Appropriate Behaviour

Appropriate Behaviour

Appropriate Behaviour

Desiree Akhavan leads this Brooklyn-set romantic comedy that she also wrote and directed, following a young woman attempting to balance her three identities: ideal Persian daughter, empowered bisexual and twentysomething hipster. She’s not doing either of them well…

2014Rating: MA15+86 minsUK
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Frequently tests audience patience with its relentless deadpan affectlessness and insistence on leaving no Brooklyn cliche unmined.

Time Out

Time Out

press

For all the brazen charms of this warm, funny debut, though, its quieter moments signal a profundity that’s really worth getting excited about.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A little bit different from the norm, and that – for now – is promising enough.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Very funny, even while it’s also being real and heartfelt.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Has its share of neurotic charms and funny one-liners, but it’s too tentative about digging into its identity conflicts -- sexual or cultural.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not all of it works but it does breeze along, thanks to its likable characters and dry wit.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Frequently tests audience patience with its relentless deadpan affectlessness and insistence on leaving no Brooklyn cliche unmined.

Time Out

Time Out

press

For all the brazen charms of this warm, funny debut, though, its quieter moments signal a profundity that’s really worth getting excited about.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A little bit different from the norm, and that – for now – is promising enough.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Very funny, even while it’s also being real and heartfelt.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Has its share of neurotic charms and funny one-liners, but it’s too tentative about digging into its identity conflicts -- sexual or cultural.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not all of it works but it does breeze along, thanks to its likable characters and dry wit.

3.0

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