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Brokeback Mountain Scene 28

Scene 28

Scene 28

  • Ennis has a new address—he's in a trailer.
  • A fancy car drives up to his new trailer.
  • It's his daughter Alma Jr.
  • They have some tea and a chat.
  • Alma Jr. says she and her boyfriend, Kurt, are getting married.
  • They've known each other about a year, plus she's nineteen: she can make her own choices.
  • She invites her dad to the wedding, but he says he'll be on a cattle roundup.
  • We can tell Alma Jr. thinks this is a load of bull, but she's used to her dad preferring the company of cows to his own family.
  • However, you know what? Ennis changes his little mind. He's going to cancel that to go to his daughter's wedding.
  • She beams as he pours her a celebratory drink.
  • After she drives away, Ennis realizes she forgot her sweater.
  • Um, how much did she drink? Should she be driving?
  • Ennis folds the sweater, and opens his little closet.
  • This is the perfect time to make an "in the closet" pun, if only we weren't outright sobbing at this point in the movie.
  • On the closet door hangs Jack's shirt, and a photo of Brokeback Mountain.
  • Ennis straightens the shirt and tears up, as the screen fades to black.
  • The end.
  • If you're anything like us, your eyes are red and your nose is running and you're hysterically cry-hiccupping.
  • Saddest movie ever.