[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Running with Scissors
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Running with Scissors has become one of my favorite movies.
It's characters are as colorful as a box of crayola crayons and twice as fun.
The story is heartbreaking as well as heart warming.All set to a fantastic Seventies Soundtrack.
It's hard to pick out a Stand out because They're all so wonderful.
Although In my opinion Evan Rachel Wood and Jill Clayburgh were the most effective in their roles. Jill Clayburgh could have overplayed her role but she didn't she was subtle yet very effective as the neglected eccentric housewife Agnes.Wood is always a delight to watch,no exception here.
Joseph Fiennes also gives a wonderful performance as the schizophrenic homosexual "Neil Bookman" who although a tortured soul shows a…
Running with Scissors is a mess. There's really no other way to say it.
Filled with great performances and a couple of terrific scenes, but it's all pointless when all they do is wander about on the screen, feeling sorry for themselves, getting depressed, suffering from mental illness and almost kill people (including themselves). That's only half the problem though; the most glaring mistake here is the tone. You're never sure whether you're supposed to laugh at things like Dr. Finch interpreting a turd as a sign from god, or be sad because of how pathetic a human being he is and how this is just another mistake in a life full of them.
Things like this hurt the film,…
Tonally unbalanced with no real narrative structure, Running with Scissors has some great scenes and performances that are lost in an overall bland film.
This arty quirky dramedy is not completely bad, but it is around 85% bad. You have a solid cast in Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow, and an amazing performance from Joseph Fiennes, who was so good I couldn't believe it was him until halfway through the film, his accent was flawless. But none of these guys stopped this from being a heinous waste of two hours.
The film tries to be TOO quirky. ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, JUNEBUG, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, they all balanced the quirky with the drama quite nicely. Even something like THE STATION AGENT. This film tries to be like all of those, with the baggage of mental health themes, but just irritates from being too self-conscious and rarely grounded.
Interesting auto-biographical film about a young gay man and his constant struggles for a sane life against his mother's artistic, insane, pill-driven ego.
With unclear goals and unlikable characters, Running With Scissors is a great example of a film that thinks that it's so much better than it actually is
The only thing Ryan Murphy hasn't completely fucked up, but this is like a knock off of a Wes Anderson film and Annette Bening deserves better... I can't believe my trashy ass still loves this movie though
I think i'm sick of Ryan Murphy's work. It's a constant disappointment. He comes up with compelling concepts and brings in fairly good actors, but never pulls through in the end.
The flow of this film is very disjointed. Each scene carries a different tone than the one before. Then again maybe that is fitting given the theme of the story. There are a few good scenes sprinkled in here and there, but overall the film fell flat for me.
I kinda regret the $2 I spent to buy it; It's not really something I would watch again. 4/10: should have just downloaded it illegally.
All I remember is laughing out loud in the theater. Now that I own it, must re-watch.
Uneven adaptation of Augusten Burroughs's memoir of family dysfunction is interesting for some good performances and strong art direction but ultimately too undecided in its tone to leave much of an impression.
Strange movie about a bizarre childhood. Great cast and 70's soundtrack. But the film is kinda lacking.
Okay I question a lot here.
The directing is good and the acting is top notch but there is definitely something missing here in this movie. I know this is made from a memoir and I wasn't present in Augusten Burroughs life so I don't know if most of, if not all, of this did indeed happen but some of it just doesn't feel like anyone, no matter how screwed up their family is, would actually go through.
I don't think I've ever watched a movie as remotely fucked-up as this one. Not only are all characters completely nuts for no genuine reason, but the story also make no sense whatsoever. I didn't see the point of this movie, aside from sharing what mental illnesses can be like and what they can lead to, but I don't think it's been done properly.
As I mentioned, the characters are all totally crazy. Most of them have no good reason to be, or at least they haven't been bothered to explain it to us. Still, the characters are all big clichés. The crazy nun-like girl, the wannabe artist woman who can't produce anything good and is jealous of everyone else's…
This list is films with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and intersex) content that I watched or will watch
Movies with an lgbt theme, or with significant gay character(s).