Brokeback Mountain

Synopsis: Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ang Lee
Production: Focus Features
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 138 wins & 128 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

What's the matter with you?

There's a thousand of 'em.

I'll stick with beans. . .

Well, I won't.

Ooooeee !

Yeah !

Was gettin' tired a your

dumbass missin' !

Let's get a move on. Don't want the

'Game & Fish' to catch us with no elk.

I'm commutin' 4 hours a day.

I come in for breakfast,

I go back to the sheep. . .

Evenin' get 'em bedded down.

Come in for supper.

Go back to the sheep.

Spend half the night

checkin' for damn coyotes !

Aguirre got no right a make me do this !

You want a switch? I wouldn't

mind sleepin' out there.

That ain't the point. The point is

we both ought a be in this camp.

The goddamn pup tent

smells like cat piss or worse !

Wouldn't mind bein' out there.

Well, I'm happy to switch with you but,

I warn you, I can't cook worth a damn.

And I am pretty good with

a can opener, though. . .

Hmm, you can't be no worse than me, then.

Here ya go !

- Won't get much sleep, tell you that. . .

- Yeah? C'mon !

Shot a coyote up there.

Was a big son of a b*tch.

Balls on him size a apples.

He look like he could eat himself a camel.

You want some of this hot water?

It's all yours !

I don't rodeo much myself.

What's the point of ridin' some

piece of stock for 8 seconds?

Money's a good point !

Hmm, true enough. . .

if you don't get stomped winnin' it, huh?

Well, my ol' man. . .he's a bullrider.

Thank you.

Pretty well known, in his day. . .

Though he kept his secrets

to himself and. . .

never taught me a thing. . .

never once come to see me ride.

Your brother and sister do right by you?

They did the best they could

after my folks was gone,

considerin' they didn't leave us

nothin' but 24 dollars in a coffee can. . .

I got me a year a high school,

before the transmission

went on the pickup. . .

And then, my sis left,

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Larry McMurtry

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning 26 Academy Award nominations (10 wins). His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations (seven wins), with the other three novels in his Lonesome Dove series adapted into three more miniseries, earning eight more Emmy nominations. McMurtry and cowriter Diana Ossana adapted the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned eight Academy Award nominations with three wins, including McMurtry and Ossana for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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