• Running With Scissors (2006)

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Running With Scissors

Release Date: October 20th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2007

R |2 hr 0 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

Production Co: Plan B Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Mother, 1970s, Family, Office, Daughter, Amusing, Dark, Father, Growing up, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    A reasonable facsimile of a perversely funny book whose odd characters are given life by a terrific cast. show more

  • 60
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Too outlandish to be fully convincing, this adaptation of the best-selling memoir sacrifices subtlety for broad laughs. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    While Murphy never manages to make this crazy quilt dramatically credible, he does hit the mark for laughs and has written some juicy scenes for his excellent cast. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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