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]] Fast Five (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Moose on 2011-05-03 06:09:19.



Moose said:
Mia and Vince's wife talk about her being pregnant.
Message posted on 2011-05-03 06:09:20
Molly W. disagreed with the rating and said:
I don't speak Portuguese, but the subtitle was "Does he know?" (i.e., does Brian know Mia is pregnant). Technically, I think that's a conversation about a man.
Message posted on 2011-05-04 03:01:35
jimstoic disagreed with the rating and said:
The fact that you referred to her as "Vince's wife" demonstrates the problem. And I agree with Molly: the conversation (really just a sentence) was about a man. It's a bummer, because this film has three bigger women's roles, and those women don't talk to each other at any point, that I know of.
Message posted on 2011-05-04 06:44:33
Jordan disagreed with the rating and said:
I think it only hits 1/3. Vince's wife isn't a named character, so her conversation with Mia doesn't count. There are three central, named character, but they never speak to each other.
Message posted on 2011-05-19 17:31:14
Array disagreed with the rating and said:
Vince's wife is named(Rosa), but I agree with the previous posters that the conversation topic is questionable for being about a topic other than a man.
Message posted on 2011-06-17 09:05:41
j disagreed with the rating and said:
A question about what a man knows is about a man.
Message posted on 2011-07-08 04:50:28
Michael Leuchtenburg disagreed with the rating and said:
Yeah, that definitely doesn't count. It's a question about what a man knows.
Message posted on 2011-07-25 20:26:33
Victor disagreed with the rating and said:
Rosa was definitely a named character. A minor character but a named character nonetheless that did have some significance to the plot. However, as the others have said, all of the conversations between her and Mia were about men.
Message posted on 2011-07-27 06:00:18
Niki said:
Do we forget that Mia and Rosa are not the only women in the movie? Mia and Giselle discuss the driving for the heist in the movie. Also Giselle was an integral part of the movie.
Message posted on 2011-10-21 19:47:14
JD disagreed with the rating and said:
No way this passes. We were watching this one with the Bechdel Test in mind. At times, it even seems to go out of its way to fail the test. For example, at the end of the film, when Elena and Dominic visit Mia and Brian on at the beach house, the men and women split off to different areas and have their own conversation. We see that Elena and Mia are talking, but we don't hear what they're saying. Instead, we're treated to another lazy conversation between the guys about the value of family.
Message posted on 2012-04-25 15:52:54
Ozzel disagreed with the rating and said:
I don't give this one a pass, either. The previously discussed scenes between Rosa and Mia are about Nico and then Brian. Then, as JD brought up, there's the one at the end that is completely inaudible and is simply a backdrop Brian and Dom's conversation. But there's one in between that hasn't been been mentioned, although I still wouldn't count it. It's when everyone is loading back into the armored car after the shootout, and Elena's at the wheel. The dialogue is as follows:

Elena: We're good?

Mia: Yeah, let's go, let's go!

It's debatable whether Elena is specifically addressing Mia or if she just happens to respond because she's the one who makes it to the front seat. And I believe the car consists of two women and four dudes, so even if you consider two lines "talking to each other," it's still about a group of mostly men.
Message posted on 2015-03-29 23:18:23
Nigel said:
This movie does pass, barely, but not in the conversation cited for the reasons given. Instead when the family learns that Mia is pregnant Gisele and Mia have the following exchange:

Gisele: “Congratulations!”

Mia: “Thank you.”

Gisele: “Oh my God.”

Mia: “Thank you so much.”
Message posted on 2020-01-16 02:15:13

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