Running with scissors
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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After seeing a less-than-conventional psychiatrist for her problems at home, getting too many prescriptions and too much bad advice, a mother ends her marriage and sends her young son to live with the doctor and his odd family.
Running with Scissors is based on the personal memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Growing up in the 1970s young Augusten (Joseph Cross) was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous. When his parents divorced, Augustens mother sends him to live with her wildly unorthodox psychiatrist and his eccentric extended family. The story portrays an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock-therapy machine could provide entertainment.
-- United States
Divorced mothers -- United States -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- United States -- Drama.
Drugs -- Prescribing -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
Cox, Brian, 1946-
Fiennes, Joseph, 1970-
Wood, Evan Rachel, 1987-
Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Cross, Joseph, 1986-
Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-
Plan B Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Cross, Jill Clayburgh, Gwyneth Paltrow.
Director of photography, Christopher Baffa ; editor, Byron Smith ; music, James S. Levine ; costume designer, Lou Eyrich ; production designer, Richard Sherman.
Rated R; for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse.
Includes English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French language tracks, with optional English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the book "Running with scissors: a memoir" by Augusten Burroughs.
DVD release of the 2006 motion picture.
DVD; Dolby digital; Region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation.
Satellite Awards, 2006: Best Actor in a Motion Picture, comedy or Musical (Joseph Cross).
1 videodisc (ca.122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.