Thursday, January 05, 2006

The One About "Brokeback Mountain"

Finally saw it. Wow. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but I experienced it as a breathtakingly beautiful film. Sensitive. Tragic. Fairly realistic, especially for a Hollywood film. And HOT!

It really amazes me that finally a film like this can be made, with two "leading" Hollywood actors. Major, major kudos to Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal for going there. For really going there. And to Ang Lee for his great direction, Annie Prouix for the original short story in "The New Yorker," and Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for the screenplay. All to the supporting actors too. I just thought it was all superb and emotionally heartbreaking.

Every reviewer is talking about Heath Ledger's performance, and it is great, but I totally dug Jake's too; besides, I've always been more into brunettes (when he grew his little '70s moustache- YOWZA)... his character is described as the "flashier" of the two, but I saw him as just the more in touch with his sexuality. Simply put: a deeply closeted gay man. And from what I hear: travel to a state like Texas today and you'll still run into them. Hell, I've even run into closeted married men in San Francisco; it's not that uncommon.

Ledger's character is more complex and his sexuality may have been more complex as well. More unconscious.

The whole first third of the movie is Cowboy Porn. EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The actresses playing the wives were so good too.

Run, don't walk, to your nearest multiplex if you haven't seen it yet!

Oh, and a viewing tip: try to see it in a theater with a good sound system... otherwise you'll understand only about a third of what Heath Ledger says/mumbles. I was forewarned, and went to the excellent Embarcadero Center Cinema here in 'Frisco. I understood almost everything.


Blogger Journally Yours, Gem ;-) said...

sounds like a wonderful movie...the way you wrote about it and your opinion of it makes me wants to go see it.
Gem :-)

7:51 AM  
Blogger Miss Vincci said...

OOoh..thank you for your review..sounds good..I'll go watch it : )

8:52 AM  
Blogger Phinney said...

I plan to see that movie. I might not get to the theatre, but will get the DVD for sure. That way I can read the mumbles with captions on, if I can take my eyes off the men, that is... @_@!!! did phinney just say that?!!!????

9:42 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I have been dying to see that movie...but it isn't playing in too many places...I hope to catch it before it goes out of theaters.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

it's on my list of must sees....of course my teen daughters want to see it because of Heath and jake. They're split 50:50 over who is hotter.
Great review!

9:45 PM  
Blogger IndigoSunMoon said...

News Flash...They aren't showing the movie in Alabama. What else would you expect from the bible belt! Ugh!
I'll probably have to wait for the DVD, but I can't wait to see it!
Love ya!

11:50 PM  
Blogger Nelle said...

I haven't seen a real movie in a theatere in a while but it sounds so good I think I will treat myself. Cowboy porn eh? :)

5:01 PM  
Blogger TJ said...

Being from new Mexico Cowboy Porn is Cowboys and sheep! LOL! ROFLMAO
( couldn't resist i swear i couldn't!)

7:31 PM  
Blogger Unhinged said...

I am dying to see this movie. I first saw it reviewed at and based ONLY on that review, wanted to run out then and there to see it. Since then, everyone who's seen has nothing but good to say about it.

I can't wait.

7:24 PM  

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