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Plot: Permanent is a comedy about bad hair, adolescence, and socially awkward family members. It involves life-altering permanents and poorly-made toupees. Obstacles to daily survival ensue.
Runtime: 93 mins Release Date: 15 Dec 2017
I saw this movie at the Virginia Film Festival and absolutely loved it. I normally don't go watch a lot of comedies because I tend to think many of them are just too silly and unbelievable but this movie made me and everyone else in the theater laugh a lot. Rainn Wilson did an outstanding performance as the father as did Patricia Arquette as the mother. This movie brought back so many memories of life in the early eighties when things were much simpler and was full of laughs while still being totally believable. There was so much attention to detail I felt like I had been transported <more>
back in time. It was great seeing the awful clothes we wore, the tacky, awful household decor and the BAD HAIR! The movie kept moving and kept me constantly entertained. Permanent would make a great TV series. If it comes out in theaters in my area I will probably go see it again. It doesn't disappoint.
Permanent is a Sweet and Endearing Comedy! (by crockettandym)
Permanent is a enjoyable and sweet comedy about revolving around a pre-teen with the awkward name of Aurelie who is the new girl at her school in 1982 Virginia. Desperately trying to find a way to fit in, she asks her parents for a perm, a request she immediately regrets. The film also features Aurelie's parents, Jim Rainn Wilson and Jeanne Patricia Arquette , two misplaced adults trying to find their place in the world. The film is very entertaining in depicting the family's misadventures with plenty of awkward but endearing moments. There are also great supporting characters. One <more>
of which who steals the show is Aurelie's no-nonsense, witty, and very pregnant teacher Mrs. Tripp played by Abby Wathen . Wathen's characters is attempting to balance the stresses she is feeling in both the personal and professional aspects of her life, while giving us some of the film's best laughs in her attempts tame the pre-teens she is trying to educate. I highly recommend this film, it is for all of us who have made misplaced efforts in our desire to fit in.
Really fun family comedy! (by departmentcoordinator)
Such a fun movie! Reminded me of Little Miss Sunshine! Loved seeing Rainn Wilson as a family man, especially alongside Patricia Arquette who I loved in Boyhood . Cool to see him flex his comedy muscles in a different way after such a great run as Dwight on The Office. Can't wait to take my niece -- even though it's set in the '80s, I'm sure she'll relate! So funny :
cute family movie laughed many times (by kitkhaos)
I had the pleasure of seeing this movie at the VA film festival and was so pleasantly surprised at how funny, light heart-ed, and family friendly 13 and up it was. I understand why more females are rating this movie higher, because I could not see my husband and his buddies relating to it. no guns,explosions or man man stuff But if you want to see a smart,feel good, laugh out loud, and have a good time movie this is it. I laughed so much, I totally had, that hair at that age. I am going with my two daughters to see Permanent when opens in LA, I think it is going to be a great fun girls <more>
night out. I love Patricia Arquette in this movie and Rainn Wilson completely broke out of his "Dwight role" I can not believe he was funnier than expected. Kira McLean was such a great little actress, really funny and held her own with such large names working on this film, I look forward to seeing more from her.
Permanent, the new film by writer/director Colette Burson, opens with the ineffable sound-language of sea mammals; whales, dolphins. And the mysteries of communication and connectivity – those beyond our ken as mere human beings - preoccupy the narrative here too. For all of its gratifications and packaging as a comedy, this is also a lovely, brave, and even necessary film. A film about not just the awkwardness of adolescence, but the persistent awkwardness of adulthood and the hinge points between frustration and love that bind together the middle class American family. One that <more>
examines, at its core, not the more trammeled ground of disaffected sons and their brittle mothers or taciturn fathers, nor even the subterranean love/hate competitions of mothers and daughters themselves, but instead the under-examined everyday of a father/daughter interconnection. This might be unsurprising given the source of the material, Burson, who created the gender role subverting Hung television series for HBO. But what ennobles this material, beyond the too-infrequent instance of a perspective from a woman writer/director, is the particularity of its vision and tone. This is a film that obeys its own rules, even creates them. She's working in the idiosyncratic landscape that's been the rubric of a Wes Anderson or a Todd Solondz. but with what turns out to be a refreshing and reanimating optimism. It helps that the father in question, Jim, is played by Rainn Wilson, the actor who played the punctilious and corporate-climbing Dwight Schrute on TV's The Office. Wilson's Jim is similarly self- deluding and ceremonious, but considerably more vulnerable and, in the end, redeemable. The role gives Wilson a chance to show capacities he could not as pontificating Dwight. Burson gives Wilson his share of wordless moments here – silences that he handles with assurance of a Bill Murray but in a way that's strictly his own. His Jim is a man who's hard to fathom but, for us in the end, possible to love.Jim is most outwardly tied to his daughter Aurelie Kira McLean by a certain follicular vanity. Thirteen year old Aurelie's problem is a self-imposed bad hair day the "permanent" of the film's title that is threatening to last weeks, if not months, and just as she's embarking on a new-girl in school period. Jim's is male pattern baldness and the lengths he may go to secrete it. But the linkages between the two are more than external. And Burson evinces this not by way of climactic confession, but largely by simply by placing the two together over and over in the workaday world they each inhabit – whether alone as a duet or in a troika with Aurelie's mother Jeanne Patricia Arquette . This family bickers and snipes at one another to the point of, well, tearing their hair out. But the essential and indelible fact is that they accompany one another through the banalities of their otherwise unremarkable environs – and in instances that build upon themselves over the arc of the narrative until the whole is noticeably greater than the sum of its parts.. Examples include a delightfully weird game of low-rent badminton, and frequenting a local indoor pool that resonates with a kind of shimmering drabness, . In the role of Jeanne, Arquette, too, is a revelation. The actress respected for the penetrating authenticity she has brought to dramatic roles like Mom in Richard Linklater's Boyhood here applies the same kind of skinless commitment in a role that asks her to fling herself into what some might call the frivolous. There's a broadness to the clashes here, the fits of pique and the eruptions of familial finger-pointing. But it all rings true in the way a Far Side square rings true beneath its surface exaggerations. Arquette's in-self-consciousness as a performer, her innate bravery, serves this material in what's perhaps a different way than it does in Boyhood. But the service to the whole is the same. When she bustles a little plumply around the family's resolutely modest home, its gray-green lawns, in her ill-fitting wash-faded clothing, or vaults twice, at least a little clumsily, over a fence or wall – once on her way to what seems like freedom, and once upon metaphorically returning – she is as embraceable as a Pooh bear. Speaking of ill-fitting, in the central role of Aurelie, McLean verily embodies the kind of adolescent disarrangement that's at the heart of the narrative. It's not just that, at this stage, her 1980s department store habiliments don't quite fit her body, It's that, as with the denizens of American middle-schools everywhere. her body doesn't quite fit her body. She splays out in charmingly unpredictable angles, a ganglia of weedy arms and legs to match her blundered mop-top. The pain of this ubiquitous transitional phase is apparent in her every elongated stride, every folding of razor elbows across the bone- blade of chest. You want to cry for her struggles and somehow hurry her through them. And to say "Don't worry. This will one day mercifully end. More or less." Perhaps it's that feeling for fragility that sets Burson's work here appealingly apart from the likes of her arguable cinematic cousin, Anderson. As with films like Rushmore and The Grand Budapest Hotel, what unifies Burson's film is often less the narrative itself and more the consistency and originality of it's tone – the whale song of an unique sensibility sounding out behind it all. But what Burson adds that Anderson often doesn't is a fearless embrace of both human vulnerability and the potential for triumph. There is a buoyancy to it, An exuberance that carries you along in spite of yourself. It's stylized without being detached. And its comic exaggerations hew close enough to the bone like the aforementioned Murray's painfully but only slightly bad lounge singer character from SNL that they bring us easily back to authenticity – the authenticity of our own familiar and recognizable ungainliness.
I doubt that many people have seen Colette Burson's "Permanent", but I recommend it. The focus is a girl in 1982 Virginia who wants a perm, but it leads to all sorts of complications in her home life and school life. The movie addresses vanity, or just the general desire to fit in, even at the expense of one's true identity. The characters are developed enough so that we feel for them, even when they do questionable things. I thought that the dad's toupee and moustache made him look like Bruce Campbell. Will any of us EVER be content with just our natural hair?It's <more>
not a masterpiece, but a good piece of work. I hope to see more movies from Ms. Burson in the coming years.
Family challenges can be funny (by mr_mrs_grundmanis)
Seen at the 2017 Twin Cities Film Festival, Permanent is a funny, charming movie about a family feeling uncomfortable as they start in a new town, based on the director's real-life experiences. Kira McLean is amazing, and Rainn Wilson and Patricia Arquette play off each other very well! Touches on racism.I find myself wishing that this film could be seen nationally by all my friends, and again in the Twin Cities theaters. Also, I would like to see a toll-free number/contact added for assistance if someone is being bullied.
A family values movie that isn't schlocky (by cahimdb)
I like movies with strong ethical centers but I hate movies that are predictable or patronizing. I am so delighted when I find a movie about a family with positive attributes but is also genuinely funny and original. This movie is all that! It deals with some heavy issues but isn't ponderous.
Funny family movie (by cruzperky)
Fun family movie with lessons and relatable. The whole family is the main character the mom is hilarious and real and is relatable to women today. The dad is wonderfully depicted, funny and so loving. The daughter is hilarious and even though her world seems to be falling apart she is mentally untouchable and strong because her family unit is so strong and supportive. I recommend this to all families.