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 Machine (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by naty_neko on 2014-09-28 16:18:34.



naty_neko said:
I loved this movie. Lots of diverse female characters. There is a scene where Suri and The Machine seems to communicate with each other, but we can´t be sure of what they are talking about. And in one of the last scenes of the movies, Vincent´s daughter and The Machine talk to each other (and Mary seem to prefer talking to her "mother" rather than Vicent), but nothing is said that we can be sure if they are talking about Vincent or they are talking about something else.
Message posted on 2014-09-28 16:18:34
Joshua MacCallum-Stewart said:
I agree, very strong female characters, the future is seen as a matriarchal society, with the man in a more passive role, hinted at as being redundant. The end scene is tantilising in that The Machine talks about Suri but does not directly address her, it seems to symbolise a turning of tides in terms of masculine and feminine roles.
Message posted on 2015-03-29 00:29:18
Dianne disagreed with the rating and said:
This movie had only two female characters. One a mute 6 year old on screen for 2 minutes, and one woman, who is killed off very early in the movie. Robots do not have a gender just because they were made with boobs (and forced into contorted unnecessary full frontal, with wet floor humping, that served no purpose other than satisfying the 14 year old who must have made this movie) They are robots. The feminine roles the other reviewers are mentioning are the misogynistic patronizing ideals of femininity the writers (used very loosely) want, that only robots can provide them. Real women and realistic female characters would have depth and motivations of their own. This is the worst movie since The Life Aquatic.
Message posted on 2015-07-28 17:25:31

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