Friday, August 10, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #418

Movie: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Plot: Two Cowboy youngsters take up to rearing sheep in the uninhabited Brokeback Hill. The isolation and monotony of their work make them beat their sexual preferences. When they part ways, the memories haunt them. They battle through their years between their married lives and the secret relationship they share!

What Works?
  • For Ang Lee, this is an unusual territory. With a more-than-deft handling of such a delicate subject, he scores gloriously!
  • The lover boys Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal need to be praised as much for their efforts as for their guts. Ledger, with an even deeper role, outshines Jake by a thin margin.
  • Gustavo Santaolalla's score and the picturesque mountains offer strength to the narration!
  • Michele Williams as Del Mar's wife plays a nice little role to pip Anne Hathaway's routine.
A delicate tale, Masterfully crafted!