• Permission (2018)


Release Date: February 9th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Anna and Will were each other's first: first kiss, first love and first and only relationship. Now, 10 years in, as Will is about to propose, the couple's best friend makes 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 Anna proposes that they try opening their relationship as a sexual experiment. Together, they venture out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their relationship.

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Gina Gershon, François Arnaud, Morgan Spector, David Joseph Craig, Jason Sudeikis, Bridget Everett

Director: Brian Crano

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Good Deed Entertainment

Keywords: Emotional, Amusing, Relationships, Intense, Transformation, Girlfriend, Temptation, Quest, Friend, Love, 2010s, New York City, Offbeat

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Trafficking in familiar themes, Permission ultimately doesn't have anything very new to say about them. show more

  • 60
    Graham FullerScreen International

    For over an hour, Permission unfolds as a mildly amusing romcom about two modern Brooklyn couples facing commitment crises. Toward the end, the main plot, about a straight pair experimenting with polyamory, takes a dramatic turn. show more

  • 69
    Andrew CrumpPaste Magazine

    Even at their breeziest, Crano’s punchlines cost exorbitant amounts of discomfort. show more

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