the worst film i think that i have ever seen
Eugene from Kerry, 23 Jul 2007
this has to be one of the worst films that i have ever seen. the plot is tedious, monotonous, overly long and most of all uninteresting. nothing really happens in this film for twenty bloody years. this film represents the one and only time that i got so bored with it that i actually fell asleep while trying to keep interested in it. girls seem to like it, they love the "story". this film is about two blokes who go into the mountains every year to kiss and cuddle, that's it. avoid at all costs.
Forget the hype, view with an open mind.
Karen from Donegal, 10 Apr 2007
A nice twist on the whole 'forbidden love' angle is almost ruined due to the lack of pace in this 21st century cowboy movie.
However, it was nice to see the old gay theme being addressed without the usual campness and silly inuendoes.
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall are eminently watchable and the cinematography is great.
Once you get past the hype you will find a beautifully crafted movie thats just a wee bit too long and drawn out, but well worth a watching.
Robert from Kildare, 20 Aug 2007
An excellent insight into the crisis of consience that was to destroy two young men's lives in the backward and repressed 60's southern America!Some very strong and brave acting by the two leading actors. Overall a very enjoyable and poignant movie. Well worth renting if you are interested in a thought provoking and transparent insight into the two main characters torment in their world of surpressed feelings. Rent it today!
poignant and thought provoking
maurice from Waterford, 22 Feb 2009
Sad tale of forbidden love between two cowboys in outback Southern America in the 60s. The tension, awkwardness and unspoken chemistry that envelops over the years between these two men is the strength of the movie as are the great scenic shots. Heath is beautiful and sadly at his best ever. Despite the length and slow pace i found the movie thought provoking and it left a lasting impression. maurice's wife.
Beautiful story about love and intolerance
Lynne from Dublin, 19 Aug 2010
This movie was robbed of the Oscar for Best Picture! tells the sad story of a relationship that cannot exist because of societal stigma and intolerance. makes the point that homosexuality is not limited to "certain types of people", that anyone can be homosexual, even cowboys who are thought of as "rugged and masculine". set amidst the beautiful Northern American backdrop