This movie is unforgettable, especially if you are a Brad Pitt fan. This is one of his better movies I think, along with “Meet Joe Black”, and the powerful “A River Runs Through It”. There is just something very intriguing about him when he plays characters such as these. They are all so masculine, but there is also a sensitivity and vulnerability to each one as well. No one else could have played these characters better than Brad Pitt, except for maybe the late James Dean, whom he reminds me of so much in these roles.
This is the storyline:
Set in the Rocky Mountains of Montana in the early 1900s, this is a tale of love, betrayal, and brotherhood. After being discharged, Colonel Ludlow decides to raise his three sons in the wilds of Montana, where they can grow up away from the government and society he has learned to dispise. The three brothers mature and seem to have an unbreakable bond, until Susanna enters their lives. When Samuel, the youngest of the three, returns from college he brings with him his beautiful fiance, Susanna. The eldest son, Alfred, soon finds himself in love with his brother’s fiance, and things get worse when he discovers a growing passion between Susanna and Tristan. Colonel Ludlow’s favorite son, Tristan is willful and as wild as the mountains. As the brothers set out to fight a war in Europe, suspicion and jelousy threatens to tear apart their once indestructable bond.
A wonderful movie that will stay with you, not only for the great characters and it’s story, but with it’s captivating scenery as well.