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Running With Scissors (2006) Movie Information

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Ryan Murphy


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





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A young boy experiences an alcoholic father, a self centered poetry reading mother, a loony psychiatrist and his family, homosexuality, a divorce, and life on his own all before the age of 15.

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Camper 07/02/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The book was great, the movie was....alright, I suppose, if you're just looking at it as a movie not based on a book. It just fell sort of flat, and I was expecting something better. Maybe the key to watching movies is to simply never expect anything....

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lpd381 12/31/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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When you compare the movie to the book it falls very short. If you take the movie just as a movie its slightly better but still has a ton of problems. The biggest being that it struggles to develop all its characters and it jumps around a whole bunch. The jumping around issue is mostly caused by the fact the movie is based on a book that is a series of essays that cover many years. The movie attempts to remedy this by just crunching them all together and having them occur over what seems like maybe a year probably less. The thing that makes the movie a little better is the acting. The cast takes a very bad script and makes it slightly better.

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goodfellamike 10/30/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A tirelessly uneven dramedy with depressing (and severely depressed) characters that are lost in a valueless script; the acting is fine, especially by Annette Bening, but I can't imagine anyone enjoying or being enriched by anything here. Final Grade: C-

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Allison 10/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie is ok. I expected it to be a lot different. I think a 19 year old played a 15 year old. And Gwyneth Paltrow was a 33 year old who I think was supposed to be around 20-22. The liberties the director took ruined the movie, but hopefully his next film is better.

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Matthew Sanchelli 09/04/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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I don't know exactly where to go with this movie....because I don't know really where it went. Don't get me wrong though, I did really enjoy the movie....I just don't know what to think. There was a lot going on where there wasn't quite a lot of story really. No real conflict/solution type of plot going on. But where it lacked in "closure" made up for with GREAT characters. Each character was different and had their own quirks and it made for a very off-the-wall movie with interesting people played by very capable actors. A recommendations with you want to see just how many different type of characters can actually exist in a movie and compliment each other very very well.

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Alex 03/06/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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With a dash of good music and some dark comedy moments, this one is not too bad. The subject matter was interesting and true, but it fell a little short on plot points, direction and climaxes. If you like drug movies, this is for you.

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