Appropriate Behavior

Appropriate Behavior
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit
  • UK release: 6 March 2015

Shirin (writer-director Akhavan) is a twentysomething Iranian-American bisexual woman, attempting to get a grip on the aftermath of her breakup with longterm girlfriend Maxine (Henderson). Akhavan's debut feature is an honest, hilarious and beautifully observed look at the things people do to distract themselves from their worries.

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Appropriate Behaviour

2 Mar 20154 stars

Hilarious, accomplished and idiosyncratic debut from Desiree Akhavan

Appropriate Behaviour is a beautifully observed breakup comedy told from the perspective of a Persian-American bisexual woman, living in Brooklyn, who is afraid to come out to her parents. Desiree Akhavan (recently seen in Lena Dunham’s Girls) writes…

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