We saw The Family Stone and Brokeback Mountain over the weekend. Whew, those two movies were about as unlike each other as they could possibly be. But they were both good.
I’ve always liked Carrie Bradshaw (okay, Sarah Jessica Parker) and Diane Keaton is always good. A fine pair of actresses. Luke Wilson was pretty funny, this must have been a plummy role for him. I’d rate this a 4 out of 5 stars, but it would have been better to see before Christmas. It was pretty seasonal, maybe it will become one of those Christmas classics they play over and over every year.
Brokeback Mountain was wonderful. Really fine, fine acting and directing. Heath Ledger was stunning. The subject matter was a little startling, observed by much rustling in the audience during the first hard sex scene, followed immediately by stunned silence.
It was all so utterly plausible and sensitive, a real close look into another world. A must-see movie for pretty much everybody.