Brokeback Mountain Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Brokeback Mountain the Movie

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1.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Yes, it's primarily known as the movie that inspired a million "gay cowboy" jokes, but Lee's heartbreaking drama deserves so much better. In 1963, cowhands Ennis (Ledger) and Jack (Gyllenhaal) spend the summer watching over a herd of sheep on a Wyoming mountain range and falling deeply and inexplicably in love. Terrified to admit their feelings to the outside world, Ennis and Jack try to ignore their passions by getting married to aloof women (Williams and Hathaway) and only meeting for semi-annual fishing trips. The script blends the powerful western themes of "Lonesome Dove" with a classic tragic love tale, and Ledger's outstanding lead performance carries the picture.

Distribution

Not Yet Released

Running time 134 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Westerns, Gays, Marriages of Convenience, Modern Cowboys, Period Piece: 1960s
Screenplay
Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Cast
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Graham Beckel, Scott Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie, David Harbour
Cinematography
Rodrigo Prieto
Director
Ang Lee
Music
Gustavo Santaolalla
Other
Drew Kunin, Kathy Nelson, Geraldine Peroni, Dylan Tichenor, Laura Ballinger, Tracey Baryski, Marit Allen, Judy Becker
Producer
Diana Ossana, James Schamus, Focus Features, River Road Productions

Awards

Oscars 2005: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Lee), Orig. Score; British Acad. 2005: Adapt. Screenplay, Film, Support. Actor (Gyllenhaal); Directors Guild 2005: Director (Lee); Golden Globes 2006: Director (Lee), Film--Drama, Screenplay, Song ("A Love That Will Never Grow Old"); Ind. Spirit 2006: Director (Lee), Film; L.A. Film Critics 2005: Director (Lee), Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 2005: Director (Lee), Support. Actor (Gyllenhaal); N.Y. Film Critics 2005: Actor (Ledger), Director (Lee), Film; Writers Guild 2005: Adapt. Screenplay.

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