On January 22, 2008, Hollywood lost a rising star. That star was Heath Ledger. Two years later, I decided to commemorate the occasion by watching the movie that got Ledger serious recognition. That movie was Brokeback Mountain.
Ennis Del Mar (Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are hired as sheep herders in the summer of 1963. After spending weeks in the mountains, Ennis and Jack form a sordid affair. Years later, both have gotten married, Ennis to Alma (Michelle Williams) and Jack to Lureen (Anne Hathaway), and had kids. But after Jack re-enters Ennis' life, they revive their affair.
As most people remember, Brokeback Mountain lost Best Picture to Crash. And I will admit I wasn't pleased by the results for that category; it definitely should've won. But at least it won Director, Adapted Screenplay and Score. Anyway, I loved the movie, performances, story and cinematography.
My Rating: ****1/2