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thaisquisito

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And I thought of all the grief and sadness and fucked up suffering in the world, and it made me want to escape. I wished with all my heart that we could just leave this world behind. Rise like two angels in the night and magically... disappear.
10 years ago
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xrobin87x

Just as captivating as disturbing. Good direction
10 years ago
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Priodah

Oh God this movie, .it's beautiful, disturbing and so sad at the same time....also the acting it's amazing.
10 years 7 months ago
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Wargasm

8/10, would not watch with my dad again.
7 years 7 months ago
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Rigters

An incredible but disturbing idea made this a great movie. The strong performances, mainly from Levitt, also helped very much to the quality of this movie.
9 years 6 months ago
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BadFluffy

Very disturbing yet ultimately very human movie. The performances are incredible.
10 years 3 months ago
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Joschi

Devasting and depressing.
10 years 7 months ago
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flosula

most beautiful film, everything is perfect. The subject matter is so awful, but so well done. Araki is a genius, and Joseph gordon-levitt is gorgeous in this film! I love both the film and the book.
11 years 8 months ago
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Siskoid

Two young boys are sexually abused and have very different reactions to that trauma in Mysterious Skin, one becoming a teen prostitute (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the other blocking those memories and replacing them with a UFO experience (Brady Corbet). The twin narratives only eventually intersect, but what holds the film together is a sense of the fantastical, kids having re-framed their experience into something meaningful to them, whether that's disturbingly couched in happy memories of the events, or completely transformed into an alternate one. Both are escapes, and even the audience may get lulled into that security - I mean, I doubt there is a more beautiful film about pedophilia, and the beautification operated by the children's point of view is more shocking than the rougher, tougher parts of their adult lives. The film lets the job of judging the characters and what is or is not a result of trauma to the audience. It, itself, feels absolutely honest to the characters' perspective. Director Gregg Araki gives us something here that feels wholly original and thought-provoking.
2 years 2 months ago
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Adamov10

I had to look away on some scenes.
5 years 5 months ago
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GremVendetta

This movie is brutal in its honesty, and the acting pulls it off so well.

The best scene has to be the poor bloke with AIDs who only wanted to be touched. It shows the reality of sexually transmitted diseases if you're not too careful. Really made me reflect.
6 years 2 months ago
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george4mon

this film scares me more than any horror film could!
10 years 8 months ago
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greenhorg

I was abducted by aliens as a kid, and they gave me five dollars to do something really weird spoiler
10 years 10 months ago
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FrancoInvierno

Beatiful vision of a "trauma", it's so clever.
11 years 4 months ago
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phoebejaspe

It's everything a film needs to have.
11 years 5 months ago

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