|Annette Bening||Deirdre Burroughs|
|Brian Cox||Dr. Finch|
|Jill Clayburgh||Agnes Finch|
|Joseph Fiennes||Neil Bookman|
|Joseph Cross||Augusten Burroughs|
|Evan Rachel Wood||Natalie|
|Alec Baldwin||Norman Burroughs|
As the son of an alcoholic father and a mentally ill mother, young Augusten Burroughs faces a challenging childhood at the very least. His life takes an unexpected turn when his mother gives him to her unorthodox therapist, and the boy becomes a member of the doctor's own strange, extended family.