Did I tell you all that a few weeks ago Al and I went to go see Jane Eyre?
Well we did.
Really is there a better story? The answer is no. (Also I'm sorry if I just spoiled the plot of Jane Eyre for you, if you're over 15. If you're not then its what you deserve for not having read the best book ever. Go read it before I judge you.)
Anywhoo, I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of when they turn a book into a movie were they true to the book and is the movie decent on its own. For this version of Jane Eyre the answer is emphatically yes. It was EXCELLENT. You felt Jane's pain, then her hopes, and then her deep melancholy and resignation. I don't know how to explain how amazing of a job they did. With the book you cry with her, because she has a crap life for a while and you cry with her when it gets better, and the same is true for the movie. You wince when she winces, you are happy for her when she is happy, forgetting almost what you know is about to come and shatter it!
I'm not even being coherent - this movie was such a good adaptation of the book.
Go watch it, go read it... really just go :p