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

[[1]] The Homesman (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by jspage on 2014-12-15 01:15:55.



jspage said:
There is at least one scene where two women talk to each other about something other than a man -- Gro Svendsen talking to her mother about sweeping the floor, but the mother is not a named character. Mary Bee Cuddy talks to the two young girls, but they are not named either (and not technically "women"). Mary Bee may talk to the two older ladies in the early scene when she volunteers to take the three women to Iowa, but I'm doubtful that she did talk TO them. And I'm not sure they have names (if they did, I don't remember their names).
Message posted on 2014-12-15 01:15:55
max disagreed with the rating and said:
It passes at least 2 of the three tests. Mary Bee Cuddy is talking to the women in the church. And I'm quite sure, that they have names. I'm sure Mrs. Cuddy is adressing them by name when she is talking to them.
They are talking about the journey. And that the men have no guts to make it.
I'm not remembering the names of the two women.
Message posted on 2014-12-16 08:45:38
Joan said:
As I heard from others, who saw the movie, the way the moviemakers treat the main character is horrible. There is way too much emphasis on her desire to marry, and ... well, I don't want to spoil the movie for those who still want to see it, but if you use the test to determine whether the movie is feminist ... the end is quite disappointing from a feminist point of view.
Message posted on 2015-01-05 19:28:19

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