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]] The Other Woman (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Amanda on 2014-04-28 14:47:52.



Amanda said:
This movie has 3 women as the main characters. The regularly talk throughout the movie, but I think it's almost always about a man. I know they talk about business, and what to do after the divorce, but the common denominator is always a man. Anyone else who has seen this remember any scenes where they don't talk about men?
Message posted on 2014-04-28 14:47:52
Reese said:
If I recall correctly Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann's characters talk about her dog in multiple instances and then Kate Upton's character asks if she can smoke at some point. There's a also just a lot of general bickering in the movie, like when they're driving places. Do those count?
Message posted on 2014-05-06 19:55:50
Emily said:
Nicki Minaj's character and Cameron Diaz's character talk about working too hard. Nicki Minaj shares the comment that her mother says selfish people live longer.
Message posted on 2014-05-12 03:25:28
Tanner said:
I dont think this movie can be so easily judged by the Bechdel Test because of the fact that the cheating husband/boyfriend/lover is the entire plot and centerpiece of the entire movie, and while there are the scenes of them becoming friends and whatnot, you have to expect that the majority of conversations would be about the main plot device.
Message posted on 2014-05-12 11:01:00
Lilibeth said:
I disagree. There are various scenes in which the main female characters talk about their lives in general.
Message posted on 2014-05-28 02:32:47
Dale Visser said:
I think the movie passes the test technically, as others before me have stated. However, it fails the spirit of the test. The movie is ultimately very focused on these women's relationships with the same man.
Message posted on 2014-09-26 17:05:12
Alicia said:
The female characters are named and they have numerous conversations about things other than men. This rating should be 3/3. It passes.
Message posted on 2014-11-24 23:18:16
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-11-30 20:20:08
lucy said:
it passes as the three main characters do not always talk about men,as much as people like to think they do, women have other things they talk about, and this film shows that.
Message posted on 2016-10-19 12:14:56

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