In director Ang Lee’s moving adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story, cowboys Ennis (Ledger) and Jack (Gyllenhaal) are taken on as hands at a Wyoming ranch. Sent to a remote outpost, they form a friendship that develops into a deep love. But summer ends and they fade back into the lives they’re expected to lead: finding wives, raising families. Years later, they meet again. Lee lassos the underlying romantic homo-tendencies of numerous Westerns and yanks ‘em to the forefront, with openly gay love scenes between the leads.