I remember seeing the movie mask when i was young, not bad really, Eric Stoltz, Cher, moving, blah blah blah...true story etc.
Here's the poop from IMDB:
A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Rusty Dennis (cher) is the mother of Rocky (eric stoltz), a seriously deformed but extremely intelligent and emotionally warm child. Rusty is a no-nonsense mother whose wild lifestyle is often at odds with her tenderness and protectiveness towards Rocky. She is determined that Rocky be given the same chances and happiness that everyone else takes for granted.
OKAY, FINE... MOVING FILM, SERIOUS SUBJECT, TRUE STORY, ONLY ONE THING MISSING?
Mask, the Musical at the Pasadena Playhouse...
“Mask” will likely satisfy an appetite for a string of heartfelt toe-tappers tied to highly emotionalized situations, though the evening rarely catches fire as a musical play.
Rocky sings his way into your heart.
Spoiler: at the end, he still dies of big face disease.
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, authors of legendary hits such as "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling," "Walking in the Rain" and "On Broadway," have written the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of the film "Mask," which will premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse on March 14.
god help us all...
if it's any consolation, this mask will always be scarier: