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]] Magnolia (1999) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by boglin on 2011-05-25 23:15:44.



luminum said:
This is a clear pass.

Linda and her doctor, Doctor Diane talk about her frustration at not being able to talk when she visits, and Dr. Diane tells her it's fine and that running out of her medication (Prozak) at a time like this can be difficult. Linda thanks her and leaves with the prescription.
Message posted on 2013-05-30 02:22:57
luminum said:
Also, Rose seeks out Claudia and bangs on her door. Claudia opens the door and calls her "Mommy" and Rose responds with her name as they hold each other while the frogs rain down from the sky and they reconcile.
Message posted on 2013-05-30 05:03:54
justin said:
The conversation between Linda and her doctor (she calls her "Doctor Diane") occurs around the 48:00 mark. I suppose one could argue it occurs within the context of her dying husband, but since he's not explicitly mentioned that seems kind of tenuous.

The scene between Rose and Claudia at (at 2:50:00) should also count despite being rather short and not having many words exchanged.

So it definitely passes 2 of 3 and passes 3 of 3 unless we're disqualifying both those scenes.
Message posted on 2013-08-22 02:28:48
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2020-12-09 08:51:02

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