- 2 hr 14 min
Brokeback Mountain is a western film with a unique romantic theme. It was released in 2005. Ennis and Jack are two cowboys who are hired to bring a herd of sheep across Wyoming. One night, Jack gets drunk and makes a pass at Ennis. Ennis is initially resistant but he then has sex with Jack. The next day, Ennis tells Jack that it was just a one time thing and it doesn’t mean anything. However, the two men then begin to form a sexual relationship. Jack and Ennis end their relationship when they are done herding the sheep. Each of them meets a woman and marries her. Four years pass and then Jack decides to visit Ennis. The two men kiss and are seen by Ennis’ wife although they do not realize that. Jack begs Ennis to start a real relationship with him and to buy a ranch together but Ennis refuses. He does not want to leave his family and he does not want to be caught and killed for engaging in homosexual behavior. Ennis and his wife eventually divorce. Jack drives to Ennis and tries to persuade him again to live with him. Ennis refuses because he does not want to leave his children. Jack begins hiring male prostitutes to satisfy his urges. Jack and his wife also meet and befriend another couple and Jack begins an affair with the male part of that couple. Jack and Ennis go on a fishing trip together. When it ends, Jack tries to plan another time for the men to meet and Ennis refuses. The two men argue but then end up locked in an embrace. After awhile, Ennis sends a postcard to Jack. The postcard comes back saying Jack is dead. Ennis heads to Jack’s home and offers to take Jack’s ashes and scatter them on Brokeback Mountain. Jack’s father refuses and says Jack is to be buried in the family plot. Ennis is devastated by Jack’s death. He finds an old shirt of his in Jack’s belongings and takes them home with him. When his daughter gets engaged, Ennis makes sure she loves her fiancée. The film ends with Ennis apologizing to Jack and swearing to never make the same mistake again. Brokeback Mountain was considered a controversial film when it was released.