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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AWOL's slow start is such a tease, lulling viewers into a false sense of certainty, "Oh, another one of those predictable gay movies." But as AWOL unfurls, you realize that it's anything but. Groundbreaking commentary on class. Legit characters. Idgie Threadgoode has been resurrected, ya'll. Nice use of space––in both framing & acting (so much intimacy). Lola's acting + Karolina's smart-ass words + Deb's lens = A++