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]] Knight and Day (2010) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by PurpleHighliter on 2010-07-14 14:22:05.



PurpleHighliter said:
There are three female characters (The main character played by Cameron Diaz, the CIA boss is a black woman, and the mother of the character played by Tom Cruise). Cameron Diaz' character interacts with both other women, but they talk about Tom's character.
Message posted on 2010-07-14 14:22:05
Herrmann disagreed with the rating and said:
(1) "It has to have at least two women in it"
I understand it like: A main- or side-character with a NAME. That's what counts. So the CIA boss is no woman in this meaning. She got no name in this movie.

In addition to the first comment there is also the sister of June, April, who is going to marry. Therefore they obviously talk about men.

Besides the test Knight and Day got a blimpish story- and characterline. June basically does what Roy commands. Two or three times she is knocked out by Roy, only for her safety, of course.
Message posted on 2010-07-26 09:21:12
O disagreed with the rating and said:
The CIA boss is credited as "Director George". In a movie where only about 5 of the characters are named, I think that ought to count.
Message posted on 2010-08-10 20:00:48
J disagreed with the rating and said:
Early in the movie, Cameron Diaz's character speaks to her character's sister about their late father's car.
Message posted on 2010-11-03 09:52:31
amelia said:
they talk about the car - but the fact that it was their father's car means that they are practically talking about him.

also - the way he keeps drugging her and changing her clothes - she gets mad at him once, but soon is back to wanting to make out with him. i guess she realised that her body belongs to him after all! yuck!!
Message posted on 2010-12-13 11:19:50
MLB forever disagreed with the rating and said:
There are 2 named characters, April and June, and they talk at least about :
1. selling the car, to buy an apartment. It's related to the wedding, yes, but it appears to me that the subject of the conversation is mainly about money...
2. during the wedding, April thanks her sister for all she has done for her during the past few years.

According to me, the movie passes. It definitely doesn't make it a feminist one, but it passes the test.
Message posted on 2011-09-30 10:11:11

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