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Running with Scissors (2006)  link to Running with Scissors on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 272

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IMDb Rating:
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6.2/10 (20150 votes)

Country: USA, 2h 02min

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Director(s): Ryan Murphy

Cast: Annette Bening (as Deirdre Burroughs), Brian Cox (as Dr. Finch), Joseph Fiennes (as Neil Bookman), Evan Rachel Wood (as Natalie Finch), Alec Baldwin (as Norman Burroughs)

Medium: Original DVD,

Storyline: The story of how a boy was abandoned by his mother and how he, later, abandoned her. The year he'll be 14, the parents of Augusten Burroughs (1965- ) divorce, and his mother, who thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame, delivers him to the eccentric household of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. During that year, Augusten avoids school, keeps a journal, and practices cosmetology. His mother's mental illness worsens, he takes an older lover, he finds friendship with Finch's younger daughter, and he's the occasional recipient of gifts from an unlikely benefactor. Can he survive to come of age?

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1