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'Appropriate Behavior' an uneven but fun dating adventure
'Appropriate Behavior' an uneven but fun dating adventure

"Appropriate Behavior" is a kind of Iranian American-bisexual "Annie Hall" crossed with an episode or two of HBO's "Girls." And, as the feature writing-directing-acting debut of the delightfully deadpan and strikingly pretty Desiree Akhavan, that's mostly a good thing. One just wishes this boldly funny hipster comedy was a bit more skillfully structured and evenly paced to maximize its many assets. Akhavan plays Shirin, a wry, not unadventurous Brooklynite who breaks up with her live-in girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson). It's a bitter split and, as we see in a slew of nonlinear flashbacks, their relationship, despite proclamations of...

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