Running with Scissors

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2006
  • Running time: 116 min
Based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is a wickedly funny, brave and moving tale of surviving a most unusual childhood. Augusten's (Joseph Cross) mother (Annette Bening) is a deluded aspiring post with bipolar... read more
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Based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is a wickedly funny, brave and moving tale of surviving a most unusual childhood. Augusten's (Joseph Cross) mother (Annette Bening) is a deluded aspiring post with bipolar disorder whose marriage to his dad (Alec Baldwin) is in ruins. Soon, she is seeing a very eccentric therapist named Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), while Augusten is left in the care of Finch's wacky family, including his tightly-wound daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow). Abandoned by his parents and adopted by the Finches, he finds a kindred spirit in youngest daughter Natalie (Evan Rachel Wood) and motherly support from Finch's long suffering wife Agnes (Jill Clayburgh). Constantly recording the events of his life in his journals as a way to cope, Augusten finds himself avoiding school, learning about love from an older man (Joseph Fiennes), and making big decisions at the tender age of fifteen.

Original Release

10/20/2006

US Release

10/20/2006

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Cast

Alec Baldwin Norman Burroughs
Annette Bening Deirdre Burroughs
Brian Cox Dr. Finch
Jill Clayburgh Agnes Finch
Joseph Cross Augusten Burroughs
Evan Rachel Wood Natalie Finch
Joseph Fiennes Neil Bookman
Gwyneth Paltrow Hope Finch
Gabrielle Union Dorothy
Patrick Wilson Michael Shephard
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ryan Murphy

Writers

Ryan Murphy, Augusten Burroughs

Cast

Alec Baldwin Norman Burroughs
Annette Bening Deirdre Burroughs
Brian Cox Dr. Finch
Jill Clayburgh Agnes Finch
Joseph Cross Augusten Burroughs
Evan Rachel Wood Natalie Finch
Joseph Fiennes Neil Bookman
Gwyneth Paltrow Hope Finch
Gabrielle Union Dorothy
Patrick Wilson Michael Shephard
Kristin Chenoweth Fern Stewart
Dagmara Dominczyk Suzanne
Colleen Camp Joan
Jack Kaeding Six-Year-Old Augusten Burroughs
Gabriel Guedj Poo
Omid Abtahi Restaurant Manager
Nancy Cassaro Christy - 1978 Poetry Club
Julie Remala Restaurant Waitress
Will Carter Officer Button
Bonnie Weis Cocktail Waitress

Producers

Steve Samuels Executive Producer
Brad Pitt Producer
Ryan Murphy Producer
Brad Grey Producer
Augusten Burroughs Producer
Bonnie Weis Producer
Dede Gardner Producer

Editors

Byron Smith

2007 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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