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“Furlough” is a simple picture. While it takes on some complicated feelings involving betrayal and frustration, the feature itself has relatively small dramatic goals for itself, forgoing a big push of conflict for smaller, quirkier asides to keep the main characters in a state of unrest for 80 minutes. Director Laurie Collyer and Barry Strugatz manage the essentials in characterization well, and while they don’t reach for an expansive overview of crime and punishment, they secure important areas of personality and humor. They also have thespian talents in Melissa Leo and Tessa Thompson to lead the charge, finding edges to the personalities they’re portraying, helping to deepen seemingly shallow plotting. “Furlough” is funny and active, remaining compelling while it details small acts of connection and evasion.  Read the rest at


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