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  1. Dave says:

    I too finally got around to watching Brokeback (it was part of my scintillating New Year’s Eve celebration). Your review was spot on.

    Did anyone else understand the whole fight/fireworks/Greatest American Hero bit?

  2. Peter says:

    Dave: That fireworks thing WAS odd. As was him getting his ass kicked by some random dude driving a truck.

  3. The Stormin Mormon says:

    I still haven’t seen it…

    Though topless Anne Hathaway is really hard to turn down.

  4. Eve says:

    I love actors’ aging in movies! I think it really allows the makeup artists to show their talent. I’m serious, but for some reason, that makes me laugh…

  5. Peter says:

    stormin’: I’m considering watching THE DEVIL WORE PRADA this weekend just for a Anne Hathaway fix.

    eve: I just can’t seem to forget how old the actors are in real life. There is suspension of disbelief, but for this, I’d need to take disbelief out behind the shed and work it over with a 2 X 4.

  6. Erika says:

    I went to see Brokeback Mountain at the theatre. After all, Heath and Jake – you want to see that hot and sweaty man lovin’ on the big screen. It was obvious that every man in the place was dragged there by their girlfriend/wife/massage therapist. I definately wasn’t prepared for the rough man handling. Everyone left the theatre in silence, collectively we knew we’d never use the phrase “I wish I knew how to quit you” ever again.

  7. Steph says:

    Two hot guys kissing? Oh give me some more of THAT. Not even a porno too, i can watch it out in the open and shit. Yeeeeeeehaw!!

  8. Mood Indigo says:

    I thought it was amazing. It took me two days to recover – it was just so damn SAD. I don’t know if I walked away with anything profound – but I thought the actors captured the absolute torment of “forbidden” love perfectly. And the supporting roles were incredible too – “Jen” totally GOT it. There’s a scene (i think at the end) where Heath Ledger is thinking back on it all and there’s a brief shot of him throwing his arm around Jake before he heads down the mountain. It’s one of the only moments where you can tell they’re both just happy and o.k. – it’s in such contrast to everything else. That image stands out more than anything else to me for some reason.

  9. Peter says:

    erika: For some reason, I expected the part with the “quit” line to be… bigger. Or something. I know that it was at a pivotable moment. But, I expected it to have more impact based on how often it was quoted afterwards.

    steph: Can’t take you aussies anywhere! ;)

    megan: It was definitely sad. And I should admit that, desite the fact that it overlapped the beginning of a basketball game I had been waiting for, I watched it right until the very end. I liked that it was somewhat hopeful that at the very end, he decided to take of from work to attend Kate Mara’s wedding. Especially since she was the one person he didn’t push away.

    Overall, I found the post-relationship stuff more believable than the relationship itself. Though, I suppose an argument could be made that they played the scenes together as conflicted and maybe that was why I didn’t buy it.

    And now I realize that I am making a long-assed reply in an old post and nobody will probably read this. :)

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