AWOL

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Deb Shoval
Production: Race Point Films
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
NOT RATED
Year:
2016
85 min
35 Views


S-o-l-d-i-e-r.

Service to the country, occupation

and career enhancement,

leadership, diversity,

income, excitement and respect.

They're all great reasons

to join the army.

Which would you say

is your number one priority?

- Excitement.

- Occupation.

What are you naturally good at?

I uh, I'm good at fixing cars.

Like the old diesel engines

not the new computerized ones.

I'll tell you what.

You take the ASVAB.

We schedule the physical and

then we three will have another

little sit down and seal the deal.

All right?

All righty.

- Here you go.

- Thank you.

Excuse me.

Your change.

You'd totally get a guy

who'd do it for free.

Yeah, but I didn't

know any better.

I wanted to test it out.

I didn't think

anyone was looking.

Ice cream time, ladies.

So what do I need to do to get

my friend here some ice cream?

I'm all closed up.

Pretty please.

Got some chocolate sauce?

Are you working here

all weekend?

I am.

I bet you could use a beer.

Or two.

There's plenty

of beer at my house.

Rayna!

I'm playing music

with some friends later.

Play music with my friends.

Okay, let's keep

this party going.

Recycle.

You've been cradling

that same beer all night.

I bet you haven't

taken two swigs.

Flat.

Sorry.

Don't be sorry, baby girl.

- Let's catch up.

- -Rayna.

We're taking off.

Oh, I should probably see

if I can get a ride.

They're not going anywhere.

All right.

I pour, you drink.

You don't want

to be rude. Do you?

You like me, huh?

What?

Nailed it.

I knew it.

Mom.

Hannah, Sadie.

Hello.

Hi, gram.

Oh.

You girls want some

Mac and cheese?

Huh?

Mommy.

I said you guys want

some Mac and cheese?

You're gonna break

that horse if you sit there.

All right, Sadie.

Who wants some Mac and cheese?

You want to go ask mommy's friend

if she wants some Mac and cheese?

Who is she?

- What?

- -Who is she?

I don't know.

You've got to ask her.

Hi.

What's your name?

Sadie.

I like that name.

You wanna ask mommy's friend

if she wants some

delicious Mac and cheese?

You want some of this?

- For lunch.

- Want some?

You can stay if you want to.

Um...

I'm, uh...

Half an hour late for work.

Hey, gram!

Could you drop my friend off

on your way home?

All right.

Joey.

This is just between us,

you know that, right?

Okay.

Okay, bye.

Bye.

Girls you wanna say goodbye

to mommy's friend, Joey?

Bye, Joey.

Bye, Joey.

Sorry.

When you finish, you

better call your mom

because she was here

looking for you.

- You hear me?

- Mm-hmm.

Sounds good.

And where were you last night?

At a friend's party.

What friend?

No one you know.

I know everyone.

Can I, uh,

borrow your Van?

What friend?

A girl named Rayna.

Rayna hooks up chicks?

I said I was at her party.

Yeah, but you didn't

come home last night.

She knows you're my sister.

You know her too?

She's trash, Joey.

She's one of those girls

who'll just keep having babies

so she can get

a fatter welfare check.

Seriously, Joey, her husband

is an asshole.

Doesn't even drive a truck.

Well, he doesn't seem to be

around that much anyhow.

Whoops!

Started out this morning so...

Did you check the battery

before you took the starter out?

Your husband's

on the road a lot.

You wanna take a shot?

Yeah, I will.

Can we have two wild turkeys?

Oh, my god.

So you kind of have

the voice of an angel.

Just sweet, beautiful.

So, how long you been playing

with Pete and them?

Uh, like, since

graduation I guess.

Oh.

Which was...

Like a couple of months ago.

Okay.

Baby.

You're getting out of here?

Uh...

I'm not going to scoop ice

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