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]] God's Not Dead (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Dr. SpaceGoat on 2014-03-29 03:13:07.



Dr. SpaceGoat said:
No two women have a direct conversation.
Message posted on 2014-03-29 03:13:07
Jafo said:
I would disagree. There is a scene where one of the main characters talks to her mother (and her mothers nurse) and there is no mention of men (unless you count God as a man, which I have always had a problem with). It is not meaningful conversation since the woman has dementia, but it is a conversation.
Message posted on 2014-04-01 18:12:57
Jafo said:
I take it back. It does not appear that the mother is named in the movie.
Message posted on 2014-04-01 23:09:32
Brianne said:
Isn't there a scene where a random female student approaches the Middle Eastern girl, compliments her beauty, and says she wishes the girl didn't need to wear a hijab? The student isn't named, so I suppose it doesn't count.
Message posted on 2014-08-24 17:07:48
Samantha said:
I disagree with this rating. The journalist character Amy Ryan says to Korie Robertson (who is technically playing herself but is still a named character with scripted lines), “I am actually surprised to see you here. I thought you’d be home barefoot and pregnant.” And Korie responds back, “I haven’t been barefoot and pregnant in a really long time. I do kinda miss those days.” A male character is standing beside them, but Amy asks Korie a direct question and Korie responds back directly to Amy.

There are also many instances of named female characters speaking with unnamed female characters about a range of issues. However, those do not pass the bracketed section of the first rule.
Message posted on 2015-03-06 06:18:48
Tim Collins said:
God is a man, sorry.
Message posted on 2015-06-24 04:16:49
Andrew Mann said:
Re:Tim Collins.

god is not a man, neither is god a woman. god is spirit. god may be referred to by male pronouns and with the epithet of "father" but spirits don't have genitals. jesus was a man though, and they do talk about him somewhat in this movie.
Message posted on 2015-08-17 19:18:59
Linus said:
Disagree per Samantha, should be 3/3 for Amy and Korie.
Message posted on 2016-04-11 07:13:17
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2016-04-15 18:43:04

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