Tuesday, November 07, 2006


What a great movie! I saw only a 30 sec commercial on TV, but somehow it resonated with me and I saw it with 5 friends. The subject matter is intense —a precocious, only child with a narcistic mother and alcoholic father is adopted by the family's shrink. Clearly over the top, a chaotic story unravels, sometimes hilarous, and sometimes taboo. It's the memoir of Augusten Burroughs, who is also in the process of writing a series for SHOWTIME. The book Running with Scissors has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 2 and half years and was adapted and directed for film by Ryan Murphy, creator of Nip/Tuck fame. Great acting from Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Joeseph Fiennes and Gweneth Paltrow. This movie is a must see!

Check out this book too: Possible Side Effect
s "Unflinchingly, he gouges himself (literally and figuratively), bleeds, gets it on paper - often without a neat resolution or the genre's obligatory epiphany - and then makes you laugh. Now that's genius." - The New York Times Book Review