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

[[1]] 3 Days to Kill (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by James on 2014-02-22 16:51:14.

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James said:
The movie has three major female characters. Ethan's wife and daughter Christine and Zoey, and his vampy female boss Vivi. They never talk to each other.

The movie plays like a misogyny yo-yo diet. When the audience is introduced to Vivi she seems completely normal, but in her scenes with Ethan she becomes a Robert Rodriguez character without the meta-humor. I waited the whole movie for some kind of explanation and didn't get it.

The movie may seem to have its heart in the right place with Zoe and Christine. But then it'll do something like that attempted rape scene.

The movie otherwise avoids the typical cliche of the wife and daughter being kidnapped, the twist on where that would usually happen in this kind of movie is one of the few memorable things about it.

Message posted on 2014-02-22 16:51:14

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