Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors

R Comedy , Drama , Dark Comedy , Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Promiscuity Enabling Agoraphobia Sexuality Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal
Running time: 116 min
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations.

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After years of observing his father's alcoholism and his mother bi-polar disorder, Augusten's parents finally divorce. He lives with his ill mother while his father quits drinking and remarries. His mother, who thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame is too busy to care for him and so she delivers him as a teenager to the eccentric household of her delusional psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. For the year he lived in this eccentric environment Augusten skipped school, kept a journal, took an older male lover, and found friendship with Finch's reckless daughter and long suffering wife. When his mother finally returns for him after abandonment, he has a plan.

Director : Ryan Murphy
Cast : Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood
Writer : Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Augusten Burroughs (book)
Language : English



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