Laurie Sparham
March 08, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

Jane Eyre

Current Status
In Season
Marla Schaffel
We gave it a B-

STARRING Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Jamie Bell
DIRECTED BY Cary Fukunaga

Charlotte Bronte’s classic proto-feminist novel has been adapted for the screen no fewer than six times — Franco Zefferelli’s interpretation of the story was released just 15 years ago. The latest adaptation stars Mia Wasikowska, who’s no stranger to playing iconic Victorian characters, as plain Jane, and Michael Fassbender (Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: First Class) as her true love, the dark, tortured Mr. Rochester. Your high school English teacher hasn’t been this excited for a new release since the Winona Ryder version of Little Women.

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