Anna (Rebecca Hall) and Will (Dan Stevens), were each other’s first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. Now, 10 years in, at Anna’s 30th birthday party, 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 and, along the way, evolve.
Permission is a 2017 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Brian Crano. The film stars Rebecca Hall as a woman on the brink of a marriage proposal from her boyfriend (Dan Stevens), but is impeded by the suggestion of her brother (David Joseph Craig) and his life partner (Morgan Spector) to “test date” other men before she ultimately settles down. Meanwhile, the film also follows the relationship of the gay couple as they decide whether or not to become parents.
Directed by: Brian Crano
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Gina Gershon, François Arnaud, Raúl Castillo, David Joseph Craig, Bridget Everett, Michelle Hurst, Mariola Figueroa, Sarah Steele
Screenplay by: Brian Crano, Brian Crano
Production Design by: David Meyer
Cinematography by: Adam Bricker
Film Editing by: Matt Friedman
Makeup Department: Sasha Grossman, Alexa Quiroga
Set Decoration by: Colleen Dodge
Art Direction by: Mar Urrestarazu
Distributed by: Good Dead Entertainment
Release Date: February 9, 2018