loves her, but they seriously need to work on that relationship…

Supernatural: I love Jody Mills. I think she became some sort of substitute for Bobby in the boys lives. So naturally I really enjoyed this episode, a follow-up of sorts in Jody’s life after she took in Alex. Pairing up Jody with Sheriff Donna Hanscum was a stroke of genius! I love their chemistry and I do hope that they make their way to another episode soon, and together. But can we vary the kind of monsters that Jody faces?

Forever: This week Forever tackled the issue of living a false life and finally addressed the problems that Henry faces when someone who saw him die sees him again. Is it cool that I was way more excited about Abe’s ex/future girlfriend than I should because of Fringe?!

Castle: Expendables, anyone?! Just saying… Castle was such a great fanboy in this episode 😀

Elementary: Is it OK that I’m liking Kitty way more than Watson and Sherlock (combined)?!