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AWOL (2017)

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A young woman Joey is in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates.

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Shoval ... captures the blind recklessness of first love, in a lesbian love story that's only partially about the characters' queerness.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"AWOL" holds attention with its strong lead performances, nicely etched support turns, and nuanced portrait of a downwardly mobile "heartland" Caucasian America too seldom portrayed in movies given the large chunk of the populace it encompasses.

April 17, 2016 | Full Review…

Talking about class can be ugly. Yet as AWOL asserts, when you dare to comment, sometimes it frees up room for beauty to unfurl.

November 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A muscular debut, modest in the scale of its storytelling, but not in the empathy it inspires and though it may have taken years to complete, "AWOL" was well worth the wait.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Deb Shoval creates a love story that is wrapped up in euphoria, confusion, and heartache all at once and portrays a pretty accurate depiction of messy love.

August 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Every scene is both light on its feet and weighted with potential import; we never know what is leading where until we're at our destination.

February 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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