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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…

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…

AWOL is a very modest indie - and it could really have used a re-think on its gratingly obvious score - but it's rewarding in a lot of ways.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

This love story is as much about the specificity of their socio-economic positions as it is about the effects of homophobia.

July 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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