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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hall ... Anna
Dan Stevens ... Will
Gina Gershon ... Lydia
François Arnaud ... Dane
Morgan Spector ... Reece
David Joseph Craig ... Hale
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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At the beginning of the movie, Morgan Spector's character advise Rebecca Hall's character to have sex with other men, despite her partner. They're married in real life. 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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Alternate Versions

The Blu ray release in Spain omitted François Arnaud's full frontal scene. See more »

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Human Condition
Performed by Joan Wasser (as Joan As Police Woman)
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Missed opportunity
21 October 2019 | by RanblSee all my reviews

This movie tries to ask tough questions but avoids having an actual discussion. The characters are just written too superficial. Rebecca hall and dan stevens are both great but we don't actually learn about them much and what actually leads to the end. Just a missed opportunity. Watch only if you are a huge fan of hall like me. Otherwise look elsewhere.


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Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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$38,260
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