Running with Scissors Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.20/10 from 23000 votes
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Recortes de mi vida

Title in Italiano:

Correndo con le forbici in mano

Title in Português:

Recortes da Minha Vida


Running with Scissors tells the story of a boy who was abandoned by his mother and later abandoned her.

The year he turns 14, the parents of Augusten Burroughs (1965- ) divorce, and his mother, who sees herself as a talented poet on the brink of fame, sends him to live with her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch.

During that year, Augusten skips school, keeps a journal, and learns cosmetology. His mother's mental health deteriorates, he has an older lover, befriends Finch's daughter, and receives gifts from an unexpected source.

Will he be able to survive and come of age amidst all the chaos?

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Running with Scissors
Bossa Whistle
Waltz for Debby
Bill Evans: Writer
One Less Bell to Answer
Burt Bacharach: Writer
The 5th Dimension: Performer
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
Nat 'King' Cole: Performer
Osvaldo Farrés: Writer
The Things We Do for Love
10CC: Performer
Graham Gouldman: Writer
Bennie and the Jets
Elton John: Writer
Elton John: Performer
Very Early
Bill Evans: Writer
The Bill Evans Trio: Performer
O Tannenbaum
Ernst Anschütz: Writer
Re: Person I Knew
Pick Up the Pieces
My Little Drum
Poetry Man
Another Day
Year of the Cat
Mr. Blue
Blinded by the Light
Blue Champagne
Teach Your Children
"Pick Up the Pieces" - Average White Band
James S. Levine: Performer
"Blinded By the Light" - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
James S. Levine: Performer
"The Things We Do For Love" - 10cc
James S. Levine: Performer
"Mr. Blue" - Catherine Feeny
James S. Levine: Performer
"One Less Bell to Answer" - The 5th Dimension
James S. Levine: Performer
"Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" - Nat King Cole
James S. Levine: Performer
"Poetry Man" - Phoebe Snow
James S. Levine: Performer
"Bennie and the Jets" - Elton John
James S. Levine: Performer
"Year of the Cat" - Al Stewart
James S. Levine: Performer
"O Tannenbaum" - Vince Guaraldi Trio
James S. Levine: Performer
"A Great Ocean Liner" - James S. Levine
James S. Levine: Performer
"Stardust" - Nat King Cole
James S. Levine: Performer
"Teach Your Children" - Crosby, Stills & Nash
James S. Levine: Performer

User reviews

Robert Miller

The soundtrack of Running with Scissors manages to evoke nostalgia, vulnerability, and resilience all at once, reflecting the complexity of the protagonist's journey towards self-discovery.

Susan Mitchell

The seamless integration of music into key scenes enhances the overall atmosphere of the movie, drawing viewers deeper into the unfolding drama and character development.

Robert Campbell

The music selection in the film effectively conveys the sense of abandonment and confusion experienced by the protagonist, enhancing the viewer's immersion in the story.

Andrew Nelson

The haunting melodies and poignant lyrics of the songs evoke a sense of nostalgia and vulnerability, drawing the listener deeper into Augusten's tumultuous world. The music serves as a companion to the character's experiences, creating a rich and immersive atmosphere that stays with you long after the movie ends.

Michael Robinson

The upbeat and energetic songs interspersed throughout the soundtrack provide a stark contrast to the darker moments in the film, balancing out the emotional dynamics of the narrative.

Elizabeth Lee

Overall, the musical accompaniment in the film adds an extra layer of emotional depth and complexity, elevating the storytelling and leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

Patricia Garcia

The haunting melodies and somber tones in certain tracks evoke a sense of melancholy and introspection, resonating with the themes of mental health and personal growth explored in the movie.

Kenneth Martinez

The soundtrack of Running with Scissors perfectly captures the emotional turmoil and complexity of the protagonist's coming-of-age journey. Each track resonates with the themes of abandonment, self-discovery, and resilience, enhancing the storytelling in a powerful way.

Daniel Walker

The use of different musical genres in the soundtrack mirrors the diverse experiences and relationships portrayed in the film, creating a rich and engaging auditory experience.

Michelle Wilson

The soundtrack of Running with Scissors perfectly captures the chaotic and tumultuous emotions of the characters, adding depth to the storytelling.

Nancy Johnson

Overall, the soundtrack of Running with Scissors is a masterful blend of music and storytelling that elevates the film to a whole new level. It's a truly unforgettable musical experience that adds depth and emotion to an already captivating narrative.