You may have heard it described as the "gay cowboy movie," but that label does not begin to do justice to the heralded film Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain has captivated audiences with its haunting portrait of forbidden love. It takes place in the American West during the '60s. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, cowboys who fall in love after spending a summer herding sheep together.
The star-crossed lovers soon part ways knowing that they cannot publicly be together. They marry and have children, but over many years continue seeing each other when they can.
Not only did this groundbreaking movie take home four Golden Globes® and three Oscars®, people say Heath and Jake gave the performances of their lives.