Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 22, 2009

Running With Scissors (2006)
A movie based on a best-selling memoir starring Annette Benning, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alec Baldwin must be good...right? Wrong. Augusten Burroughs' life was a terrible and confusing mess, but that doesn't mean that the movie about it also needs to be a terrible and confusing mess. There are no sympathetic characters, not even really young Augusten himself. Storylines begin but go nowhere, characters flit in and out with no explanation, and questions are asked that are never answered.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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