I have read the book many times both in English and Russian (translated beautifully) and like many other readers am in absolute love with the novel. All screen versions that have come out over the past two decades always had a flaw of some sort. This one is as good as perfect though. Ruth Wilson's portrayal of Jane Eyre is so very true to the book. She made Jane passionate, daring, and fearless. In contrast to the Janes created by other actresses, Wilson's Jane is not submissive, inhibited, boring or over-passive. And she does look like a 18 year old and behaves accordingly. Toby Stephens is stupendous as Rochester (if perhaps too handsome for him). Truly, they could not have cast the film better.
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