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]] Nowhere Boy (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Jeanette King on 2014-02-09 04:00:38.



Jeanette King said:
This movie is a biopic about the adolescent life of John Lennon so the focus is, understandably, on him, but also on the two main women in his life: his mother, Julia, and his aunt Mimi (who raised him). There is one scene with Julia and Mimi talking to each other in a tea shop. While it's mainly a monologue on Mimi's part, it's definitely an interaction between the two. From memory the dialogue goes something like: Mimi: Have you ordered already? Julia: Tea. (That's the sum total, I think of the 'conversation'). Then Mimi says, 'I was always right about John, but I wasn't always right about everything else.' (Pause, Julia is looking at Mimi but doesn't say anything back). Mimi: 'I love you'. Another pause. Mimi: I've always loved you, you know that'. So, does it pass, I think, barely.
Message posted on 2014-02-09 04:00:38

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