Jane Eyre (2011) short review

When this was announced, I thought, “Oh god, do we really need yet ANOTHER Jane Eyre?” But I was surprised to find I really really liked this one — much better than the 2006 version! The 1997 BBC mini-series is still my favorite, but this was well done, and the acting and chemistry between the leads was far better than the 2006 version. It’s bookended slightly differently, but whatever, it’s still the same story. Nice costumes – your standard poor-governess-1840s gear.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.