Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

Appropriate Behaviour (2014)

Director Desiree Akhavan

Writer Desiree Akhavan (screenplay)

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year 2014

Actors Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

IMDB : 6.7 (2,499 votes)


Description For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't know she's bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can't understand why she doesn't tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother's betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.


  • Charlotte Fitzgerald 2016-12-30 21:36:39
    good movie
  • Narayanni Maldonado 2016-12-02 05:36:42
    Fucking loved this movie, my kind of comedy x) good, good.
  • O soida 2016-10-22 07:49:20
    chick's Iranian? more like Canadian.
  • robo931 2016-09-10 03:40:57
    This is a wannabe Kissing Jessica Stein only much, much worse. The main character has zero redeeming qualities, is not interesting in the least, and is quite unlikable. What a terrible waste of time unless you're also an unsuccessful hipster loser who blames the world for having such a shitty outlook on life. The only difference is the actress/writer/director made a moderate amount of money from this movie while real hipsters are generally poor.
  • C W 2016-08-11 04:27:54
    Funny and cute, but highly overrated! It aways gets an extra star because it deals with the gay lifestyle. Properly rated on its true theatrical merits... maybe ~ 3.5 stars.
  • Honey Drippin Off Your Spoon 2016-07-23 20:21:45
    I enjoyed this movie, but in trying to represent every version of women's sexuality/identity spread it a little thin. But the movie was great in expressing issues of suppressing our sexuality. The very best part was the scene where the sales woman talks smack about her ex to up sell her on a bra. Flat chested women unite! Hilarious!
  • Massimo Cencig 2016-04-08 19:04:18
    This is a masterpiece, but the trailer can't even remotely give back the atmosphere and the rhytm of the screenplay, that's why many jokes seem dull, only because they're out of the context.
  • Darius Ashkani 2016-04-03 12:48:36
    Shit movie
  • jamicaman900 2016-04-02 21:54:44
    Congratulations to Miss Akhavan it was awesome movie specially the choice of ice flower song
  • greenviolets1 2016-01-16 22:44:39
    this looks good
  • Edwin Montesinos 2016-01-09 04:48:04
    There are many "jokes" on the trailer that doesn't really work (like "I hate many things too"). And it has terrible acting.
  • Jenny L 2016-01-01 20:56:15
    "I hate so many things too" my new pick up line
  • Arty Von Sniff 2015-12-09 02:54:21
    I wanted to like this film, but it was just a half-baked vanity project that didn't go anywhere.
  • xTheOxx 2015-11-26 19:41:12
    Attracted to the opposite sex = straight Attracted to the same sex = gay Attracted to yourself = bi
  • starkid77 2015-11-13 04:59:36
    i watched this and it was as amazing as the trailer said, seriously enthralling movie, so real it hurt.
  • Judas Iscariot 2015-11-06 13:37:43
    You can tell this film was written by someone with self-esteem issues from the first sentence of the trailer. No human being speaks that way unless they're desperate for approval.
  • Fred H Holman 2015-10-05 22:36:18
    I want to watch it. lol
  • das weird 2015-09-27 23:34:02
    I LOVE THIS MOVIE!! It was funny & depressing, just great, I didn't want it to end :( Does anyone know of any similar moives?
  • Grayzone 2015-08-28 04:42:52
    This trailer makes it look so much more lighthearted and comical than it is. Don't get me wrong it's funny as fuck, but it's also super depressing and uncomfortably awkward and authentic. Seriously one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Loved it.
  • Anthony Manchester 2015-07-13 08:56:43
    Terrible movie created with a political agenda in mind. I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a Persian anymore because there is no Persia. It's obviously used to replace "Iranian." They don't want to be honest because it might scare people away. A terrible movie with no substance, no meat, just a weak story line to push an agenda

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