Monday, March 27, 2006

Brokeback Mountain


I finally watched Brokeback Mountain. I was really curious to watch it simply because of all the hype surrounding it. I still don't know whether the movie will be aired here in the UAE. The censor department or whatever they are called have not made up their minds yet, but if they do decide to show it here, then some "physical contact" and "boobies" scenes will definitely be deleted.

I liked the movie. It's not a "wow, what a wonderful, amazing" movie, but it's a good movie. The scenery is breathtaking, the score is superb, and the acting is very convincing. It must not have been an easy task for Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger to play these roles, but they were good.

The only critique I have is that I actually had a hard time understanding a lot of the dialogue. The heavy southern accent and the almost inaudible mumbling (especially from Heath Ledger...it often sounded like he was talking with cotton balls in his mouth!) made a lot of the movie difficult to understand. Maybe it was the quality of the DVD I had (and no, the English subtitle option was not available).

The most startling part of the movie was seeing Anne Hathaway, of The Princess Diaries fame, actually starring in her first non-miss-goodie-two-shoes role. She really went from one extreme to the other, with a very grown up scene with Jake Gyllenhaal's character (if you know what I mean....refer to the boobies comment above).

Overall, I would recommend this movie, if only for the stunning filmography. And although I usually hate reading a book after watching the movie, I think I'd really like to read Annie Proulx's book. That's if I can find it here.

6 comments:

sky said...

I want that DVD plz!

And yes from the previews I've seen, I could barely understand a word out of Heath's mouth.

Hmm

KingKaiser said...

This is probably infantile, but given the content of the movie, perhaps the phrase "talking with balls in his mouth" wasn't the best choice of words...

Dubai Sunshine said...

Hahahah!
Lol!

Oops...Didn't think of it. But I did specify cotton balls :)

KingKaiser said...
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KingKaiser said...

Hmm...Freud would have a lot to say about the fact that I missed the word "cotton"...

KingKaiser said...

Speaking of which, whats the deal with men holding hands, rubbing noses and generally being a little too comfortable in the UAE? I partially posted on this in my own blog, but am I allowed to express similar affection with women? Or is a heterosexual relationship off limits?