• Publication date: January 26, 2014

Running with Scissors

The story of how a boy was abandoned by his mother at a very young age and later on in life he abandons her.

  • Publication date: January 26, 2014

Running with Scissors

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

October 1, 2015 18:00 (KSA) ~ October 1, 2015 17:00 (CLT)

Augusten Burroughs is about to turn 14 when his parents decide to divorce.

His mother, who is mentally unstable and thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame, decides to abandon her son.

She gives him up to the eccentric household of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. During that year, Augusten avoids school, keeps a journal and practices cosmetology.

As his mother's mental illness worsens, Augusten takes an older lover, finds friendship with Finch's younger daughter, and he's the occasional recipient of gifts from an unlikely benefactor.

Can he survive until he finally comes of age?


  • Annette Bening
  • Brian Cox
  • Joseph Fiennes
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Jill Clayburgh
  • Joseph Cross
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

Directed by:Ryan Murphy

Rating: R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse