Rough Sex And Rodeos

By | May 5, 2009

Cow GirlDespite the buzz surrounding the film Broke Back Mountain we’d managed not to watch it until last night. Now that state of affairs has changed I can sum the film up in one phrase “That’s two hours of my life that I will not be getting back.”

It’s awfully sad too, because Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal acted their little socks off, portrayed a relationship with an interesting start and then spent the rest of the film propping up a film with no real script (well, Ok maybe 15 minutes worth of directionless dialog spread over 2 hours) and no drama or tension.

The third star of the film was the scenery, breathtaking and well-filmed.

I didn’t go on a journey when I watched the film, emotionally, intellectually or spiritually. I know that guys have sex, that some get married because they don’t know they’re gay or to cover up their homosexuality. I know that some of them have kids and that some spend their entire lives living a lie. But I knew all that before the film started rolling.

There are three good things about the film, Heath, Jake and the mountains, but aside from that what was the bloody fuss about?