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]] Begin Again (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Jonathan on 2014-07-07 02:51:02.



Jonathan said:
Greta and Violet discuss modesty and shopping, although the conversation starts off with them discussing a boy crush that Violet has. Later on in the film, they also say goodbye to each other after the album party, with Violet expressing gratitude to Greta for all that she's done for her.
Message posted on 2014-07-07 02:51:02
Judy disagreed with the rating and said:
I really wish this movie passed the test because it's so great. There was a lot of potential for Greta and Violet's relationship, but honestly, that conversation about shopping was really about shopping to get noticed by boys. Doesn't count. And mutually saying thank you doesn't count either to me because it's not substantive and did not advance the plot.
Message posted on 2015-08-14 20:57:43
Dwij said:
Greta also invites Violet to play guitar with her band which includes men as well as women.
Message posted on 2016-01-08 03:42:47
amy disagreed with the rating and said:
Although they talk about clothes and modesty it is in regards to impressing a guy so therefore I don't think this passes.
The thanking for all her help a) doesn't add to the plot and b) is I think in regards to a man, not necessarily love interest but maybe father too.

The point Dwij made about inviting to play in the band, not to be fussy but there wasn't actually any conversation, just a eye/head action - they don't really discuss it
Message posted on 2016-04-03 20:57:14

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