A young woman from humble means becomes governess of an estate in 19th Century England. When the master of the house begins courting for her affections, a long-kept secret forces her to choose between love and self-respect.
Do not be fooled by that hot mess of a trailer. That trailer is the absolute worst. No idea why they’d sell this as some 19th Century horror movie, because that couldn’t be farther from the reality of the situation. Someone should have gotten canned for that trailer. Ugh. Serenity now.
Anyway, this movie is great, especially if you adore the book as much as I do. Even if you don’t, there’s a lot to like thanks to some gorgeous direction, top-notch performances from the two leads and the timeless story featuring one of the greatest heroines in all of literature. Not for nothing, but it’s also by the guy who directed season one of True Detective. So, there you go; something for everyone.
It’s got an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.