Mysterious Skin (18)

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Time Out says

A compelling story marred somewhat by uneven storytelling, Araki leads us through the early lives of two Kansas boys, Brian (Brady Corbet) and Neil (Joseph Gordon Levitt), from their experiences as eight-year-old schoolchildren through to their late teenage years when, finally, they both come to terms with defining events in their early lives. For Neil, who has become a self-destructive rent boy, that event is serious sexual abuse at the hands of his baseball coach (Bill Sage). Although Araki struggles to find a consistent tone, his film remains powerful and unnerving.
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18

UK release:

Fri May 20, 2005

Duration:

99 mins

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Leif Moestue

This is the best film I've ever seen. It is disturbing, even harrowing, but still utterly brilliant.

Leif Moestue

This is the best film I've ever seen. It is disturbing, even harrowing, but still utterly brilliant.

Jackie L. Vester

My sister who is a school teacher begged me to get this film. I had many problem's finding it but I finally tracked it down. I'm so glad that I did. This is probably one of the best most beautifully done film's I have ever seen. The acting was top notch on every level. I was shocked to find out that Brady Corbet who played the older Brian was only 15 years old at the time that he filmed this. I sat there in wonder trying to understand where this child got the pain that he showed on the screen. I cried like a little girl at the ending where Neal told Brian the awful truth of what happened to him at the hand's of his coach. I strongly reccomend anyone to get this fim anyway you can. After renting it I went to ebay and bought. It was probably the best most well spent $20.00 I have ever spent. If you have children and even if you don't, Please watch this movie.

Jackie L. Vester

My sister who is a school teacher begged me to get this film. I had many problem's finding it but I finally tracked it down. I'm so glad that I did. This is probably one of the best most beautifully done film's I have ever seen. The acting was top notch on every level. I was shocked to find out that Brady Corbet who played the older Brian was only 15 years old at the time that he filmed this. I sat there in wonder trying to understand where this child got the pain that he showed on the screen. I cried like a little girl at the ending where Neal told Brian the awful truth of what happened to him at the hand's of his coach. I strongly reccomend anyone to get this fim anyway you can. After renting it I went to ebay and bought. It was probably the best most well spent $20.00 I have ever spent. If you have children and even if you don't, Please watch this movie.