Mysterious Skin

I have to admit that if I first didn’t stumble on that movie on IMDb I wound have not even know about it. It is almost 2 am and I just took the DVD out of my computer. Have to admit that this is one of the most brilliant films I have ever watched.
The movie shows the growth of two boys – in parallel – they both were abused as kids from they Baseball coach and are striving to find a way to cope with the past. Whatever happened back then seems to be shaping their personality – but in a different way. When I think about it – it is only natural that people are different and, being so they perceive different events and situation in their own unique way.
Mysterious skin – you may wonder why they picked such a name for that movie, but I am sure that by the time the last credits roll you will have some idea. What would be the life of the boys, if things happened differently? That is the question you have to answer for yourself.
There are quite a few sex scenes, which I didn’t like much – probably because the lust was overwhelming, and the money played their role. I guess it is just me, being romantic as usual – but these scenes just didn’t seem right to me. Then again – without them the movie wouldn’t be the same.
The acting in this movie was terrific, I almost felt like I can sense the feeling of the actors. Watch this movie and remember that what happened in the past may leave its traces for many years to come…

I wrote this review back in 2005, but since yesterday I watched the movie again – decided to post it now

Check out my review of End of the Spear – starring Chase Ellison

1 COMMENT

  1. I have watched this several times now. It is a really great movie. It deals with child molestation and the lingering effects it has on the abused children. Most people do not realise that once a child is abused or molested the effects just don’t go away, they are with that child for the rest of their lives. This is not a film for little kids to see. It contains some graphic sexual situations.

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