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Love is a force of nature.
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.
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Strong Performances - Heath Ledger
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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.
Where I truly began falling in love with Anne Hathaway...
Oh yeah, this happens to be an incredible, heartbreaking, extraordinarily acted film, too.
Some random thoughts for this particular on-the-verge-of-delirium 5:30 A.M. 'review':
I saw it once before, many years ago, and loved it then as well. It's a shame, this film got so much shit in my school that I felt like I couldn't even tell people I had seen it. It's disgraceful that a story of two people of the same sex, falling in love with each other, can be ridiculed so much.
I always viewed it like this: who cares? Really, what does it matter if someone feels that way? How does it effect a person's well-being…
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…
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.
Ennis and Jack - two unacquainted cowboys - are employed as shepherds for sheepman Joe, who instructs them to lead his heard to Brokeback Mountain for the summer. During these months of solitude, the two more or less develop a friendship, which in one sudden night redevelops into a love affair (a tad too impromptu for my taste by the way). It’s one of the bravest plots coming from Hollywood. A direct blow to the heterosexual cowboy myth. Unfortunately, however, it’s packaged as straight as any other polished Hollywood production and doesn’t maintain the courage of that brusque night. Brokeback Mountain could’ve honestly benefitted from more sweat and more nudity, although I appreciate Ang lee’s aim to be amongst the…
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…
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal have wonderful chemistry in this western drama that delivers the feels.
I've always wanted to watch this movie ever since it came out ten years ago. I've always heard great reviews about it and was told it was a great film. I wasn't let down at all and the wait was worth it. It was a wonderful movie with a wonderful plot and Gyllenhaal and Ledger are great in their roles.
Beautiful. Perhaps lacks the punch it once packed. Probs needs more dongs.
Brokeback Mountain shines when the cowboys share the screen, but the "big" moments—particularly the discovery—feel rushed, and elsewhere the film lulls as it covers 20 years in the lives of the two seemingly ageless characters.
It's a handsomely staged and shot American Western, with an unforgettable, heartbreaking romantic tale at its emotionally complex centre as well as two powerful lead performances.
Very daring flick that gets points for attempting something new, even if it ultimately drags on for too long. It's well-made, but I felt no real connection to these characters, and felt that they weren't really developed effectively. The acting was good, but I felt Gyllenhaal was better than Ledger, who just seemed to mumble a lot, and I found Williams and especially Hathaway surprisingly good in supporting roles. The story never really gets going, and seems fit to meander along until the climax, which doesn't take on the importance it should because the characters aren't built up enough. Still, the film is nice to look at, with sweeping cinematography of the Canadian Rockies (filmed in my province!) and well-shot scenes. The music bothered me to no end, though. So, a flawed but well-made film.
Jack fuckin' Twist...
A watershed moment in the history of American cinema. A film that depicts a homosexual relationship between two cowboys not to say something about the nature of homosexuality, but to say something about the nature of love. The film's ability to engender genuine pathos whilst forever avoiding melodramatic cliches is remarkable. The two leads and their long-suffering wives are each outstanding.
I wanted to like it more. Beautiful cinematography and quotes and beautiful, heart-breaking moments and just pure and true love.
I could see the stars... I just couldn't grasp them.
Some terribly misleaded lives... So much hatred and self-hatred...
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…