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Running with Scissors 2006 123movies

Running with Scissors 2006 123movies

Ever have one of those lives?Oct. 27, 2006116 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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?
Plot: 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.
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Contains some moments of brilliance amongst a pedestrian treatment
Well, one thing you can’t say about this film is that it doesn’t try to be different, even if it ultimately resembles a number of independent US ‘dysfunctional family’ movies. The trouble is it sometimes comes across as being too clever and, for all its quirky characters – who should be drawing you into their world and lives – the film stubbornly holds the audience at arm’s length. This is a major weakness, because it leaves you feeling like you’re watching animals in a zoo or specimens under a microscope rather than real people with real emotions.

The immediate suspicion about memoirs is that they are the memories (real or manufactured – but that’s an entirely different can of worms) of just one person in the story, and that the other characters have no opportunity to provide their side of that story. The real-life Finch family brought legal action against Augusten Burroughs for the way they were portrayed and the case was settled out of court by Burrough’s publishers. This could have been because they didn’t want to get involved in a potentially damaging and expensive court case, or it might have been because the Finches had a strong case – either way the fact of the settlement is bound to cast some doubt over the truth of Burrough’s tale.

With regards to the film itself, it’s something of a trudge for the most part. This is despite the fact that every single part is played to perfection by an eclectic cast. Brian Cox, whose career appears to become more successful the older he gets, is especially good as the crackpot psychiatrist who adopts the 15-year-old Burroughs (Joseph Cross), welcoming him into an eccentric and disturbed family. Annette Bening also gives a terrific performance, even though her character becomes increasingly annoying as the film goes on (only Jill Clayburgh and Alec Baldwin’s characters emerge with any kind of dignity). Although the film tends to drag at times, when it shines it really shines, especially with the use of some well-chosen songs from the 70s. The sequence played out to Al Stewart’s Year of the Cat is particularly memorable, and it’s a shame that these moments are distributed so sparingly amongst the more pedestrian material.

Review By: JoeytheBrit Rating: Date: 2008-04-17
Fatally flawed
I really wanted to love this movie. The trailer made it look wonderfully zany, a bizarre romp through a dysfunctional family, much like The Royal Tenenbaums. And of course the family is bizarre and dysfunctional! And the acting is terrific. Annette Bening must be the best actress in Hollywood today: she takes us through four or five conflicting emotions with every sick line she speaks, and is always overwhelmingly convincing as a mother who doesn’t deserve love but somehow inspires it nonetheless. The screenwriters haven’t given Gwyneth Paltrow much to work with, but she lights up the screen nonetheless. Jill Clayburgh is wonderful as the doctor’s dishrag wife who somehow finds it in her woefully depleted and depressed self to mother a boy who desperately needs mothering–and in the end gives him the nest egg he needs to escape.

Unlike The Royal Tenenbaums, though, this movie is fatally flawed–I think by its point of view. The problem is that Joseph Cross’s Augusten Burroughs is our only point of view, and he can only react to the madness he finds himself trapped in with a single obsessive attitude: moral indignation, driving him to want to escape. Since what he is indignant about, what he wants to escape, is the movie, by identifying with him we come to hate the movie and want to escape it. And in fact a good quarter of the people in the theater when I saw it left before the end. I too was tempted, many times, but forced myself to stay. Other users here on tell similar stories. Not a good narrative strategy!

Of course, there are ways around this problem. You can make the other characters so lovably and incorrigibly weird that the viewer feels torn–you both want to escape and want the main character to get over himself. You can make the main character a boring prig that everybody hates and nobody feels inclined to identify with. But Ryan Murphy doesn’t find his way to either option–maybe because the whiny main character is his co-writer and co-producer? None of the other characters makes the movie any more enjoyable than its protagonist. None of the characters, including its protagonist, has a character arc. Nobody changes. Nobody grows. Nobody wants anything worth wanting, and nobody gets anything worth getting–except the protagonist, and all he wants is to escape, and while he does get his escape in the end, there is no reason why he couldn’t have gotten it 45 minutes earlier or later. Nothing leads up to his escape; we never have a sense of a plot building up to it. All we get, all through the movie, is a little Republican in the middle of dysfunctional chaos, longing for a little middle-class morality, for rules and boundaries, and whining about being victimized when he doesn’t find any.

In fact if this movie dramatized anything for me, it was the Christian Right’s acting out of its victim status in a “liberal” America. The movie is set in the seventies, when sixties counter-cultural values began to percolate through mainstream America, especially (for this film) psychotherapy and the women’s movement, and Burroughs caricatures both mercilessly. And while I’m sure he really did live through something like the events depicted in the book and the movie–this isn’t just an allegory of the Christian Right’s bathetic suffering in a liberal world–the movie’s satirical portrayal of liberalism’s social values and practices is way too congruent with evangelical conservatives’ militant moral indignation to be accidental.

Review By: djr-scenarist Rating: 3 Date: 2006-11-05

Other Information:

Original Title Running with Scissors
Release Date 2006-10-27
Release Year 2006

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 56 min (116 min) (USA), 1 hr 56 min (116 min) (Argentina), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (DVD) (USA)
Budget 12000000
Revenue 6754898
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Ryan Murphy
Writer Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Augusten Burroughs (book)
Actors Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood
Country USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Plan B Films
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Running with Scissors 2006 123movies
Running with Scissors 2006 123movies
Original title Running with Scissors
TMDb Rating 5.9 176 votes

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