Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin

Directed by Gregg Araki

"The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace..." These are the words of Brian Lackey, a troubled 18-year-old, growing up in the stiflingly small town of Hutchinson, KS. Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Local Neil McCormick however, is the ultimate beautiful outsider. With a loving but promiscuous mother, Neil is wise beyond his years and curious about his developing sexuality, having found what he perceives to be love from his Little League baseball coach at a very early age. Now, 10 years later, Neil is a teenage hustler, nonchalant about the dangerous path his life is taking. Neil's pursuit of love leads him to New York City, while Brian's voyage of self discovery leads him to Neil -- who helps him to unlock the dark secrets of their past.

A teenage hustler (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible but liberating truth.

Cast: Brady Corbet, Josephe Gordon-Levitt, Elizabeth Shue

Member Reviews

if a parent, very Hard to Watch. it actually brings awareness and i will be extra careful who is around my kids. i could not sleep after watching this. i feel like finding that coach and running him over with my car.

steph111111
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4 months ago

JGL is an allstar in anything he does. This is a powerful film that I almost didn't watch, for fear it would drag on. Although it isn't face-paced, it kept my attention the whole 1.75 hours. Very impressive.

maryme
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4 months ago

Disappointing Well acted,but obvious Cliche'd ending after the long build up The least satifying,least interesting,least sexy Araki film I've seen,and I think I've seen all of them.

Guillermo3
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5 months ago

WOW! poetically eloquent and sad film. excellent performances.

c.mullen
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5 months ago

Gorgeous, disturbing and pieced together perfectly. Not for the faint of heart but definitely for viewers who enjoy movies made with a heart. Every actor carried their parts beautifully which far from an easy task. Stays with you long after credits have done rolling.

farahcarter
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2 years ago