• Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Brokeback Mountain

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2006

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years.

Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Graham Beckel

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Focus Features

Keywords: Moving , Marriage , 1980s , Love , 1970s , Forbidden love , 1960s , Wife , Emotional ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Anne Proulx's 1997 short story in the New Yorker has been masterfully expanded by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana to provide director Lee with his best movie since "Sense and Sensibility" in 1995. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Brokeback Mountain aspires to an epic sweep and achieves it, though with singular intimacy and grace.

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While Gyllenhaal has playful puppy eyes and energy, his performance as Jack is a blur of mustaches, sideburns and spurs that never achieves the weight of Ledger's. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2005)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Winner Directing