Permission Reviews

  • Mar 20, 2019

    It was an interesting slow build movie about finding one's self when you hit 30 (or so). About being yourself on your own. About how one just doesnt stay the same since highschool and dreams and goals change. I especially liked the ending.

    It was an interesting slow build movie about finding one's self when you hit 30 (or so). About being yourself on your own. About how one just doesnt stay the same since highschool and dreams and goals change. I especially liked the ending.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    This movie at first felt like a weird version of a soft porn with expanded plot. Obviously this was due to it's bad pacing and struggling to establish immersion with the characters and their problems. But after a while it picked up with itself and became fun and entertaining to watch. The character's where amazing and very well acted, except for a few emotional scenes.The directing style was average at best. And the plot was overall decent at best, but the twists where good, and made it more unpredictable for the viewers. It somehow evaded the cliche tag, because of it's dramatic ending and the real message it delivered witch was really original and a first for most of the general audience. The complete lack of music was really bad and a missed opportunity for greater immersion and depth for the characters, and dramatic effect. Overall it was a good movie which had a really genuine plot and interesting events with a lot of interesting and entertaining elements that where done good, but it certainly could have been better if the directing style was more creative in some ways and the humor wasn't as awkward as it was. Anyway the message of the movie is a strong and real one which was treated with seriousness.

    This movie at first felt like a weird version of a soft porn with expanded plot. Obviously this was due to it's bad pacing and struggling to establish immersion with the characters and their problems. But after a while it picked up with itself and became fun and entertaining to watch. The character's where amazing and very well acted, except for a few emotional scenes.The directing style was average at best. And the plot was overall decent at best, but the twists where good, and made it more unpredictable for the viewers. It somehow evaded the cliche tag, because of it's dramatic ending and the real message it delivered witch was really original and a first for most of the general audience. The complete lack of music was really bad and a missed opportunity for greater immersion and depth for the characters, and dramatic effect. Overall it was a good movie which had a really genuine plot and interesting events with a lot of interesting and entertaining elements that where done good, but it certainly could have been better if the directing style was more creative in some ways and the humor wasn't as awkward as it was. Anyway the message of the movie is a strong and real one which was treated with seriousness.

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    Feb 12, 2019

    Insipid tripe, Permission is yet another Hollywood assault on monogamy. The story follows a young couple that gives each other permission to have sex with other people in order to decide whether or not they truly want to be together. And it goes pretty much as one would suspect, as every other movie about couples giving a pass to their partners goes. There are some decent actors in the cast, Rebecca Hall, Gina Gershon, Jason Sudeikis, but there aren't any good performances. And the directing is weak as well; as there's nothing sensual or suspenseful about the affairs. Permission is an incredibly dull and formulaic movie that doesn't do anything new or interesting with this well wore material.

    Insipid tripe, Permission is yet another Hollywood assault on monogamy. The story follows a young couple that gives each other permission to have sex with other people in order to decide whether or not they truly want to be together. And it goes pretty much as one would suspect, as every other movie about couples giving a pass to their partners goes. There are some decent actors in the cast, Rebecca Hall, Gina Gershon, Jason Sudeikis, but there aren't any good performances. And the directing is weak as well; as there's nothing sensual or suspenseful about the affairs. Permission is an incredibly dull and formulaic movie that doesn't do anything new or interesting with this well wore material.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    This is abysmal storytelling and entry-level film-making. It is as relentless as a diatribe, and oh so dry and lifeless. A bad essay masquerading as drama. There is no life here, no characterization, it is all theme. From the first moments, the couple and their friends talk of nothing else but how they maybe should consider seeing others people before marrying. It is the same basic conversation over and over and over again for the first 30 minutes, when I snapped off. It makes me yearn for a grade-B Drew Barrymore rom-com, which is a sentence I never thought I'd write. I think the writer-director chose his stars not just because he couldn't afford A-listers, but because the audience member could so easily imagine cheating on people as dull, bland-looking, skinny and unsexy. as these two. I actually think it manages something difficult: making love, passion, lust and the sex in general seem, well... not worth the bother.

    This is abysmal storytelling and entry-level film-making. It is as relentless as a diatribe, and oh so dry and lifeless. A bad essay masquerading as drama. There is no life here, no characterization, it is all theme. From the first moments, the couple and their friends talk of nothing else but how they maybe should consider seeing others people before marrying. It is the same basic conversation over and over and over again for the first 30 minutes, when I snapped off. It makes me yearn for a grade-B Drew Barrymore rom-com, which is a sentence I never thought I'd write. I think the writer-director chose his stars not just because he couldn't afford A-listers, but because the audience member could so easily imagine cheating on people as dull, bland-looking, skinny and unsexy. as these two. I actually think it manages something difficult: making love, passion, lust and the sex in general seem, well... not worth the bother.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    looks boring, will watch another movie using boxxy software

    looks boring, will watch another movie using boxxy software

  • Dec 07, 2018

    So - sleeping around isn't good for relationships?!?! Novel concept.

    So - sleeping around isn't good for relationships?!?! Novel concept.

  • Oct 09, 2018

    My problem here is with the gay couple who had 50% of the movie. I am not homophobic but I simply didn't wish to see two gay men in bed having sex. As for the plot it was so stupid. Stevens/Hall agree to have sexual experiences with other partners which eventually destroys them. Movie was complete garbage. Rebecca Hall giraffe length neck, two gays one who looks like Mohammed Salah and the other Harry Potter. Dan Stevens looks like a lesser Chris Evans. Gina Gershon quivering odd shaped mouth. All too much. This movie really sucks.

    My problem here is with the gay couple who had 50% of the movie. I am not homophobic but I simply didn't wish to see two gay men in bed having sex. As for the plot it was so stupid. Stevens/Hall agree to have sexual experiences with other partners which eventually destroys them. Movie was complete garbage. Rebecca Hall giraffe length neck, two gays one who looks like Mohammed Salah and the other Harry Potter. Dan Stevens looks like a lesser Chris Evans. Gina Gershon quivering odd shaped mouth. All too much. This movie really sucks.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    It is a pretty good movie. You won't fall asleep.

    It is a pretty good movie. You won't fall asleep.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Good gawd. The ending is unsatisfying and leaves things hanging, while much of the character development is toward the selfish and immature. Feels like a student film with regard to story, dialogue, and chunks of the direction. However, the narcissistic, self-aware, predatory nature of the female protagonist against the feminized straight males feels all too millennial. And the "perfect" female, who supposedly attracts men easily due to her looks, was a total miscast. It was like watching the physical attributes and sex appeal of Amelia Earhart play a role meant for Jessica Alba. Cringeworthy. On the plus side - although somewhat unevenly while avoiding the female form - male nudity was supported, but sex scenes lacked chemistry and were oddly truncated; it was like a LIfetime movie in that sense...making for "strange bedfellows". Also, much of the cast had strong acting skills, especially with what they'd been given.

    Good gawd. The ending is unsatisfying and leaves things hanging, while much of the character development is toward the selfish and immature. Feels like a student film with regard to story, dialogue, and chunks of the direction. However, the narcissistic, self-aware, predatory nature of the female protagonist against the feminized straight males feels all too millennial. And the "perfect" female, who supposedly attracts men easily due to her looks, was a total miscast. It was like watching the physical attributes and sex appeal of Amelia Earhart play a role meant for Jessica Alba. Cringeworthy. On the plus side - although somewhat unevenly while avoiding the female form - male nudity was supported, but sex scenes lacked chemistry and were oddly truncated; it was like a LIfetime movie in that sense...making for "strange bedfellows". Also, much of the cast had strong acting skills, especially with what they'd been given.

  • Apr 27, 2018

    Some aspects I liked; some not. Good acting, though.

    Some aspects I liked; some not. Good acting, though.