Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


Appropriate Behaviour (2014) Poster

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.


6.6/10
3,490

Videos


Photos

  • Desiree Akhavan in Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
  • Desiree Akhavan in Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
  • Desiree Akhavan in Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
  • Desiree Akhavan and James C. Bristow in Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
  • Desiree Akhavan in Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
  • Desiree Akhavan in Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


27 November 2015 | SnoopyStyle
7
| nice indie debut
In Brooklyn, Shirin is lost after breaking up with her girlfriend Maxine. She's got a Masters in journalism but no job. Her Persian family doesn't know about her bisexuality. Her brother is annoyingly successful. Her boy-crazy friend Crystal recommends her to Ken (Scott Adsit) for a job teaching movie-making to kids but it turns out to be more like daycare. There are constant flashbacks to her relationship with Maxine as she tries to move on with other people.

At its heart, the movie is the traditional single-gal-in-the-city. Desiree Akhavan infuses it with a little bit of a Persian family and bisexuality which keeps it fresh. Her writing is pretty good especially for her theatrical debut. There are a couple of really good laughs. Buying a bra scene is really funny with Crystal's reactions. I also love her mother's reaction to her coming out. Desiree's acting is pretty good but not great. Overall, this is a nice little angsty indie and hopefully this is the start of an interesting new voice.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com