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Yes, it's primarily known as the movie that inspired a million "gay cowboy" jokes, but Lee's heartbreaking drama deserves so much better. In 1963, cowhands Ennis (Ledger) and Jack (Gyllenhaal) spend the summer watching over a herd of sheep on a Wyoming mountain range and falling deeply and inexplicably in love. Terrified to admit their feelings to the outside world, Ennis and Jack try to ignore their passions by getting married to aloof women (Williams and Hathaway) and only meeting for semi-annual fishing trips. The script blends the powerful western themes of "Lonesome Dove" with a classic tragic love tale, and Ledger's outstanding lead performance carries the picture.

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Running time 134 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Westerns, Gays, Marriages of Convenience, Modern Cowboys, Period Piece: 1960s
Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Graham Beckel, Scott Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie, David Harbour
Rodrigo Prieto
Ang Lee
Gustavo Santaolalla
Drew Kunin, Kathy Nelson, Geraldine Peroni, Dylan Tichenor, Laura Ballinger, Tracey Baryski, Marit Allen, Judy Becker
Diana Ossana, James Schamus, Focus Features, River Road Productions


Oscars 2005: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Lee), Orig. Score; British Acad. 2005: Adapt. Screenplay, Film, Support. Actor (Gyllenhaal); Directors Guild 2005: Director (Lee); Golden Globes 2006: Director (Lee), Film--Drama, Screenplay, Song ("A Love That Will Never Grow Old"); Ind. Spirit 2006: Director (Lee), Film; L.A. Film Critics 2005: Director (Lee), Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 2005: Director (Lee), Support. Actor (Gyllenhaal); N.Y. Film Critics 2005: Actor (Ledger), Director (Lee), Film; Writers Guild 2005: Adapt. Screenplay.

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Brokeback Mountain
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I don't have anything against people who are gay, but this movie is a little too graphic for me, as well as many other people. In 1963,two young men, Ennis and Jack, hire on as ranch hands in Wyoming on Brokeback Mountain. They were supposed to be herding sheep, but something else happened. Their true feelings came out one night when they had a passionate encounter. That moment changed their lives forever. Once herding season ended, they realized their true feelings. They both had wives and children, and kept this secret to themselves for years. Their "alone time" was when they went on fishing trips. I guess you never know where you are going to find true love.