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]] Philomena (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by NaB on 2013-11-29 19:38:16.



zeitgeist said:
I love this movie, but depending on how strictly you apply #3 it may be a closer call than one would think: nearly all of the female-female conversations are about Phil's son (i.e. a man) or his father (a young man). Although presumably talking about one's grown son is not the kind of "about a man" that the intent of the test would necessarily exclude.
Message posted on 2014-01-05 04:53:11
Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo said:
It's not that much of a close call - several of the dialogs between Philomena and the nuns (all named) also involve religion and themselves, especially on the flashbacks, so even if someone is strict on what classifies as "talking about a man", it would still pass due to this other parts.
Message posted on 2014-02-15 19:16:48

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