Mysterious Skin

Film , Drama
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Mysterious Skin
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.

Release details

Rated: 18
Release date: Friday May 20 2005
Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gregg Araki
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Brady Corbet
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Elisabeth Shue
Bill Sage
Jeff Licon
Michelle Trachtenberg