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Running with Scissors (2006) - Movie Details

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Drama Comedy
82 min.
Release Date
October 20, 2006 (Limited)
October 27, 2006
DVD Release Date
February 6, 2007
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82 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse

"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was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous.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... Full synopsis »

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Based roughly on a true story, Running with Scissors is hard to believe. Young Augusten Burroughs, a victim of constantly fighting and bitter parents Deirdre and Norman, is sent to live with his mother's absolutely loopy psychiatrist after the "good" doctor decides that it is the best for everyone for Deirdre to be by herself for a while. Augusten is forced against his will to leave everything he knows, even as crazy as it is, to house with a strange doctor, his distant wife, and his two very unique daughters. Full movie review »

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