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Appropriate Behavior (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,912Details
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  8. Trailer


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.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 16th, 2015 (Limited) by Gravitas Ventures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, LGBT
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parkville Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Rebecca Henderson    Maxine
Halley Feiffer    Crystal
Scott Adsit    Ken
Arian Moayed    Ali
Anh Duong    Nasrin
Hooman Majd    Mehrdad
Aimee Mullins    Sasha
Chris Baker    Ted
Robyn Rikoon    Marie
Kelly McAndrews    Lingerie Shop Proprietress

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Production and Technical Credits

Desiree Akhavan    Screenwriter
Cecilia Frugiuele    Producer
Katie Mustard    Executive Producer
Olivier Kaempfer    Executive Producer
Miren Maranon    Production Designer
Sara Shaw    Editor
Josephine Wiggs    Composer
Chris Teague    Cinematographer
Allison Twardziak    Casting Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/16 60 $19,114   11 $1,738   $19,114 1
2015/01/23 76 $3,495 -82% 3 $1,165   $34,979 2
2015/01/30 78 $1,908 -45% 1 $1,908   $38,279 3
2015/02/06 85 $2,945 +54% 2 $1,473   $42,128 4
2015/02/13 85 $2,286 -22% 1 $2,286   $45,615 5
2015/02/20 89 $76 -97% 1 $76   $46,912 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/16 58 $31,484   11 $2,862   $31,484 1
2015/01/23 77 $4,887 -84% 3 $1,629   $36,371 2
2015/01/30 83 $2,812 -42% 1 $2,812   $39,183 3
2015/02/06 85 $4,146 +47% 2 $2,073   $43,329 4
2015/02/13 88 $3,507 -15% 1 $3,507   $46,836 5

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