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Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx, 'Brokeback Mountain' is the tragic and moving story of two cowboys who unexpectedly fall in love while working together one summer in 1963.from£2.49 | RRP:
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Drama from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger. Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland, obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family. Yet, they both hunger for something beyond what they can articulate. When Aguirre (Randy Quaid) dispatches them to work as sheepherders up on the majestic Brokeback Mountain, they gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy. Lee won a Best Director Academy Award.
Average Rating for Brokeback Mountain  - 4 out of 5
(based on 4 user reviews)
Brokeback Mountain kevin stanley
In Brokeback Mountain two cowboys become friends. But when their friendship develops into a gay relationship I think that they were just as surprised as I was! A mainstream movie with a gay relationship at the heart of it is a rare thing - however I found their love to be both touching and emotional.
However as both men later married and had families and were then unfaithful it was difficult for me to like or sympathise with their characters. Yet consider that the film is set in the 60s when sexual attitudes were far removed from those now and it makes it more understandable.
Both Jake Gyllenhall as the lively and daring Jack Twist and Heath Ledger as the shy and more introspective Innes Delmar produce performances that if perhaps not, in my opinion, Oscar worthy are still a cut above most. Both believable and impressive the lead stars make Brokeback Mountain watchable even when the script and pacing drag.
Ang Lee's direction is, as always, a little slow and the first act of the film does seem to be unnecessarily long, yet the photography is beautiful and the direction in its better moments is excellent.
Brokeback Mountain Michael Rutt
Forget the obvious tagline that this is a "gay cowboy movie"
This stunning film is a heartbreaking and unforgettable testament to true love and one with which everyone of us can identify regardless of our own sexuality
Ravishingly photographed and intelligently acted "Brokeback Mountain" is destined to become a cult classic.
Ang Lee once again shows that he is a director of consummate sensitivity and truly deserves every accolade.
Heath Ledger has never been better and proves what a mature performer he now is , whilst Jake Gylenhaal exudes charisma and charm in an excellent performance.
In fact the audiences involvement becomes so achingly real that the film becomes that very rare being in todays cinema--an experience that stays in your mind long after the closing credits!
If you only buy a dozen titles this season then "Brokeback Mountain" belongs there right at the top of your list.
For sheer class and beautifully realized artistic achievement this film goes straight into my top ten titles of all time.
Brokeback Mountain Leon Finch
Yes it was robbed on Oscar night (but then so were many other films that never even made the shortlist), but it's not the film to enad all films!
It's a touching story, filmed with consistantly good performances and Lee's trademark postcard images.
You need to know what you are comfortable really - there's nothing much here to offend or outrage, just a little bit of man-action with a good tale wrapped around it. However, if you are the sort who still writes to Points of View about how filthy the world is these days, then stay away.
Whichever side you bat for, this film's a winner and well worth your time.
Brokeback Mountain Paul Carre
Dubbed as the "Gay Cowboy Movie" Brokeback Mountain is anything but. Upon watching this film you begin to look past the stereo typing of the media, to realise that this is a story of friendship and heartache, of denial and conflict and more importantly of love.
This story focuses on two guys who are herding sheep upon the mountain of the title. After some time they begin to realise their feelings for one another. Sadly this is in a time of repression and of homophobia so they have to keep their feelings a secret.
Over a twenty year period you see the trials that these two love struck people go through from convenient marriages to secret rendezvous".
Although the main characters are portrayed as cowboys they could just as well been car salesmen. Their profession does not play out as being a major part.
This film is both directed great and acted great by both the leads. Although, Ledger is more convincing than Gyllenhaal in the love scenes, which are filmed with great tact.
This critically acclaimed film has put Gyllenhaal on the map as one of Hollywood"s greatest young talents and I think we will be seeing him for a long time to come.
If you are in the mood for a real great story that will keep you gripped from start to finish then this is a must see. Turn the phones off and get the tissues out because you will be gripped from start to finish and you will feel that you have been on the journey with them.
Brokeback Mountain is just another piece of work that confirms Ang Lee"s directing talents.
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