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

[[2]] This Is Where I Leave You (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by Pikester on 2014-12-11 01:06:47.



Bob disagreed with the rating and said:
Tina Fey talks to her mom and not about men
Message posted on 2015-05-14 15:03:26
Michayla disagreed with the rating and said:
There are two moments when the mother and the daughter have a conversation. Tina Fey's character refers to her mother boobs and being quite comfortable when she lies in bed with Jane Fonda's character. Then she replies by saying "Yeah?". Later one when it is revealed that the mother has been having an affair with their female family friend (their neighbour) Tina Fey's character says "Why did you lie to us?" and Jane Fonda replies "I knew you wouldn't stay if I hadn't." in relation to the Shiva. The second time could be a fail as Tina refers to her and her brothers as "us" and the conversation is not exclusively between the two of them. It is also in relation to their father passing away. Though the first conversation should be enough to make it pass?
Message posted on 2015-05-24 02:44:36
D. Meador disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with the other commenters that the film technically qualifies. In addition, I think it also sort of meets the intent of the rule, if I may assume I understand it, in that there are many named women characters, who have a lot of dialogue. Yes, they talk mostly about men, but that's because the whole movie is about family and romantic relationships, and the men are always talking about the women, and the women are always talking about the men, including the father whose death has brought them together. So it is hardly a dudefest with women overlooked.
Message posted on 2015-10-11 19:23:25
E Farquharson disagreed with the rating and said:
Yes the film does technically qualify. as to "the intent of the rule", which Meador refers to, if you look at the amount of time the film passes the Bechdel test compared to the amount of time the film would pass the reverse Bechdel test (two guys talking about something besides a woman), the ratio would still be strongly on the reverse test's side.
Message posted on 2018-08-06 13:38:38

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