A huge fan of Augusten Burroughs, I have read this book at least 5 times. Unfortunately the movie is not quite as good, but it was a good film nonetheless. Joseph Cross as a young Augusten was totally believable in the role as was Evan Rachel Wood as Natalie. Gwyneth Paltrow however was totally miscast,as was Alex Baldwin as Augusten’s father. The great roles were played by Annette Bening, Brian Cox and the one that I felt out shown the entire lot was that of Jill Clayburgh, as Agnes Finch. She was superb.
The bizarre tale of young Augusten’s upbringing was funny, sad, bizarre, and sometimes outright hilarious. The book gave insights to this young man, his character and his hopes. The movie was only able to touch the surface.
I am looking forward to the next part of Augusten’s journey to be put to film, DRY. B