I see some signs, packaged goods, greeting cards, books, etc. in the background of some scenes. Wouldn't they need to get permission to use those?
Technically yes, but no one is likely to see it or care.
It reminds me of the trailers on Alpha Home Video's DVDs. Looks dull; Sound is bad; exterior scenes look better than interior scenes. Still, I've never made a movie, so why should I judge?
I've never made a movie because I realize I don't have the resources I'd need to make something I could be proud of. If someone wants to make something like this for fun, for themselves and their friends, more power to them. But, if they put it out for the general public to see, they have to expect that people will judge it.