PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga chose not to film any footage of Thornfield Hall burning down because he wanted this movie to feel like the novel, which is entirely first-person from Jane's perspective. In the book, Jane is not present for the fire, and Fukunaga didn't feel there was a way to include it organically in the movie.
I knew you would do me good in some way. I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you.
The teacup that Jane is drinking out of is Belleek. Belleek porcelain was first produced in 1863 and was not widely available outside Ireland until the mid-1860s while the blue mark on Jane's cup was first used in 1993.
$182,885 13 March 2011