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Permanent (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 December 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Credited cast:
... Jeanne Dickson
... Jim Dickson
... Aurelie Dickson
Nena Daniels ... Lydia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Son
... Cafeteria Kid
... Poetry Kid
... Barry
... Sally
Owen Buckenmaier ... Kid on bus
Anthony Cardella ... Roger
... Beauty School Student
... Parent
Paul D'Elia ... Biker
Candy Dennis ... Mrs. Martingale
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It's 1982, and the Dicksons (Jim, Jeanne, and Aurelie) move (are the new-comers) to a southern town where all the girls long for Farrah Fawcett-type curls (to match their back-woods accents/ and love to talk hair./ and obsess over their hair.) Pre-teen AURELIE begs her parents for a permanent, (known outside the south as a perm) hoping for life-changing curly waves but when they take her to a Beauty School instead of a salon to save money, disaster ensues. A bored Student-Beautician accidentally sets the timer for too long, and the perm ends up destroying Aurelie's already low-grade social life as well as her hair follicles. Aurelie is left as a gawky yet endearing young teenager trying to navigate junior high with what some kids call an afro, then throw things at her, from epithets to dodgeballs. Written by Brigid Marshall

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Hairstyles are temporary, but family is forever.

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual references, language and thematic elements
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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,722, 17 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,847, 11 January 2018
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Really fun family comedy!
30 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

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 :)


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