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]] Eat, Pray, Love (2010) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Sad Sadie on 2010-08-18 20:56:11.



Nicole said:
I think "Eat Pray Love" is a good movie for women. It shows a woman who makes her own choices, and men are affected by her choices not solely the other way around. She is open to love but wants to see the world and live. She refuses to stay in an unhappy marriage.
Message posted on 2011-06-10 15:47:15
Charlie disagreed with the rating and said:
This movie does not pass the Bechdel test. The women in the movie are obsessed with women's relationships to men and that is the only thing they talk about to each other. They managed to turn a story about a woman into a story about a bunch of dudes through their relationship to one woman. BS.
Message posted on 2011-06-26 07:31:56
Ana said:
I disagree with Charlie. There are several moments where two women talk about food, their children, their countries and religion. It may not be the best movie in the world, but if that is just what you saw, you really missed the overall meaning of the movie.
Message posted on 2012-01-17 14:12:42
Maria disagreed with the rating and said:
I have to agree with Charlie. There might be some conversations between female characters about topics other than men, but the focus on romance far outweighs any other topic. If the Bechdel test looked at the ratio of women talking about men vs. women talking about anything else, this movie would still fail pretty badly.
Message posted on 2014-02-11 15:30:47

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