Customer Review

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a shot through the heart..., January 1, 2006
I went to see Brokeback Mountain not really knowing what to expect. I had heard about it on the radio, on TV, and even in Saturday Night Live skits--and I had to see what all the buzz was about. So I picked up the short story by Annie Proulx (which was FANTASTIC) and then headed to the theater. I am so glad that I went to see this film!

Brokeback is, as everyone already knows, the story of two "gay cowboys" who fall in love one summer in Wyoming. But really, that is only the surface of what this film is truly about. At its core, Brokeback is a romance that focuses on repressed love, longing, and the struggles of relationships. For these reasons, I believe that it can be relatable to anyone, gay or straight. It is also a film about acceptance--and the pressures society places on all individuals to conform to whatever is considered "normal." These are obstacles that we all face in today's world--and this film sends a powerful message about the need to respect all people (even if they are different from ourselves).

The performances by Heath and Jake are extraordinary, the scenery is fantastic, and Gustavo Santaolalla's score is beautifully haunting. The love, pain, and desire that all of the characters feel is completely believable; I hope that this film is given major attention at Oscar time.

I would highly recommend this film, but it is certainly not for everyone. Open-mindedness is a must!!! Also, a warning: Expect to leave the theater feeling like you've been shot through the heart...and expect this film to stay with you for a very long time afterward!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item not available
Reviewer


Location: Aurora, Illinois United States

Top Reviewer Ranking: 15,828,409