Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Director Gregg Araki

Writer Gregg Araki (screenplay), Scott Heim (novel)

Genre Drama

Year 2004

Actors Chase Ellison, George Webster, Rachael Nastassja Kraft, Lisa Long

IMDB : 7.7 (57,800 votes)


Description Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share.


  • cottonmouth kid 2015-12-28 23:54:37
    The actors, the soundtrack, the utter darkness of this film makes my heart hurt. In a good way. Like in a beautiful, wilting flower kind of way.
  • David Rattigan. 2015-12-16 18:57:34
    this could've been a hot homo film
  • Providence Beacon 2015-12-15 23:30:21
    actually came here because of the soundtrack.. will definitely watch this now
  • NTK GAMING 2015-12-07 20:19:14
    Love this movie I absolutely love it and the sound track it's so deep
  • adamjohnable2 2015-11-27 09:32:07
    Looks promising. I am looking forward to it.
  • Hershey Grey 2015-11-10 06:43:50
    who's here because of IU's Zeze song controversy?
  • AvengingAria 2015-10-16 22:32:41
    This film is honestly a masterpiece. It's uncomfortable to watch - but it's real. It's painful and it's beautiful.
  • Emmanuel Gomez 2015-10-09 06:34:28
    Hermosa pelicula, la veo siempre que tengo oportunidád. Es tan cruda, letál y con un mensaje esperanzadór, imposíble de olvidár. Sin contár con la presencia de Michelle Trachtemberg. Una diosa.
  • Aaron Lanier 2015-09-23 23:49:27
    Sad to see that Joseph is the only one getting all the praise. He was amazing, no doubt, but Brady Corbet gave one of the most emotional performances of all time. If I could give them a joint Oscar, I would. Two of the most emotionally haunting performances of any film I've ever seen. Brady played Brian to a T. Every tick, every line of dialogue, every scene he was in... He played Scott Heim's character absolutely perfectly. There is no one else in the entire acting world who could've done the character of Brian justice. Perfect film with perfect performances. The best adaptation of all time. The novel is slightly more perfect, but as films go, this film's pretty damn perfect, too.
  • Alex Perkins 2015-09-21 06:16:50
    Does anyone know the song at 1:16?.
  • tomhulcelover 2015-09-07 06:00:12
    my fucking jaw dropped when i saw that grubby hand on my cute little joseph omfg thats when i realized what this movie was about holy shit (first time seeing the trailer and definitely plan on seeing it)
  • L Pearson 2015-08-23 12:09:46
    I love this movie! When i tickle my fanny to old old guy
  • ana idk 2015-08-15 00:50:02
    69 dislikes
  • twistedtimeinlife 2015-08-12 10:32:57
    well wrote story that needs to be watched by all parents to open there eyes
  • Justask79 2015-08-08 23:20:50
    Its an amazing film. I try to watch it every Christmas...though its not exactly a Christmas movie. 2 boys. 2 paths. I do love his film. It actually inspired me to write a book 5 years ago. That book turned into a series of books that I still continue to this day. Yes, it is about a boy that was abused. No it is not like this and definitely not something that some perv can get off on. Its about healing from the abuse...just like this movie. SOmetimes knowing that someone went through something similar to what you went through can make you feel less alone.
  • Melissa Ngai 2015-07-23 10:42:02
    I started watching the movie but then I had to goto bed so I did the stupid move of skipping through it just to see what happens. (SPOILERS) And I saw the scene where Joseph Gordon Levitt gets raped. GAHH And I just felt so terrible for him. Like I know everything's all good in the end and it's just a movie and the movie is so powerful and amazing, but I fricking hate this movie. Its one of "those" movies where there's the worst love/hate relationship. Like I can never ever bother trying to actually watch it again. It's just not happening.
  • montgomb3 2015-07-20 05:12:47
    The trailer suck!  I never seen this movie before, but after looking at the trailer I can easily bypass it.  If anyone can tell me this movie is worth watching please let me know.
  • Jake Durant 2015-06-14 07:02:33
    Why does this seem like it was made in 1995, Also amazing movie.
  • jamie456781 2015-05-30 10:01:45
    Someone mentioned "Perks of being a Wallflower"...Oh no dont even go there. You cant compare. This was disturbing, a chilling masterpiece. It was so uncomfortable but mindblowing. Perks was overrated as hell. All I remember was the annoying music, Emma Watson's head bobbing up and down and the twist... revealed in the last minute.
  • Jean Bon 2015-05-25 19:03:23
    It's. My. Favorite. Movie.  could watch it again and again with the same emotion. Love it

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