Mia Wasikowska appears to have hit the ground running with her career launch on the big screen. Following last year’s turn as the title role in Alice In Wonderland, as well as supporting in The Kids Are Alright, she’s back with her feet much more firmly on the ground as the down at the heel governess sprung forth from the mind of Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre.
Jane has had a bit of a time of it, even before she reaches her new place of employment Thornfield Hall. After a harsh childhood (the kind that gave the 19th century the reputation it has for bleak) Jane thinks she’s found happiness as she settles into her new role, sharing life with her pupil and the other servants of the big house.
She even gets on with the withdrawn and abrupt master of the house, a certain Mr Rochester (Michael Fassbender) and things seem set on promising path for her. Darn those things and their tempting positivity! Suffice to say the Brontes weren’t known for providing more turmoil than Jane Austen for nothing. Lawks, no!
Already well received across the webisphere, this is a class act well worth exploring. Also starring Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins and Craig Roberts.
Released 9 September
Showing at Odeon and Cineworld