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Mysterious Skin

8 Ratings: 3.8
A movie directed by Gregg Araki

In MYSTERIOUS SKIN, an unlikely director takes on an even more unlikely lead actor and crafts a deeply felt coming-of-age tale that pulsates with the scalding beauty of tragedy. The director, Gregg Araki, whose over-the-top gay melodramas have been … see full wiki

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Director: Gregg Araki
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 30 March 2005 (France)
4 reviews about Mysterious Skin
review by . January 10, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Acting, storyline, general look and feel      Cons: Sexual content will be very disturbing for many      The Bottom Line: This is my second stab at this film. Mysterious Skin is a difficult movie to sum up. I recommend reading reviews here and elsewhere before deciding.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      Below, I have included my original review from over …
review by . January 15, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
"MYSTERIOUS SKIN"    Just Not Sure      Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    "Mysterious Skin" (Strand Releasing) is not one of those films that you will likely forget about. It is a deep and profound film with a lot to think about. It is exactly what movies are about--transporting to somewhere we do not know and introducing us to it. I am not sure that I would want to be introduced to what "Mysterious Skin" had to show us but I am …
review by . February 28, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Fine performances by 2 young actors, strong story that needs to be told     Cons: Very difficult scenes of abuse     The Bottom Line: Mysterious Skin leaves the reader hating the world, loving humanity, and most importantly, with a renewed faith in the strength and resolve of the human spirit.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Everyone responds to traumatic events in different ways. Sometimes …
review by . November 01, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
MYSTERIOUS SKIN is a brilliant film made with tremendous courage and skill by the justly venerated Gregg Araki. His screen adaptation of Scott Heim's fine book is tough, insightful, balanced, challenging, and wholly successful. Few other directors, except possibly Gus van Sant and the Stephen M. Ryder/  Michael Cuesta team ('L.I.E'), would be brave enough to make a motion picture that presents a story that includes pedophilia and there find a moving study of developing sexuality in youngsters …
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