Brokeback Mountain Reviews
It works on a mild score like a musical theatre filled with drama, cheat and decisive that sets up these two flawed yet loved lead characters projected by the master Ang Lee.
But perhaps I'm being unfair in comparing all the other actors to Heath Ledger. I was only familiar with Ledger from his lightweight movies so I had no expectations from him going into this film. My mind was totally blown away by his performance. His acting was so beautiful and natural. For instance at the end of the film he's playing a man old enough to have a teenage daughter. In any other Hollywood movie they would have slapped a grey wig on him and painted some wrinkles on his face. Here he just ACTED old and I totally bought it.
If I had to recommend this film to anyone it would be solely for Heath Ledger's performance. This is the role he should have gotten an Academy Award for, not The Dark Knight.
(Full review TBD)