Monday, January 16, 2006

Gay Cowboy Movie: A Very Brief Review

Why did no one warn me that the gay cowboy movie was going to be that sad?

Ohhhhhh.

16 comments:

Betty said...

Well we did consider going to see it at the weekend but slumped into apathy and the usual "it'll be on the telly/out on DVD soon enough anyway (probably due to SAD).

Meanwhile, is the evil Blogger messing up people's templates again as your sidebar has moved right under the text (or is is just my computer)?

surly girl said...

i am going to see that soon. i can't WAIT. tell me it was gorgeous tho - i demand that it be gorgeous.

patroclus said...

Oh, I really recommend that *everyone* sees it. It's really beautifully filmed, and Jake whatsisname is just lovely, and it's so, so terribly sad.

Dave F said...

Chick flick, then. The word is that Gylenhaal is a pain.

Tabby Rabbit said...

Surly - it is gorgeous.

Don't wear any mascara when you go to see it though - I looked like Alice Cooper when I emerged...

MinCat said...

patpatpat...i shant see it then cos i cried my way through love actually and seabiscuit.

patroclus said...

I cried all the way through Love, Actually too, but not for the reasons that R. Curtis intended.

With this one you just have to accept the fact that it's going to be very sad and just go with it. It's cathartic. No, really.

Chuffy! said...

Am I alone in thinking that 'Gay Cowboy Movie' was simply an extended reference from That Girl From 'Dawson's Creek' to That Other Girl From 'Dawson's Creek' as to how the rest of her life is going to be?

Kyahgirl said...

lots of mixed reviews on this one. I heard on the news that its up for several Golden Globe awards.

LC said...

Did the gay cowboys shoot lasers out of their eyes? Huh?

patroclus said...

Laser darts of burning love, LC.

frangelita said...

Come now, surely you knew a film about gay cowboys was unlikely to have a happy ending? Am still waiting to see it, along with Gyllenhaal's other effort, war movie Jarhead. Hmm, mixed bag.

cello said...

Whoops, sorry about lack of warning. It is bleak but exquisitely so. I didn't cry, though I felt very wrung out - and quite angry.
Cried at Crash, but it's not nearly so good. Tears are not a reliable indicator of quality.

Tabby Rabbit said...

>>Tears are not a reliable indicator of quality>>

Too true.

Saying that I've cried over McDonald's adverts.

Merkin said...

I loved it. The movie that is. Very sad, but almost (not quite) ruined by the very final scene.

I saw Breakfast on Pluto yesterday - that's an excellent film. In fact, I'd say it was my favourite Irish-transvestite-1970s-terrorist movie EVER. After the Crying Game.

ScroobiousScrivener said...

Very much looking forward to the movie. Expecting floods of tears.

I hope it'll be half as good as my favourite gay cowboy book, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon. But that's funny, as well as sad.