Running with Scissors

Rated R • 121 minutes

The story of the traumatic childhood of writer Augusten Burroughs. After his parents' divorce, Augusten is abandoned by his mentally unstable mother and sent to live with her fraudulent psychiatrist and his nutty family. Realizing at age 13 that he is gay, he has an affair with another adopted son, who is 33 years old. At 17, Augusten escapes the emotional chaos and moves to New York to become a writer.

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