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]] I Give it a Year (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Rachel L. on 2014-03-11 03:43:24.

Reviews

Comments

Rachel L. said:
Test 1 (pass). Multiple named female characters. Nat (main character), Naomi (Nat's friend), Chloe (Nat's husband's ex girlfriend and current friend), Helen (Nat's coworker), and Clare (Nat's coworker). Test 2 (pass) there is a lot of conversing between all the female characters. Test 3 (pass) Although the female characters spend a majority of their time talking about men, the first conversation there is between women is with Nat, Helen and Clare.

Helen: So was it a dream?
Nat: Well, we ticked every wedding box. Cake. Sweaty Uncle’s dancing to Queen. People we thought were dead flying in from Canada. It was very wedding-y.
Clare: It’s so romantic. Just like a Hugh Grant Film.
Nat: It was amazing, wasn’t it? Did you like the flowers? We…
Helen: I’m sorry, but can we do this at lunch?
Nat: Right. Absolutely Helen. Ruthlessly efficient, as always, we should not be talking about (British accent, didn’t catch the word she said) on company time.
Clare: No.
Nat: What’s the story?
Helen: While you were on your holiday, I took the initiative and started gathering ideas for Guy Harrap. He’s taken over his father’s industrial solvent and bleach empire. You weren’t here, but he basically wants solvents and bleach to be sexy.
Clare: F*** off.
A call from Nat’s husband interrupts the conversation then the women start talking about how attractive Guy is.

Other conversations topics include: married life, work, fashion (ballet flats, lingerie), past relationships and vacations.

A lot of the conversation is peppered with "man talk" or the subject of marriage so it can be hard to distinguish this 3rd category.

I think "I Give it a Year" passed the Bechdel test with flying colors - minus some discrepancy with conversation content.
Message posted on 2014-03-11 03:43:24
Nellie said:
I think there was a glitch in posting, because, like the poster says, there are many named female characters (including Nat, a main character) who talk about stuff other than men.
Message posted on 2014-03-11 18:11:42
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-03-11 19:53:30

> Add comment

> Add review


Back to the list.

Privacy policy