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Augusta, Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this is not just typical teen angst. Augusta begins doing drugs, drinking, and ends up on the streets. Her concerned mother and father reach out to an educational consultant, who advises them to send Augusta to a strict wilderness camp for troubled teens. However, even the institution's experienced and tough administrators find Augusta a difficulty to keep under control. Martha comes to realize that there is no answer to her daughter's behavior.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: school, single parent, wilderness, rehabilitation, rise and fall, adoption, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, drug abuse, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, adventurer, intrigue, rising to stardom, parents and children, royal family, ambition, hopes, unfulfillment, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
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90 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, family problems, society and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Augusta, Gone: The Secret Life of Zoey (2002), Harmful Insect (2001), Wild Iris (2001), Dawn Anna (2005), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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