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Brokeback Mountain

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Brokeback Mountain

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
134 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/09/05
performer:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Michelle Williams
director:
Ang Lee
distributor:
Focus Features, Universal
author:
Diana Ossana, E. Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry
genre:
Western

We gave it an A

A big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. In 1963, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), a couple of dirt-poor ranch hands, take a herding job on Brokeback Mountain and wind up sleeping together. They reunite in secret over the years, and the movie, treating their passion as something unprecedented, makes love seem as ineffable as it really is. Ledger gives a performance of extraordinary, gnarled tenderness.