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Running With Scissors

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About Running With Scissors

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.

Co-Producer

Augusten Burroughs, Bonnie Weiss

Screenplay

Ryan Murphy

Based on a Work by

Augusten Burroughs

Executive Producer

Steven Samuels

Producer

Brad Pitt, Ryan Murphy, Brad Grey, Dede Gardner

Director

Ryan Murphy

Actor

Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Jill Clayburgh, Brian Cox, Joseph Cross, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood