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Appropriate Behavior Reviews

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February 25, 2016
Appropriate Behavior marks a strong first-time effort for the director, and establishes her ability as both a filmmaker and as an actress with considerable screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 3, 2016
Ms. Akhavan shows promise as an assured director, a talented writer and an interesting actress.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2016
What seems most promising about Akhavan's directing talent is her very specific eye.
January 2, 2016
The terrific film captures, among other things, the terror of trying to get back into the dating scene when you don't really fit into any scene.
December 18, 2015
This deeply flawed debut is worth checking out. Akhavan is definitely one to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2015
The movie doesn't seem to be up to anything larger than an amiable slice of urban life, and it doesn't need to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2015
If the lead character in Girls were a bisexual Iranian woman trying to navigate modern life in hipsterish Brooklyn ... it might come out something like Appropriate Behavior...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 20, 2015
It's a film offering us a rare perspective and highlighting why having female, LGBTQ, and minority perspectives as a whole are so woefully missed and so entirely necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 16, 2015
It is admittedly another entry into the hip New York twenty-something subgenre. It is also, however, a frank and very funny debut from an interesting new talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2015
[Akhavan is] a whiz at writing characters whose life seems to extend beyond their brief screentime.
March 11, 2015
There's an engaging, indie sense of emotional flux in writer-director Desiree Akhavan's feature debut ... and a very funny script indeed behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2015
There's no denying that Appropriate Behaviour is often good fun with a handful of truly great sequences, but as a film it's anything but consistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 8, 2015
Despite its navel-gazing tendencies, this retains a spicily frank comedic edge, laced with the kind of bitingly quotable epithets you'll wish you'd thought of yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2015
Tall, dark and drily funny.
March 6, 2015
The writer-director-star Desiree Akhavan's lesbian romcom is well observed and often very witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2015
Unconventional but rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 6, 2015
Akhavan has limbs like Miranda Hart and, at times, seems as desperate to please. Yet she's got real charisma. When she stops trying so hard, the film soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2015
Akhavan achieves a near-perfect blend of satirical jaundice and naked delight in all things bohemian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2015
The female-fronted confessional comedy is given a Middle Eastern twist in writer/director Desiree Akhavan's sharply penned feature debut, in which she also stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2015
Appropriate Behaviour has an indulgent, slightly precious autobiographical feel - but it is funny, risky and in exhilaratingly bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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