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 Menu (2022) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by bri on 2022-10-05 13:28:32.



bri said:
the movie hasn't come out as of the time that i'm writing this but from the trailer there appears to be a couple of characters that are women, and i'm pretty sure our main character is margot which is a woman yas.
Message posted on 2022-10-05 13:28:32
Fiona said:
Okay I disagree with this. The four woman diners and a female chef sit around a table together during one course. I cannot remember their names but they were definitely named in the movie. The food critic discusses the chef opening her own restaurant.
Message posted on 2022-12-01 23:08:24
Alys said:
There is a part in the film where all the men are told to try and run away. The women all sit around a table and talk to a female chef about her cooking.
Message posted on 2022-12-05 16:52:17
Alex said:
All of the female guests speak with a female sous-chef and discuss her food and career. Erin and Elsa also speak in the kitchen.
Message posted on 2022-12-12 00:53:15
Taylor said:
It does pass the Bechdel test. Margot, the main character, has I think 3(?) scenes where she speaks with Elsa about other things. (Spoiler: they also have a fight scene). I mean it barely passes the test because it’s like two minutes of dialogue but alas.
Message posted on 2022-12-12 10:38:04
Carolyn said:
According to the Cherrypicks website, this did pass the Bechdel test. I believe there are two scenes that may have helped it pass: a scene in which the women (namely Margot, Katherine, and the wealthy women) eat while the men are chased and/or the scene where Margot and Elsa fight in Chef's house
Message posted on 2022-12-17 22:29:47
V said:
I've seen this movie and it passes all three tests. At about the 1 hour mark all the men go outside and the women inside talk about the quality of the food.
Message posted on 2022-12-18 23:38:21
Alex said:
There's multiple women in the cast, they definitely talk to each other about other things than a man
Message posted on 2022-12-22 16:37:02
Morgan said:
I think this one passes. There is the patron of the restaurant and the waitress. They speak to each other, and not about the men. I think they have names, I just don't remember them. :)
Message posted on 2022-12-22 19:34:09
Jack said:
Several women talk to each other during the sixth course, in addition to brief exchanges throughout. This passes all 3 tests.
Message posted on 2023-01-05 05:13:20
Ssandro said:
When the men in the restaurant get a chance to escape while being followed by the staff, the women get to sit together and talk. Feels kinda forced, but it's not the only scene. As Margot and Elsa speak a little when Margot has to bring a barrel to the kitchen.
Message posted on 2023-01-06 19:46:49
Ben said:
There are multiple scenes with multiple names women characters discussing not men. The largest being Margot Lillian Anne and felicity asking the sous chef Katharine for their lives. Or Margot and Elisa fighting over whether Margot is replacing her in the social hierarchy.
Message posted on 2023-01-12 03:26:39
wasp said:
It has seven named women, and all talk to each other throughout the movie about the food and various other non-man related things. They all share a meal together and talk about various things other than men about an hour into the movie
Message posted on 2023-01-12 21:54:21
Jacob Bennett said:
Women talk to each other and not about a man. There is a scene
Message posted on 2023-01-13 20:07:37
Nat said:
Not sure about the third condition. But there's a part where all female characters end up at the same table and talk to each other.
Message posted on 2023-01-14 00:45:26
Coop said:
The Menu definitely passes the Bechdel Test. Just past the hour mark, some named women (Margot, Felicity, Katherine, Lillian, etc.) eat together at a table and discuss the food among other topics.
Message posted on 2023-01-15 06:30:15
Samantha said:
Elsa and Margot talk to each other, if I remember correctly it is not about a man.
Message posted on 2023-01-15 12:34:38
Noah said:
Katherine, Lillian, Margot, Felicity, and Anne all talk about the "Man's Folly" dish, and Lillian offers Katherine her own restaurant.
Message posted on 2023-01-15 23:56:31
Tian said:
There's a scene in the middle of the movie where Katherine the sous chef talks about the concept of the Menu to the women patrons, all of whom are named. Lillian even attempts to bribe Katherine with a restaurant in exchange for their life. There are a few men that get mentioned at the beginning of the conversation but the topic clearly moves away from the men.
Message posted on 2023-01-17 07:53:04
matt said:
There are multiple named women who talk to eachother multiple times about a variety of subjects that aren’t men
Message posted on 2023-01-17 20:15:01
Ana said:
The movie pass the test, there's a part of the film were all the female guests (who are all named) dine with the sous-chef Katherine keller and they talk about multiple things such as the course, if they are all dying and the possibility of Katherine opening herself a restaurant question which is asked by the character Anne played by Judith Light
Message posted on 2023-01-19 02:16:28
jace said:
Margot and Elsa talk to each other about all sorts of stuff throughout the film. Pretty sure it passes.
Message posted on 2023-01-19 12:27:15
Trinity said:
It passes the bechdel test
Message posted on 2023-01-19 23:27:55
Liz said:
There were female named characters (Margot, the protagnist, all the other diners and some staff) and they spoke to eachother about something other than a man (the food, if they were all gonna die) during the sixth course of the meal.
Message posted on 2023-01-21 15:34:41
Dorian said:
They have an entire scene where the women in the movie talk to eachother when their male counterparts are trying to fend for themselves in the woods, it was hilarious and definitely passed the bechdel test.
Message posted on 2023-01-23 12:48:05
Me said:
It has to have at least two [named] women in it - it did, Margot and Elsa and Lilian and Katherine to name a few

Who talk to each other - yes, Elsa talked to Margot very early but there were multiple times women talked to woman

About something besides a man - there was a whole scene just with the women talking to and about Katherine and her dish
Message posted on 2023-01-27 04:33:37
Jimmy Jeff Joe said:
There are multiple named female characters, and they talk to and about the sous-chef getting them off the island, and about the food.
Message posted on 2023-01-27 07:37:52
Michael said:
This movie passes all three tests.

Two named female characters, Margot and Elsa, have a conversation. Part of the conversation is about a man, but much of it is about the two women. The conversation begins by Elsa asking Margot "do you think you're special?"
Message posted on 2023-01-27 19:27:18
Fynn-Lennardt Metzler said:
In the middle of the movie when all the women sit together alone they talk a bit about the food and then Margo talks about who she really is.
So the Movie definitely passes the test.
Message posted on 2023-01-27 21:39:24
Hex said:
The movie passes the test. There is a scene in which all women guests are eating together at one table with chef Katherine. Lilian, Margot and Felicity are talking about the dish and praising her.
Message posted on 2023-01-28 01:23:34
Amy said:
Several of the named female characters sit around a table together and discuss something other than a man. There are several other instances where two named female characters discuss something other than a man throughout.
Message posted on 2023-01-28 17:20:51
Madi said:
I just watched it the other day and I swear in the scene where margo and the chef lady are fighting they arent talking about a man?
Message posted on 2023-01-28 19:19:28
C&C said:
There is a scene that features an entire course for just the women, where Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy), Lillian (Janet McTeer), Anne (Judith Light), Felicity (Aimee Carrero), and the Chef Katherine Keller (Christina Brucato) discuss a number of topics that don't all involve men, including the quality of the course Katherine cooked, Lillian helping her open a restaurant, the deadly finale being Katherine's idea, and the real identity of Margot.
Message posted on 2023-02-02 03:42:37
Will said:
The Menu passes all 3.

1. Slightly less than half of the credited cast are women; all are named.
2. There is a scene in which all of the female diners share a dish at one table with the sous chef -- also a woman -- who created it
3. discussing ... not men, but I don't want to give any spoilers.

Frankly no one comes off looking good here, but the men are particularly loathsome and get skewered for it regularly.
Message posted on 2023-02-02 21:29:29
steve said:
ive seen it and there's more than 2 women and they talk to each other about different things than men
Message posted on 2023-02-03 20:20:32
alex said:
haven't read a review but yeah, they have some women in it and they talk to each other about something besides men !
Message posted on 2023-02-03 21:03:28
James said:
It passes all three. Every woman except random background line cooks are named. During one scene they are all gathered inside together where they discuss "The Menu".
Message posted on 2023-02-08 22:00:16
hans said:
Literally a whole scene where the men are chased off while the women sit down to eat and drink and discuss things, most notably Lillian talking to sous chef Katherine about starting her own restaurant.
Message posted on 2023-02-11 11:48:04
A. Mann said:
Actually it passes all 3 tests. Several women are involved in a discussion with each other about a topic other than a man.
Message posted on 2023-02-16 00:56:44
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2023-02-16 08:27:10

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