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Screen newcomer Joseph Cross portrays Augusten Burroughs in director Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of author Burroughs' best-selling personal memoir of the same name. A child of the 1970s whose alcoholic father, Norman (Alec Baldwin), and delusional, unpublished poet mother, Deirdre (Annette Bening), serve as the dictionary definition of the word "dysfunctional," Augusten is sent by his mother to live with her eccentric psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), when his disagreeable parents ultimately decide to terminate their turbulent marriage. Suddenly thrust into an environment that is as unfamiliar as it is unpredictable, young Augusten forms a curious relationship with the doctor's two whimsical daughters while learning to adapt and survive under even the most unusual of circumstances. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 20, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Boston Society of Film Critics Alec Baldwin Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Annette Bening Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Annette Bening Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Joseph Cross Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Joseph Cross Best Young Actor 2006 Nominee

Cast

Annette Bening
as Deirdre Burroughs
Brian Cox
as Dr. Finch
Joseph Fiennes
as Neil Bookman
Evan Rachel Wood
as Natalie Finch
Alec Baldwin
as Norman Burroughs
Jill Clayburgh
as Agnes Finch
Joseph Cross
as Augusten Burroughs
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Hope Finch
Gabrielle Union
as Dorothy
Kristin Chenoweth
as Fern Stewart
Patrick Wilson
as Michael Shephard
Colleen Camp
as Joan
Dagmara Dominczyk
as Suzanne
Jack Kaeding
as Six-Year-Old Augusten Burroughs
Gabriel Guedj
as Poo
Nancy Ellen Cassaro
as Christy (1978 Poetry Club)
Omid Abtahi
as Restaurant Manager
Julie Remala
as Restaurant Waitress
Will Carter
as Officer Button
Bonnie Weis
as Cocktail Waitress
Marianne Muellerleile
as Nurse

Crew

Ryan Murphy
Director
Ryan Murphy
Producer
Brad Pitt
Producer
Brad Grey
Producer
Dede Gardner
Producer
Ryan Murphy
Screenwriter
Augusten Burroughs
Book Author
Christopher Baffa
Cinematographer
Byron Smith
Editor
Richard Sherman
Production Designer
Lorin Flemming
Art Director
Augusten Burroughs
Co-producer
Bonnie Weis
Co-producer
Steven Samuels
Executive Producer
Lou Eyrich
Costume Designer
Matthew Flood Ferguson
Set Decorator
Frank Gaeta
Sound/Sound Designer
Mali Finn
Casting
Noon Orsatti
Stunts Coordinator
Stephanie Fowler
Makeup
Terri Greening
Production Accountant
Tom Mertz
Special Effects Coordinator
Zoe Hay
Makeup
Christopher Griffin
Unit Production Manager
Henry Tirl
Steadicam Operator
Laurel Kelly
Hair Styles
Dan Kneece
Steadicam Operator
Diana Valentine
Script Supervisor
Elenie Mansalis
Second Assistant Director
Elisa Marsh
Hair Styles
Eryn Krueger
Key Make-up
Eve Watterson
Production Coordinator
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