Augusta, Gone

Augusta, Gone is a 2006 Lifetime Television film directed by Tim Matheson and starring Mika Boorem, Sharon Lawrence and Tamara Hope. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Martha Tod Dudman.

The film dramatically opens with a voiceover from Augusta Mika Boorems mother Martha Sharon Lawrence, in which she states that her daughter was once a sweet girl who had the ability to paint beautiful pictures and loved everybody. In fact, later on in the film, Augusta is described as a strong, creative, kind and magnificent person by her mother. This description is in dissonance to the condition in which Augustas parents find their daughter at a local party. Her parents realize that they need to take drastic and immediate action when they find Augusta in a druginduced euphoric state. The problem is, however, they are unsure as to how to proceed. Upon their arrival at home, Augusta seems contrite and willing to make amends. However, her mood abruptly switches when Martha and her husband, Ben Tim Matheson attempts to address the situation. When an explosive fight ensues, culminating in Augusta pointing a butcher knife at her parents and later at herself, she begins screaming in a threatening manner Its my life Its my lifeThe movie then cuts to one year earlier with a 14yearold Augusta worrying about her weight and what her classmates think of her. Owing to the camera angles, it appears that Augusta has a significantly distorted view of herself and is exceptionally dissatisfied with the image that she sees in the mirror. On face value, Augusta appears to be a goodspirited young artist who is slightly perturbed by the fact that although her mother is speaking to her, her mother fails to notice how fat her daughter has become. Martha is a divorced businesswoman who appears to have had a good relationship with her daughter. ........

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