Friday, February 03, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

A friend of mine told me about the movie Brokeback Mountain and told me to read the reviews because all of them are praising the movie.

I first read the synopsis and then the reviews. The movie is directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hulk) and stared by Heath and Jake.

The movie is about two cowboys who are assigned to guard sheeps. Then in the process they became friends and eventually lovers. Then they were separated after the job was done. They then live a separate lives away from each other and having families of their own. Then one day Jake sent Heath a postcard informing him of his whereabouts and the romance starts again.

Their relationship grew stronger as time passed by but affecting the lives of their wife and children. Specially Heath's wife who saw them kissing by the stairs. But Heath's love for Jake is much stronger that Michelle's (who portrays Heath's wife), ending their marriage in divorce and so on and so forth.

The movie shows the different kind of relationship between two men and how they were able to make it last 'til death parts them.

The leading casts were good. But surprisingly, Michelle Williams (Dawson's Creek) whom we always see in a typical teenage movies did a pretty good job. According to one Chinese movie reviewer, Ang Lee was able to enterpret the American plot with Eastern style which make the movie great.

The movie is doing pretty good in awards (Best Picture at Golden Globes) and was nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Director and Actor. This is the first gay-themed movie having been nominated for major awards in Oscars.

I have to see it personally though, to see it for my own how good the movie is.

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