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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
As the son of an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a mentally ill mother (Annette Bening), young Augusten Burroughs (Joseph Cross) faces a challenging childhood at the very least. His life takes an unexpected turn when his mother gives him to her unorthodox therapist (Brian Cox), and the boy becomes a member of the doctor's own strange, extended family.

Cast: Annette Bening , Gwyneth Paltrow , Brian Cox , Jill Clayburgh , Joseph Fiennes , Joseph Cross , Evan Rachel Wood , Alec Baldwin

Director: Ryan Murphy

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Running With Scissors (2006)

Release Date: October 27th, 2006|2 hr. min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Too much manic energy runs the movie off the rails. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A wildly erratic, often annoying but never boring endeavor. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Running With Scissors lacks the edge of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling memoir. The result is an inconsistent tragicomedy that attempts to be cut from the same darkly humorous cloth as "American Beauty," but fails. show more

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