Running With Scissors


A look at two dysfunctional families. Our hero is a teenage boy. His mom is a wanna-be poet, his dad a distant figure. When dad gets tired of mom's weirdness and splits, mom hands her son over to her shrink, who has an even more mixed up family. The poor lad goes through numerous unpleasant coming-of-age experiences as he tries to find his way out of his predicament.

118 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Cross, Jill Clayburgh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union
Director
Ryan Murphy
ScreenplayRyan Murphy, from the memoir by Augusten Burroughs
MusicJames S. Levine
CinematographyChristopher Baffa
EditingByron Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2006
Produced byPlan B Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent, derogatory, high impact
NudityNone
SexStrongly implied, crude sexual innuendoes
ViolenceMostly emotional and psychological, high impact
PrejudiceMild in context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsWarning on mild to strong blasphemy, may disturb/offend sensitive viewers.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
10
Good Weekend
Ty Burr
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Stella Papamichael
10
Box Office
Wade Major
5
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
10
ScreenIt
8

What the People say

Internet
1328 Netizens
12

Average .. 46%

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