I finally had the chance to see Brokeback Mountain last night. The movie is phenomenal. Having read the story and followed all the hype about this film, it was wonderful to have the opportunity to experience it personally... and what an experience it was. I liked everything about the film, but Heath Ledger was absolutely incredible. His performance was overwhelming. So much has already been written and posted about the movie, so I will just say that it was powerful and important. To me, that is the highest compliment I can offer to a movie.
And the original short story is posted on the web: