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Plot, Details & Awards

Running With Scissors

Rated R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse.

R In Theaters 10/20/2006 , 121min.
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Plot & Details

Screen newcomer Joseph Cross portrays Augusten Burroughs in director Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of author Burroughs' best-selling personal memoir of the same name. A child of the 1970s whose alcoholic father, Norman (Alec Baldwin), and delusional, unpublished poet mother, Deirdre (Annette Bening), serve as the dictionary definition of the word "dysfunctional," Augusten is sent by his mother to live with her eccentric psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), when his disagreeable parents ultimately decide to terminate their turbulent marriage. Suddenly thrust into an environment that is as unfamiliar as it is unpredictable, young Augusten forms a curious relationship with the doctor's two whimsical daughters while learning to adapt and survive under even the most unusual of circumstances.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Annette Bening Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) Alec Baldwin Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actor Joseph Cross Nominated

Satellite Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Joseph Cross Won
2006 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Annette Bening Nominated

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