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

[[3]] Ruby Sparks (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Chriplodocus on 2012-09-23 00:34:00.

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Chriplodocus said:
There are two conversations between women: Ruby telling Mabel that Calvin is her boyfriend, and Ruby apologising to Gertrude for Calvin's behaviour.
Message posted on 2012-09-23 00:34:01
Rae said:
Though it's only a slim pass, I think the 'tour of the house' scene between Gertrude and Ruby technically counts as a conversation about something other than a man. Sure, Gertrude mentions Mort, but they are really talking about the house.

www.hitfix.com/videos/ruby-sparks-calvins-mom-gives-ruby-a-house-tour
Message posted on 2013-03-01 17:18:55
Carmelita said:
I'm disappointed to realize it doesn't pass the test. Especially because it was written by a woman, Zoe Kazan.
Message posted on 2013-03-07 05:54:14
Sammy said:
Yeah, the house tour scene definitely counts. This movie passes.
Message posted on 2013-04-02 06:57:01
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2013-04-07 03:41:52
KateM said:
It just barely passes, but for a movie like this, that's kind of the point. She's his perfect manic pixiedreamgirl slave made just for him and he wants to cut her off from the outside world and it's influences.
Message posted on 2013-12-29 22:33:55

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