Saturday, January 31, 2015

Appropriate Behavior

Writer/Director Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior is a valiant first effort.

It concerns a narcissistic Iranian bi-sexual, with more of leaning toward lesbianism. 

There are moments of irony and fun, but not enough of them to make this as good as it could have been. 
Admittedly, it’s incredibly difficult to star in a production you’ve written and are directing.  That being said, I think Desiree would have been better off using another actress in the key role. 

As it is, the film moves forward as if there were caught by a giant rubber band against which it had to fight to overcome inertia.  There just wasn’t enough life in it to give it more than a 2+ out of 5.

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