'Running With Scissors' A Movie That Should Be On Your To-Be-Watched List

'Running With Scissors' A Movie That Should Be On Your To-Be-Watched List

It’s different, colorful, and blissfully tragic.

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When I first heard about this movie, I wasn't really into the premise. Sure, a movie based on the memoir by the author who lived a unique and estranged life would call the attention of anybody. Nevertheless, when it comes to movies, I can be a picky bastard.

However, after a couple months of having heard about it, I finally decided to give the movie a try. And let me tell you, this movie made me feel a roller coaster of emotions I wasn't ready for.

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The movie follows the peculiar life of Augusten Burroughs. Since a kid, he wanted to be a poet like his mother. He admired her literary work. He resonated more with her than he did with his father. But his life was nowhere near perfect. His mother suffered from mental health; his father was an alcoholic. They both argued constantly, and Augusten's mother used to cry saying that her husband wanted to kill her. He was going to kill her someday, she kept saying to Augusten.

However, life didn't get better for anybody once they meet Dr. Finch, a psychiatrist with his own sort of shadows ruling in his head. He began to overlook Augusten's mother as her therapist, only to later become Augusten's legal guardian because his mother thought it would be best for them. After this moment, Augusten's life took a pivotal point he wasn't really happy with.

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Despite the depth of the story and the perfectly molded characters, this movie shows some of the reality that we are afraid to accept in life.

We think that we are the centers of our world; our problems matter more than others. We tend to look past others and simply think that life is good for them.

Each person is suffering a battle of their own with demons. Mental health isn't that romanticized bullshit we often see in movies. Mental health dives deeper than being crazy and being high off your head because of the meds. Mental health doesn't just affect the host—it affects those around the host too. Mental health is more than we know, and even the “sanest" of people share their own dark secrets.

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“Running With Scissors" is a metaphor that shows the true meaning of life. We are told that doing such a thing is unsafe. Yet, we are running with scissors every day of our life; we just don't know it until we fall and cut ourselves. Life is a dangerous run, and we're rarely aware of the dangers of it. We live carefree because life is life. But we realize that life is more than life when we fall and cut ourselves with that blade we had thought of as dull.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.
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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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8 Reasons Your Boyfriend's Best Friend's Girl Is Sure To Be Your Best Friend, Too

They grew up together, so chances are their behavior partners are pretty similar.

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His best friends girl, but realistically, she is your new best friend.

Between the double dates and sharing hilarious "He did this.." stories, you start to grow an intimate relationship together.

1. Chances Are The Dumb Things He Is Doing, Her Guy Is Doing The Same Thing

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Just like we have similar traits like our best friends, so do guys. Chances are your boy and hers have similar traits. Whether that be the good, the bad or the inside jokes from their high school life that you will never seem to understand. She has your back and can be that person you can rely on to talk to. You both may not be able to understand why your boys do certain things, but at least you have sometime who can understand what you are going through.

2. She Is The Perfect Person To Share A Glass Of Wine, As The Boys Enter Their Fourth Round Of League Of Legends

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When the boys start nerding out for the four hour in a row over their video games, she is your girl to pop open the bottle of whine. You two can catch up on your girl talk and have someone to talk to. Since chances are, neither one of you understand their obsession.

3. She Understands Your Confusion When They Start Talking In Code

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They say girls talk in code...well this whole boy lingo is just as confusing. Between their inside jokes from high school and endless references to some famous night from Junior year, you two can exchange looks of confusion as you try for the hundredth time to understand what they are talking about.

4. She Is Your Bathroom Buddy On Double Dates

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Whether it be a lip gloss exchange, or needing an emergency tampon, she always got your back. Going to our boys homes can always be frustrating when we need a female products but they most likely do not have any in store. With her, you always got a lil extra girl power around you to help you out. As well as, always having someone to disappear to in the bathroom if the boys become too much to handle.

5. A Little Something Called Girl Code

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Boys suck...not always but sometimes, lets be realistic relationships are a hard, hot piece of mess. When things go south you always can turn to her to rant or have someone defend you.

6. She Understands Your Frustration Over The Little Things, Cause Girl Same

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Did he ever....

Yes, girl. Every. Time.

7. She Knows Your Guy Just As Well

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Between the double dates and all the times your boys talk about each other, you start to understand the way each one of them act. You always can talk to each other easily about what they do, because they will start to know them just as well.

8. Two Peas In A Dating Pool

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Just like our boys are two in a pod, changes are they share similar interest in girls. Making his girlfriend your twin and your new partner in crime on your double dates.

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