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RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (article first published : 2008-04-20)

On April 21 at 20h30, M-Net will broadcast the film Running With Scissors directed by 2006 and starring Ryan Murphy. Annette Bening, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Cross.

Running With Scissors is the true story of a teenage boy’s childhood - involving not just one dysfunctional family, but two - and his relationship with the rebel daughter of his mother’s eccentric therapist.

Augusten Burroughs’ acclaimed memoir is brought to the screen by Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy who wrote, directed and produced this film. The story revolves around Augusten (14), a boy whose father is an alcoholic and whose mother is unstable. When his parents’ marriage goes into meltdown, his mother drops off him off at her shrink’s house where eccentricity is a way of life. Dr Finch is obsessed with sex and bodily functions, his wife Agnes eats dog biscuits, and as for their kids … Hope is a religious nut, Natalie is a rebel, and Neil is a schizophrenic. As Augusten tries to deal with the ongoing turmoil in his life, he finds himself doing things he never would have dreamed of.

Please note that dates, times and programmes may change, so check M-Net schedules in the daily press.




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