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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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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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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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