Ang Lee's adaptation of E. Annie Proulx's story Brokeback Mountain stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as young cowboys named Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar. Each of them is hired to corral sheep on the title location and they soon bond very closely. Their platonic relationship explodes into a physical one, but eventually the two are separated when their job comes to an end. Although the two follow different life paths -- one becoming a father of two and the other marrying into a successful business -- they have a reunion years later. Each is affected profoundly by the rekindling of their old feelings for each other. Those feelings lead each to consider what continuing their hidden relationship would cost them. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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To be honest it took me nearly 4 years to finally watch this movie based on the content,but after Heath Ledger's tragic death I wanted to see all his movies and if you can get past the sexual scenes, It has a interesting story and If your a homophob dont see it but it is better than expected
The heart breaking story of two men struggling to come to terms with their relationship in an era when homosexuality was truly something that dared not speak its name, particularly in the rural west where the story is set.. Excellent performances all around, sensitive direction. This is the movie Heath Ledger should have gotten the Oscar for.