I went to see this movie last night with my friend Judith and it is fair to say that I visually and emotionally stunned at it. It is very rare that you see something so real, and something that you can connect with, on the cinema screen.
Brokeback Mountain covers two aspects, yes it is about the love between two men; one who can express it far more than the other. Both Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are superb but Ledger’s performance as the quiet repressed Ennis is amazing. His muttering low voice really only shines, and at that only sometimes, for Gyllenhaal’s Jack .
Beyond the fact that this is a “gay cowboy movie”, it shows that, as the strapline of the movie says, love is a force of nature that cannot be really defined or controlled. These two people are only bright and smiling when they are back on Brockback Mountian with each other, it is an irresitable thing for them, not a planned or even conscious choice.
It is the moist poignant and beautiful of love storys.