It's probably not a good sign when, during the big mutual declaration of love scene in "Jane Eyre," the audience starts chuckling.

Went to a screening of the film last night, met some of the stars and the director (who eerily resembled Hugh Grant and insisted he'd never heard that one before). It's … all right. Rather Gothic but somehow not very atmospheric. But the shots of the English landscape and moors are just spectacular, and you do get a sense of what isolation might have meant in that cold, windy place.

That said, men wore muttonchops and I just couldn't have survived. That's just one male facial hair expression I can't get along with. Well, that and the little tuft of hair just below the lip. What is that called?