Brokeback MountainDecember 16, 2005
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 7.7/10 (146,002 voted)
Critic's Score: 87/100
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond–by turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted.
Writers: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry
Ennis Del Mar
Chilean Sheepherder #1
Chilean Sheepherder #2
Steven Cree Molison
Love Is A Force Of Nature
Release Date: 16 December 2005
Filming Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $547,425
(11 December 2005)
(16 April 2006)
Did You Know?
Michelle Williams requested that her two male leads kiss in front of her to help her get to the right emotional place for her character, Alma. As she was involved with Ledger in real life, too, she felt that such a thing would help with her portrayal. She had to goad both men as their first few attempts were far too half-hearted for her liking.
During the scene in the supermarket where Alma works in the 1960s, plastic cranberry juice bottles with yellow, plastic twist lids on a shelf are visible behind Ennis' head. These bottles would have been glass until the early 1990's.
You pair of deuces lookin' for work, I suggest you get your scrawny asses in here pronto.
Two Men In Love at the Venice Film Festival
It was a real ordeal to get into the screening. The anticipation was
palpable. The film arrived surrounded by a plethora of innuendo. "A gay
western" "Heath and Jake's hot scenes" As soon as the film started
every imaginable preconception flew out of the auditorium. This is a
remarkable, moving and powerful love story. The setting is that of a
modern western "The Last Picture Show" comes to mind. Ang Lee's
attention to detail verges on science fiction. You can actually smell
the place. Extraordinary. I'm not going to reveal anything about the
story – Gian Luigi Rondi a legendary Italian film critic, revealed the
ending to a television audience, what was he thinking?! – The film will
be enjoyed much more allowing the story to unfold without having
passages underlined and attention drawn to this or that particular. I
felt compelled to write this comment because I'm overwhelmed. It has
changed my perception, I must confess, about certain aspect of same sex
love because I didn't think of same sex when I was watching it, I saw
two human beings (amazing performances by both actors)I have the
feeling "Brokeback Mountain" will make history, deservedly so.