The movie was simple. It's true that, as far as I can remember, it's the only love story with no "I love you" in the script. I guess the line "I don't know how to quit you" is a romatic enough replacement. It's the movie with the most homosexual couples I've ever seen in the audience. Not that I minded. It was quite interesting really. Ok, back to the movie. I love the direction or cinematography or whatever it is you call the strategic placement of cameras to catch picturesque angles. The sceneries were very beautiful. That plus Jake Gyllenhaal's cute mole on the upper part, near the corner of his lip. I love watching those moments! Hahaha!
Seriously, I think it's more of a lust story than a love story. But then again, I am not a homosexual so I can't see it in their point of view. I guess once the hormones rage nobody can stop it. But near the end it's probably indeed love. They were just too scared of the scorn of society that's why they still married and had kids and did all those secret "fishing trips". It was bittersweet for both Jack Twist (Jake G.) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger). I ache more for the role of Michelle Williams (Ennis's wife). I can't imagine seeing my husband and the father of my two kids torridly kissing another man! Another gorgeous man for than matter! Geez! I have had my own heartaches since I have the tendency to fall for men who turned out to be gay and I know how rotten that made me feel. I also could not believe Ang Lee directed the movie. It was good directing though and good acting too! Sometimes I just don't understand the dialogues. There's too much Western twang in it. I've heard a LOT of accents in my line of work, but I would have appreciated it if there were subtitles or something. It was also a bit slow-paced for me. I wish to see it with NO cuts and with my gay friend with me (to answer my questions and clarify some things). That would be something I can look forward to.