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]] Groundhog Day (1993) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2008-07-31 22:33:31.



neil said:
Rita talks to Nancy about Phil.
Message posted on 2008-07-31 22:33:31
EKatz disagreed with the rating and said:
Where does Rita talk to Nancy about Phil? Basically Larry introduces the two women, who say 'hi' simultaneously to each other, then Rita turns to Larry and asks him something about the party and if they should contact Phil. Nancy then jumps in and says, "Phil Connors? He's already at the party" And Rita says nothing. They move on. This isn't a conversation between two women.

I think this movie passes one of the three tests.
Message posted on 2013-07-19 13:53:35
robert e g black said:
the Rita/Nancy exchange certainly does not qualify as a conversation, as Ekatz pointed out. However the old ladies in the car do have a "conversation" about their flat tire... assuming a conversation only needs to involve a handful of lines back and forth.
Message posted on 2013-12-02 06:02:20
robert e g black said:
BUT, those old ladies are not "named" characters, so maybe not
Message posted on 2013-12-02 07:47:41
robert e g black said:
addendum: the old ladies have names in the final revision of the script: gertie, ruby and sara
Message posted on 2015-08-21 22:18:18
Leo disagreed with the rating and said:
Very tenuous rating disagreement, but when Phil introduces Rita to Debbie Kleiser (the woman getting married) in the diner, Rita says “lovely ring” to which Debbie replies “thanks” while Phil drags Rita away. I think this might just barely pass the test, although it’s only two lines and it’s related to marriage.
Message posted on 2021-06-06 19:04:40

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