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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
With a first encounter that resembles a whole history of on-screen romance, cattlemen Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist are introduced to each other as two people who happen to be in the same place at the same time. The film’s entire structure is even based on a range of romantic classics, from the glancing neighbours in Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood For Love to the huge timeframe and elliptical encounters in the more comedic When Harry Met Sally.
It saddens me to think that even before its embarrassing Best Picture snub at the 78th Academy Awards Brokeback Mountain was always going to go down in history as that “gay cowboy film”; a label which barely scratches the surface…
Is it art? Is it porn? Look, it's sweet. It's one of the most touching love stories of the past 15 years.
People remember the gone-too-early Heath Ledger by his (admittedly brilliant) performance in The Dark Knight, but so many people skim over this performance. He and Gyllenhaal are great actors, and the compliment each others' strengths very well.
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i cant believe how much i cried in this
this movie is so special and touching, one of the better movies about gay people and our lives. it's a beautiful love story. it will always have a special place in my heart.
"Brokeback Mountain" lives up to its expectations by being a highly homoerotic love story between two cowboys working as ranch hands for a winter and the spiral that follows. Lead tremendously by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, the film is unforgettable because of the performances turned in between the two. Ledger plays the grisly Ennis Del Mar who is cowboy through and through, with a growl in his voice and the main reason this love story cannot have a happy ending. Gyllenhaal then plays the more sensitive Jack Twist, whose feelings are not quite fully requited. Both men spend one winter together and on a night that gets extremely cold, they huddle together for warmth, and you can guess where…
i now know why it is call brokeback mountain lolololol
ngl this movie ruined me
never thought it could get to me
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