Running With Scissors (2006)
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as Deirdre Burroughs
as Dr. Finch
as Norman Burroughs
as Neil Bookman
as Natalie Finch
as Augusten Burroughs
as Agnes Finch
as Hope Finch
as Michael Shephard
as Fern Stewart
as Six-Year-Old Augusten Burroughs
as Christy (1978 Poetry Club)
as Restaurant Manager
as Restaurant Waitress
as Officer Button
as Cocktail Waitress
as Audience Member
as Deirdre Obsessed Fan
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In the real world, mental illness is a serious problem. In this film, it gives everyone a license to run around like characters in a Lewis Carroll story -- all of it set to predictable pop hits from the 1970s.
As dysfunctional family movies go, this is one skip. It doesn't just run with the scissors, it falls on them.
Running with Scissors looks great, and works fine when Bening is on screen; otherwise, it's off-balance, teetering where it should hold steady.
If the book was deadpan, the movie is more -- or less -- dead.
This is an Igby Goes Down without the laughs, a morbid miscalculation of The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou size.
The film trips over its willy-nilly story line and falls on its own blade.
Audience Reviews for Running With Scissors
Cast: Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Clayburgh, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Redgrave, Kristin Chenoweth, Colleen Camp, Patrick Wilson Director: Ryan Murphy Summary: When Deirdre Burroughs (Annette Bening) impulsively decides that her adolescent son Augusten (Joseph Cross) should be raised by her unconventional psychiatrist (Brian Cox), her choice to give him away changes the course of his life forever. My Thoughts: "Haven't read the book (although I want to) so I am not sure if its the same in writing as it is on screen. It's such a crazy movie.. A good kind of crazy. I had wanted to see this movie for quite some time now, and I am glad I finally got the chance to. It was such a great movie. All the characters are all insane but sane at the same time. The Dr. was my favorite. The lines he gave had me laughing. If you haven't seen it I recommend you do."
30/07/2010 (TELEVISION) This puts the "Drama" in "Dramatic" and makes it seem poetic. A very intense story with some major issues that weigh a ton, in madness. It started off seemingly normal and interesting but as the story unfolds it takes a very shocking turn with crazy characters and a fiery story that burns with insanity, but still managing to maintain my interest. Not my kind of flick but it's a nice change from my usual taste. A very hardcore drama indeed but a good check for those who are into "True Stories".
Very Strange! Joseph Cross has done better work in Jack Frost! What the hell was this?
Running With Scissors Quotes
|Augusten Burroughs:||I want rules... and boundaries... because... what I've learned is that... without them... all life is... is a series of surprises.|
|Dr. Finch:||You can't come in here, this is my mastabatorium!|
|Augusten Burroughs:||According to Hope, Freud died of kitty leukemia. According to me, Freud died of being trapped in a laundry basket for four days without food or water.|