• Permanent (2017)


Release Date: December 15th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Aurelie, 13, dreams about getting a perm so that she can finally fit in at her small-town Virginia school. Things soon go incredibly wrong when her clueless parents bring her to a beauty school to save a few bucks.

Cast: Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean, Jane McNeill, Aidan Fiske, Kaleigh Jo Keller, Sean Ramey, Jenna Brister

Director: Colette Burson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Magnolia Pictures, Washington Square Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    The film has a good comedic rhythm, and there's a rambunctious bickering energy in every scene. It's often quite funny. But Permanent feels like a short film stretched to feature length. It never quite rises above the level of its premise. show more

  • 60
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Arquette is charmingly endearing as the frustrated Jeanne, Wilson movingly conveys his character's vulnerability as well as his bluster and McLean is terrific as the beleaguered young girl desperate to have a mane like Farrah Fawcett's. show more

  • 63
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    The ending is entirely too pat, considering what’s come before. But Burson has channeled her dark memories of freshman year into something that occasionally touches and often tickles, but stings with familiarity, start to finish. show more

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