Running with Scissors

Directed By Ryan Murphy

RComedyDrama / Columbia Pictures / Oct 20, 2006 (Limited)

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was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous.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 family. Running With Scissors chronicles Augusten’s survival under the most extraordinary of circumstances.

The cast includes Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brian Cox, Evan Rachel Wood, Joseph Cross, Joseph Fiennes, Viola Davis, Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Redgrave, Kristin Chenoweth, Patrick Wilson and Olivia Wilde.