Clever from the opening scene to the closing credits, 'Appropiate Behavior', written, directed, and starring newcomer Desiree Akhavan is the best film from a novice filmmaker in quite some time. Akhaven has a Seinfeld-esque quality to her humor and Baumbacian feel to her directing. The film is not linear. Even the flashbacks are not in order, but the movie is seamless in telling a story and transitioning from past to present.
Akhavan is able to handle complex issues delicately. From dating to sexuality to exploring boundaries, 'Appropriate Behavior' is not for the closed-minded or the conservative. Films of this nature have been done, yet the ones that stand out are unique. This is a masterpiece from start to finish. Final Score 9.3/10