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Running with Scissors

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Original title
Running with Scissors
Running time
126 min.
United States United States
Ryan Murphy (Book: Augusten Burroughs)
James S. Levine
Christopher Baffa
Producer: Brad Pitt. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Comedy. Drama | 1970s. Comedy-Drama. Gay & Lesbian. Literature. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the hilarious and poignant feature film based on the personal memoir by 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was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous.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.
2006: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Young Actor (Joseph Cross)
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