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lilybelle
11-11-2006, 03:34 AM
Who all has watched it. I finally got my DH to watch it tonite with the kids gone. The stipulation was that I can't tell anyone he watched it. LOL, so I'm telling you all. Did anyone get their SO to watch it?


RRVMMM
11-11-2006, 07:52 AM
My hubby says NO NO NO we are not watching that

techwife
11-11-2006, 07:58 AM
Its not that I have a problem with gay people or the gay community at all. Some of my favorite people are gay. But to watch a movie that, I think, is about two perfectly good looking guys 'go to the other side' is more than I can bear. :faint:


EZMONEY
11-11-2006, 11:05 AM
SO LILYBELLE, LOOKS LIKE WE'LL BE GOING NATION WIDE WITH THIS LITTLE :blah: SECRET ;)

ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE MOVIE IS :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:

melekalikimaka
11-11-2006, 11:17 AM
No way in heck will my DH watch it. I went to the theater with 3 of my sisters. Even if I ordered it thru Netflix and we could watch it in the privacy of our own home he'd probably clear out :lol:. Oh well, I guess that's better than him wanting to watch it over and over again, right??

So Lilybelle, what did your DH think about the movie?

Michelle
11-11-2006, 12:17 PM
I haven't seen this movie yet, and don't know for sure if I will, but I have heard a lot of good about it.:p

jillybean720
11-11-2006, 12:50 PM
I watched it with my boyfriend. We got it through Netflix. There really is nothing wrong with a man watching a movie that involves gay men--it's just like any other R-rated movie with sex scenes--it's not like they're watching gay porn :dizzy:

But honestly, overall, I found the movie pretty boring. I don't think the movie (mor the actors) deserved ANY award nominations, but apparently, plying the role of a homosexual is now akin to playing the role of a ******ed person (they always get nominated for awards, too, even if they don't necessarily do a fabulous job). The only reason I watched Brokeback was that it had received so much talk at the awards that I figured it might be good...but I was disappointed (not by the gay scenes, but by the whole story and just the general feel of the movie...zzzzzzz...). Oh, and I know Jeff watched it for the same reasons as me, not because he particularly cared to see the gay sex scenes :dizzy:

lilybelle
11-11-2006, 01:15 PM
My hubby said that he liked the story line but thought the movie was
too slow and drawn out and a little boring. Personally, I liked the movie and the story line. He felt the main actors are the only reason the movie was such a hit and that it didn't deserve any special awards.

Linds81
11-11-2006, 04:31 PM
I watched it with my fh... I dragged him to the theatre to see it. My movie choice. He liked it, I liked it. Hey... it's a movie, it's entertaining!

liz321
11-11-2006, 04:44 PM
My husband saw it...I didn't....one of those movies I just haven't got around to seeing yet.....not sure why it would be so unusual for a man to watch it.....maybe I am missing something....my husband found it long and tragic...I will have to ask him again....it has been awhile since he saw it.

Liz

buckettgirl
11-11-2006, 04:59 PM
I thought it was a great movie; very heartbreaking... I watched it by myself, while my husband played games on the computer. He caught about the last 20 minutes or so and implied that it was good and that he should have watched it from the beginning. :dizzy:

WeighToGo
11-11-2006, 05:58 PM
I thought it was just so-so-not nearly as good as all the hype indicated.

markieposter
11-11-2006, 06:05 PM
My DH and I saw it in the theater, then bought it to have in our library at home. We thought it was a tragic love story with wonderful acting. I loved the scenery (great travelogue for that part of Canada.) We had watched "Six Feet Under" on HBO, so the risque scenes in "Brokeback Mountain" did not shock us at all (they are not explicit,like sex scenes in a hetero picture!) I thought it was a great movie, so did my DH.

Mummy_Tummy
11-12-2006, 04:08 AM
My husbandand and I both thought it was beautiful, powerful and very moving. I loved that it was not overly sentimental because then the violence near the end is so much more shocking. Not that they even overplayed the violence (another bonus). I just find it heartbreaking that two people who loved each other and wanted only to settle down quietly together were forced to live a lie.

Hale_Mary
11-12-2006, 07:52 AM
My husband and I watched this awhile ago and thought it was very good, very moving. I'm not sure it lived up to the hype, but I suppose I don't find a movie about 2 gay men such a big deal.

There is actually more female nudity in this film than there is of men. The movie itself isn't about sex, but simply two people who loved each other and couldn't be together.

lilybelle
11-12-2006, 03:11 PM
I love to collect movies and I thought it was worth buying . So, I bought it. I thought it was sad. It would be horrible to love someone so deeply and not be able to be with that person because of what society deems as "normal".

famograham
11-12-2006, 05:03 PM
Couldn't agree more.
I loved it, watched it alone.

It was no different for me than any other love story, about two people who desperately wanted to be together..but couldn't.

I really wanted a happy ending for them, to be together and in peace. It totally made me cry, which is high on my checklist for a good movie :lol:

Linda

lilybelle
11-12-2006, 05:33 PM
It made me cry too.

lizziness
11-12-2006, 05:48 PM
I wanted to love this movie. I had no problem with the sex, I thought it was done tastefully, and Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite people... the performance was fine, I just was disappointed in general with the time line and the story. I think that it was too hyped for one thing. I just didn't find their love to be believable. I guess they passed over the part where they fell in love, and just all of a sudden they were in love. I hate when movies do that, we're just supposed to believe that people just instantly and magically fall in love and that just doesn't do it for me.

LLV
11-12-2006, 07:22 PM
I thought it was beautiful.

katydid1972
11-13-2006, 02:16 AM
I found this to be a heartbreakingly tragic story, and I cried very, very hard.

I might come at this from a different perspective from some, as I am bisexual and had several long term relationships with women before I wound up with my husband. Even today the pressure from society is horrible, and my girlfriends were always just my "friends" to my parents, often to my work colleagues, etc. I can't imagine if, when I met my husband, we would have had to hide our love and not be together publicly. I felt the emotions in this film very deeply, obviously.

I'll agree that parts of the movie were drier than others, but overall I absolutely loved the movie.

maegdaeien
11-15-2006, 08:57 PM
I really didn't like this movie.

I thought the romance was totally unbelievable-- they go from just friends one moment to gettin' it on the next and at no point do you get the impression of them falling in love. I think the movie as a whole was very homophobic, accentuating their promiscuity and lack of commitment (long-standing and hurtful stereotypes of gay men) and all in all saying that their love was bad and shameful. I just can't get behind that.

Furthermore, the pace was so slow that I was incredibly bored the entire time. "There are these cowboys, and they're gay" is not a plot, it's an element, and there actually does need to be a story too, people!

2frustrated
11-16-2006, 09:57 AM
Me and my DH went and saw it at the cinema and we both really liked it.

Irishowl
11-18-2006, 06:50 PM
My partner and I bought the movie and watched it at home. I'm very suprised she was willing to watch it. We both thought it was good but the sex did shock us. There was no romance, no build up. We both thought it could have been better in that sense. I told her that it would like she came up to me, grabbed my ears, wrestled me to the ground and went at it. :o But, being a lesbian couple it is nice to see a "main stream" movie about a gay couple and to see them portrayed in a way other than the stereotypical way that most people view gay men.


Shannon