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Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a life long relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
I'd resisted watching this for years for two reasons 1. being nominated for so many Oscars I was worried it would be overwrought Oscar-bait and 2. Ang Lee (of course if someone had reminded me Michelle Williams was in it, I would have watched it ages ago). It turns out worry number one was completely unwarranted as the film was emotionally heartfelt and beautifully subtle in not only its writing and performances, but also in its directing, which brings me back to concern number two. After Life of Pi and now Brokeback I think I can officially stop worrying about Lee as a director. It's not as if I completely hated the guy, but I just found most of his…
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Review In A Nutshell:
Brokeback Mountain is the life story of two men who have built a relationship with each other in Brokeback Mountain. Their story spans up to 20 years, showing us both the beauty and heartbreak in their relationship.
I have heard a lot of things about this film, many simply say this was that "gay cowboy movie" while others remark it as the "deserving winner of the 2006 Academy Awards"; it was beaten by Paul Haggis' Crash, which I have yet seen. It was rare for me to hear anything negative about this film, and the ones who did watch it and cringed at the subject matter, still managed…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is one of those films I've had on my watchlist for just about forever, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it. Set in the mountain region of the USA, the film is heart-breaking in its essence, but its romantic tale, with strong performances from Ledger and Gyllenhaal, make this more than just that "gay cowboy love story".
Brokeback Mountain has been argued about its depiction of men falling in love, whether they're bisexual or gay or neither. Their identities are complex - Jack and Ennis never truly recognise themselves as "queer" as such - but rather, despite their marriages and children - their attraction, both physically and emotionally, goes beyond any type of…
It doesn't matter who loves who.... What matters is how much of love there is between two people and the pain they experience on losing them. You might be the "straightest" person but this will still touch your heart and stay there. Heath ledger's face says it all in the end. The ending kills you..... It just kills you inside man.
I was struck by how beautiful this movie was, both in its story and in its cinematography. I already knew most of the beats of the movie, but that didn't diminish its impact on me. I actually wasn't really paying full attention throughout (more a reflection of my state of mind than of the movie itself), but somehow I was still moved to tears at the end. Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger brought excellently nuanced complexity to Jack and Ennis. They are two men who love each other, yet who are unable to live with that love.
Brokeback mountain - a gorgeous, massive mountain that fills most of the frame - leaves its impact on the entire film. It serves…
"I'm not queer."
This movie was well scripted with some serious actors. I didn't realize the movie would go as far as it did, not including the sex scenes. There are sex scenes in every movie.
Always feels so intimate and simple despite the many complicated themes it deals with.
If you liked the modern sheep herding documentary Sweetgrass (2009), you'll love the first 40 minutes of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. It's the story of ranch hand Ennis (Heath Ledger, in a career best lead role) and rodeo cowboy Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) who realize they have a same-sex romantic attraction for each other while on a summer long sheep herding gig. The opening subtitle in the movie states that it is 1963. I'm not sure why there aren't more time-year posts since it does skip around later.
The characters bond until the job is over, then go back to their lives, Ennis getting married and Jack eventually marrying a rodeo cowgirl from a rich family (not entirely sure if he…
An astonishingly beautiful film that soars high and above anything Lee has produced prior or post.
How does one review this? Do you talk about the cinematography, the scenery, Ang Lee's direction? The romance? Is it realistic or too melodramatic? What about the cast? Maybe talk about themes -- repression? Deceiving family members? Forbidden love? Homophobia? The sheep? Pickup trucks? Should somebody attempt to break the tension and make a gay cowboy joke?
Just watch it. It's good.
I didnt know what to expect, sometimes you hear a lot about a film and it can completely cloud the true narrative or quality of the film before you even watch it. I am very happy to say I am glad to have seen it and that I enjoyed it immensely.
This film is really powerful, the performances of the two lead actors were nothing short of exceptional. The scenery and camera work was stunning. The plot shows you emotion and vulnerability, it draws you in as a viewer into the lives of these two characters and then breaks your heart with the struggles they face throughout the film.
Jake Gyllenhaal again is excellent and one day I am going…
the first 30 minutes of this film featured thousands of sheep, which is exactly what i look for in entertainment. could have been improved overall if there were more shots of sheep later on in the film.
overall, i'd say this is a good film to watch if you're a straight person who wants to be able to say you watched a film about gay people once.
One of the best romantic films that delves deep into themes of nostalgia and identity.
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