Running with Scissors

The story of how a boy was abandoned by his mother and how he, later, abandoned her. The year he’ll be 14, the parents of Augusten Burroughs (1965- ) divorce, and his mother, who thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame, delivers him to the eccentric household of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. During that year, Augusten avoids school, keeps a journal, and practices cosmetology. His mother’s mental illness worsens, he takes an older lover, he finds friendship with Finch’s younger daughter, and he’s the occasional recipient of gifts from an unlikely benefactor. Can he survive to come of age?

Running with Scissors

Title: Running with Scissors

Release Date: 2006

Genres: Comedy, Drama

    Directors: Murphy, Ryan


  • Bening, Annette as Deirdre Burroughs
  • Cox, Brian as Dr. Finch
  • Fiennes, Joseph as Neil Bookman
  • Wood, Evan Rachel as Natalie Finch
  • Baldwin, Alec as Norman Burroughs
  • Cross, Joseph as Augusten Burroughs
  • Clayburgh, Jill as Agnes Finch
  • Paltrow, Gwyneth as Hope Finch
  • Union, Gabrielle as Dorothy
  • Wilson, Patrick as Michael Shephard
  • Chenoweth, Kristin as Fern Stewart
  • Dominczyk, Dagmara as Suzanne
  • Camp, Colleen as Joan
  • Kaeding, Jack as Six-Year-Old Augusten Burroughs
  • Guedj, Gabriel as Poo

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