“I thought you’d enjoy what I consider to be the ultimate proof that Brokeback Mountain is a crossover hit,” Toronto Star critic Peter Howell wrote today. “This afternoon, my 16 year-old son Jake and his same-age pal Connell went off to see BBM at the local bijou. They were curious about all the hoopla. Jake saw it as No. 2 on my Top Ten list, right after A History of Violence, and he wanted to check it out. (Although he didn’t show a similar interest in the Cronenberg.) These two guys normally won’t see anything that doesn’t involve an explosion, a laser beam or someone slipping on a banana peel. If BBM can grab their attention, it’s definitely exerting some weird pull on the masses.”