Brokeback Mountain: A Quick Review

Watched Brokeback Mountain at the cinema last night…

It was one of the most thought provoking movies I have watched in ages. It is one of those movies that linger on in your mind, while you walk out of the cinema, and even when you wake up the next morning. The type of movies that you think about the details and discover things that you never appreciated until that very moment…

If Ang Lee’s objective was to make people more aware of what gays truly go through and make us appreciate the fact that it’s not their fault – they did not choose to be this way, but they are just this way… then, he definitely succeeded. 

Well, to put it very briefly, the movie is about two gay cowboys. They met through a summer job, looking after sheep in Brokeback Mountain . They never knew they were gays till then. After that summer, they went separate ways… starting their own families – getting married and having kids. They rekindled their romance 4 years later, and continued their relationship over the next 20 years.

I will not go into too many details as I do not want to spoil it for those of you who are planning to watch it. For those of you who are thinking whether to catch it, all I can say is… it definitely deserve those 4 Golden Globe Awards.

Well, some people might find it difficult stomaching some of the intimate scenes… Jamie was trying to look anywhere but the screen at those moments. I can imagine why – it happened to me a couple of months ago, when we were on the bus home. There were two schoolgirls making out right in front of me and I was just squirming and trying to look somewhere else.

Anyway, apart from that… it’s a fantastic and thought-provoking movie! So go and catch it if you can.

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5 Comments

  1. Hi violet! Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Anyways, ever since I saw Ang Lee’s award winning “The Wedding Banquet” (have you seen it?), I’ve been a fan of his. Although I have yet to see “Brokeback Mountain” I am sure it’s a masterpiece…

    Funny thing though, while the main characters of the movie are guys, the movie is turning out to be a chic flick. With more women watching it than men. LOL!

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  2. Well if Ang Lee were to make a movie about two lesbians, I am sure the male to female turnout ratio will be roughly 99:1. Hehe …

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  3. Hiya Rudy!

    Yeah – weekend was good! 🙂 How was yours?

    Haha… are there really more women watching the show? Maybe men are just turned off by the intimate scenes. 🙂

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  4. Hey Loong,

    Good to see you here again…

    Haha… no comments! :p

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  5. Most Asian men I suppose aren’t that inclined to watch a movie about 2 guys falling in love… unless they’re dragged along by their gf’s or wives.

    That’s just my observation….

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