Released on 24 April 2006
Featuring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal & Randy Quaid
Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over
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Average rating (45 reviews)
This film is one of the worst films I've seen. I take it you've heard of it as 'The Gay Cowboy Movie'? Well, thats all it is. Two men who go up a hill and, well, you know the rest. It bored me so much, that I'd rather watch paint dry. I have no idea what all the hype was about and how they got all the awards as what you heard was what you saw. I definitely do not recommend this, there are way better films out there, and trust me, Ladies, you will not see Ledger and Gyllenhaal in the same way ever again.
Forget all the unnecessary hype about this being 'the gay cowboy movie' Brokeback Mountain offers so much more than that, and provides further proof that Ang Lee can create a masterpiece in virtually every genre he approaches. Gyllenhall and Ledger give honest, mature performances as the two men who find a true connection between each other and are forced to deny their true feelings for each other so as to 'fit in' to society. Beautifully shot and scored and guaranteed to touch the hardest of hearts 'Brokeback Mountain' rises above the controversy to emerge a film worth watching. A true, heartfelt classic of the genre...
Just boring and rubbish and no real plot i didnt like this film at all. I completely hated it.
My sister loves this. I hate it. I would never watch it again. Very very very boring! Yawn! Great acting tho and a different movie but its so dull i will never watch again
i was bored at the begining of this film and had to turn it off. when i put it back on all i did was stare in to space, it bored me. but half way through it started to get better. i dont think it shoud have had all of those awards cuz it isnt that great of a movie, but it is watchable
" The gay cowboy movie " those are the words that have haunted this movie ever since it's release and the reason so many people overlook this excellent film.
I have to admit that i was one of those people even though i purchased this on dvd some time ago i have only recently viewed it and have to say this is now one of my top ten favourite films.
Superlative is the only word to describe every part of this film, the story, the direction, the music and especially the acting from the two leads in what is a heartbreaking tale of a forbidden love which will make even the toughest get a lump in their throat.
As i said the acting is sublime but this is easily Heath Ledger's film
so much so that at times no words need to be spoken just the raw emotion on his face and in his eyes tells you everything you need to know, this as it says in my title is Heath Ledger's finest hour and yes that also includes his portrayal of the Joker, it only goes to highlight what a huge talent has been lost to us all .
Two men meet during one summer, forge a connection and over the years struggle to cope with their love for each other. Set in rural America during a period and in a society where being gay was very much a taboo subject, the story unfolds in a captivating and dramatic way. Jake Gyllenhaal and most of all Heath Ledger give very subtle, realistic and beautiful performances. The stunning scenery of Wyoming add to the film's grandeur and beauty. This has to be one of the best films I have ever seen. A truly defining moment in cinema history. A timeless classic.
I think this film is brill!! it really shows that you dont have to have a man and a woman to play in a romantic film. The whole film worked really well and i think it shows alot of people that homophobia should all be in the past. Good film i would advise it to anyone.
such a brillant love story two fantastic performances from both actors i'm glad this did well at the box office considering all the fuss newspapers made about the homosexual love story silly people!
1963 Wyoming and two sheepherders spending a summer up a mountain unexpectedly fall in love. That they dare not reveal to anyone what took place on Brokeback Mountain is a given; how it tears up their empty lives is where this exceptional film's power lies. In a deliberately lean, spare and unsentimental style, Lee cuts right to the heart of his story - and it's a heart that is deprived of the love it needs to flourish. Some extraordinary performances dominate: Williams as the doe-like wife who comes to realise that her husband has little love for her, and Gyllenhaal as the more overt and optimistic of the two men, who slowly has that hope driven from him. But it's Ledger's devastating portrayal of a man terrified to admit even to himself how he feels until it's way too late that you remember. There's something about "Brokeback Mountain" that makes it linger in the mind for days afterwards.