Last night I saw the movie God’s Own Country. Comparisons with Brokeback Mountain are obvious but too easy and not fair. Johnny is the main character who is a very troubled, angry young man. Soon enough Gheorghe comes into his life and shakes him up a bit.
I’m not going to give any spoilers but I will highly recommend the movie. What I will say is that it doesn’t have the same tragic ending that Brokeback did. It’s a movie with tenderness, sadness, anger and love all handled beautifully by the lead actors and director. Visually it’s bleak but beautiful.
It feels like a very real and raw portrayal of someone dealing with his sexuality in the bleak farming communities of Yorkshire in the UK. It’s no Disney movie that’s for sure but I loved it.