What a fantastic film this is. I wasn’t too sure of the plotline going into the film, aside from hearing that it involved gay cowboys but essentially it’s a love story. The two central performances make the film and although I would have been hesitant about Heath Ledger’s acting skills, this is the performance of his career. It keeps your attention throughout by illustrating the relationships between the two principal characters and how their feelings for each other are complicated by circumstance and timing. One thing I was suprised about was the amount of people leaving during the film. I’ve seen this before but there were maybe 10-15 people and that’s a lot when you’re trying to concentrate on a film. I wonder was it through being uncomfortable with the subject matter or that they thought the film was slow. Either way, they missed out on an impressive piece of cinema.