Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[2]] To Rome With Love (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Weldon on 2012-07-17 13:35:22.

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Weldon said:
Like many Woody Allen movies, this has a lot of interactions between female characters, but always about men. As a caveat there were a couple of conversations between women in Italian, which I don't speak, which by the stage business seemed pretty clearly to be about a male character, but I can't be sure.
Message posted on 2012-07-17 13:35:24
Martin disagreed with the rating and said:
The character of Milly speaks to an famous actress (in Italian), and tells her how much she admires her and that the watched all her movies when she was a child.
Message posted on 2012-07-25 17:02:55
Daniel Hofverberg disagreed with the rating and said:
Martin is correct. In one of the Italian-language scenes, Milly speaks with the actress Pia Fusari, and although their conversation isn't long or particularly deep, it does pass as their conversation is not about a man.

So this film should be updated to pass 3 of 3 tests.
Message posted on 2013-01-16 15:07:01
Gaith disagreed with the rating and said:
Martin is correct. Also, there may have been a bit in which the mothers of the engaged couple discussed an appetizer that also passes, but mainly that scene with the actress is a clear pass.

Still, a totally crummy movie from the gender equality perspective.
Message posted on 2013-03-16 21:16:52

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