Brokeback Mountain review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/26/11
Watch it as it is with an open mind, not based on the scenes alone to fully appreciate its brilliance. The subjects touched were personal values, power of love, human attitudes, married life and idiosyncrasies. Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are hired by Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) to herd his sheep through the summer in Wyoming. The two get close and eventually part ways. Ennis gets married to his fiancé Alma Beers (Michelle Williams) and has 2 kids. Jack then gets tied to Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway) and bears a child. Alma gets fed up and separates his cheating husband.
The two main figures shine while Michelle Williams was likewise impressive in her role. It's really unfortunate Ledger passed away soon since he really showed a promising career here. Soundtrack was applicable and cinematography just gorgeous. Special features include the lead and supporting casts, crew, director breaking down the characters, director's style and themes of the film. Only inhibitions this critic have are the unresolved death of Jack, lack of scenes for Hathaway’s character and a suitable outcome for Ennis instead of a depressing ending. The pace and editing could have been improved since some were irrelevant to the plot. Nevertheless, Brokeback Mountain’s overall creation was superb and deserves its accolades, which are 71 awards and had an additional 52 nominations.