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]] San Andreas (2015) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Dan on 2015-05-30 03:55:15.



Dan said:
Emma and Susan have an awkward conversation in the restaurant, before the first quake, where Susan recounts Emma's unfortunate life circumstances. Emma later addresses Susan as she's trying to get people to the roof; she does the same thing later on with Larissa, who is a waitress who appeared briefly.

Not a ton of women-talking-to-women here for sure, but the movie is mostly shouting anyway.
Message posted on 2015-05-30 03:55:15
Jennifer Bridge said:
Having just seen the movie I wouldn't have thought the movie would pass the test. Although it passes, the conversations were both minor and not plot significant. In fact the reason for the meeting was because Emma was moving in with Susan's brother so technically the conversation was about a man.
Message posted on 2015-06-04 21:40:41
Sasha Fox disagreed with the rating and said:
The conversation between Emma and Susan is based around the idea of her seeing if she's good enough for her brother to be in a relationship with. Even when Emma finds her daughter there isn't a conversation about how glad she is to find her, it's about the cute boy she just met.
Message posted on 2015-07-04 04:57:44
Fil said:
Disagree with Jennifer Bridge's statement about Susan and Emma's discussion being about a man. It was about looking for another person's acceptance of a decision.
Message posted on 2016-02-18 04:30:24
sadlilbi said:
technacly there's a moment when the mother and daughter are talking about a location, but its breif and I dont think it should count
Message posted on 2017-05-28 00:50:13

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