Seems like Oct 20th is the opening day for films drenched in fashion flair, like Marie Antoinette and Running With Scissors. I saw the trailor for Running With Scissors at the movie theatre a month ago and nearly fainted when they showed Evan Rachel Wood in her foot high platforms. She was the perfect LOLITA- made-up like a dolly part TAXI-Driver Jodie Foster- and part BIBA-. I can't wait to see the movie, just to see Miss Wood in her 70's get-ups and Gwynyth Paltrow in her even stranger costumes.
According to the Yahoo plot synopsis:
Growing up in the 1970s, young Augusten (Joseph Cross) lives a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous. When his parents divorce, Augusten's mother sends him to live with her wildly unorthodox psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox) and his eccentric extended family.
As Augusten unwittingly becomes part of the family, he descends into a kind of surreal childhood hell. Yet, he will also find optimism among the horror, hilarity in the insanity and even love amid the dilapidated ruins as he never loses his spirit or his resilience. Ultimately, Agusten will survive through the most extraordinary of circumstances.