Brokeback mountain is a movie based on the short story written by Annie Proulx, a Pulitzer prize-winning author. Her story about two Wyoming ranch hands (Jack and Ennis) who fall in love, is masterfully translated to screen by extraordinary director Ang Lee.
Brokeback mountain is well-casted, beautifully acted and amazingly subtle. Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams and the entire cast provide breathtaking performances. This is a movie that stays with you for hours, days, and even weeks after you see it. Although it is popularly referred to as 'the gay cowboy movie', this picture transcends sexual orientation and has a widely universal undercurrent; one that makes it a story of love, passion, and loss.
I encourage everyone who is interested in a great love story, fine acting and breathtaking cinematography to see this film, it is more than worth it!