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Running with Scissors (2006)

Running with Scissors

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

October 20, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Ryan Murphy

Producer

Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Murphy, Dede Gardner, Brad Grey, Matt Kennedy, Brad Pitt

Screenwriter

Augusten Burroughs, Ryan Murphy

Starring

Story


"Running With Scissors" is the hilarious and poignant feature film based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs. Growing up in the 1970's, young Augusten (Joseph Cross) was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous. When his parents divorce, Augusten's mother sends him to live with her wildly unorthodox psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox) and his eccentric extended family. "Running With Scissors" chronicles Augusten's survival under the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Written for the screen and directed by Ryan Murphy, the film stars Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Jill Clayburgh and Joseph Cross.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a messy, discursive piece of work..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..an enjoyably overwrought ode to the kid's miraculous survival of everything from parental abandonment and pedophilia to bad '70s fashion..”
by Rob Nelson [Village Voice]
“..it never involves the audience and its conclusion seems inconsequential..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]