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Permission (2017)

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A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.

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Brian Crano

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hall ... Anna
Dan Stevens ... Will
Gina Gershon ... Lydia
François Arnaud ... Dane
Morgan Spector ... Reece
David Joseph Craig ... Hale / Reece's boyfriend-Anna's brother
Jason Sudeikis ... Glenn
Sarah Steele ... Stevie
Michelle Hurst ... Dr. Bennett
Raúl Castillo ... Heron
Myles Rodriguez Myles Rodriguez ... Aiden
Tyler Rodriguez Tyler Rodriguez ... Aiden
Will Hawkins Will Hawkins ... James
Marc Iserlis ... Some Guy
Christopher Olivetti Christopher Olivetti ... Student
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Anna and Will, were each other's first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. Now, 10 years in, at her 30th birthday party, as he is about to propose, her brother Hale and his life partner Reece make a drunken toast, suggesting that they should sleep around before their inevitable marriage. The joke lands like a lead balloon, but the thought lingers until she proposes that they try opening their relationship--as a sexual experiment. Together, they venture out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their relationship and, along the way, evolve. Meanwhile, we also follow the relationship of the gay couple, Reece and Hale as they decide whether or not to become parents.

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How can you be certain he is the one, if he is the only one?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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This was very much a collaborative project between Brooklyn and British-centric friends. Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens were briefly classmates at Cambridge University and appearing on the British and the Brooklyn Academy of Music stage in several Shakespearean productions. Hall and Morgan Spector also shared a Broadway stage in Machinal (2014) and later married. Brian Crano has previously written and directed films with his partner, David Joseph Craig and Rebecca Hall. See more »

Quotes

Dane: I lost my virginity to this record.
Will: You did!
Anna: [speaking over Will] Oh wait! So did I.
Will: So weird. So did... so did... so did she.
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Soundtracks

French Suite No. 5in G Mayor BWV 816
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Thomas Bartlett
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Warning! Not what it says on the tin!

My problem here is with the gay couple who had 50% of the movie. I am not homophobic but I simply didn't wish to see two gay men in bed having sex. As for the plot it was so stupid. Stevens/Hall agree to have sexual experiences with other partners which eventually destroys them. Movie was complete garbage. Hated it.


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English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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$38,260
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