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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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Colette Burson

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Colette Burson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Leggett ... Missy
Kaleigh Jo Keller ... Kelly
Kira McLean ... Aurelie Dickson
Patricia Arquette ... Jeanne Dickson
Rainn Wilson ... Jim Dickson
Brian Bremer ... Barry
Jacqueline Jones Jacqueline Jones ... Maylene
Jenna Brister ... Sally
Robert Shepherd ... Harold
Brandon McKinney Brandon McKinney ... Poetry Boy
Aidan Fiske ... Brett
Ellie Duffey Ellie Duffey ... Mary John (as Ellie Duffy)
Molly Nugent ... Trish
Nena Daniels Nena Daniels ... Lydia
Owen Buckenmaier Owen Buckenmaier ... Kid on Bus
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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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Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bigoudis et Permanente See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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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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Family challenges can be funny
28 October 2017 | by mr_mrs_grundmanisSee all my reviews

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.


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