Our families will always come between us...
This highly-decorated film takes a look at homosexuality in a rural area back in the 1960s. Two cowboys take a job rounding up some sheep, and one cold night, find themselves sexually involved. They write it off as a once-off occurrence, and each settles down into happily married life. A few years later, they meet again, and find that their passions still burn. Over the years they have an annual get-together, while keeping their romance secret from their families. But the situation can not go on, and their family lives start to suffer...
132 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex)
Drama, Gay interest, Romance, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Valerie Planche
|Screenplay||Larry McMurty, Diana Ossana, from the short story by E. Annie Proulx|
|Music||Gustavo Santaolalla, Marcelo Zarvos|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Alberta Filmworks Inc., Focus Features, Good Machine, Paramount Pictures, River Road Entertainment, This Is That Productions|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | CAP Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Strong, moderate frequency|
|Nudity||Mild, infrequent, breasts in sexual context|
|Sex||Simulated anal sex, moderate complex|
|Violence||Moderate, some strong, occasional|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|The Good WeekendDerek Wilson||15|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||20|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||18|
|The StarTheresa Smith||16|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael||20|
|Box Office (USA)Kevin Courrier||8|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||13|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 81%||16|
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