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]] Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Michael on 2008-12-20 21:34:38.



Michael said:
Although many conversations between women in the film revolve around men, there are also conversations about other things, for instance between Vicky, Cristina and Judy. So, all three Bechdel test criteria are fulfilled.
Message posted on 2008-12-20 21:34:38
neil said:
According to the above linked review,
Vicky Cristina Barcelona fails [the Bechdel] test in the most frustrating way possible. Occasionally, the female characters do have conversations about life and art and architecture. We know this because the omnipresent narrator describes what they are talking about, rather than let Vicky, Cristina, or María Elena actually speak directly to each other. When they do speak to each other, they are talking about men.

I've updated the score to reflect this (from 3 to 2 passes)
Message posted on 2009-02-25 09:46:50
neil said:
Updated score once again, back to 3 passes. Thanks Bettina for letting me know it does pass: Penelope Cruz's character talks to Scarlett Johanssen's character about her talent for photography and Patricia Clarkson's character talks to Rebecca Hall's character about what her life would have been like if she hadn't married, and about Penelope Cruz's character.
Message posted on 2009-03-30 07:12:12
Alex said:
Passes technically but not in spirit.
Message posted on 2013-07-27 15:25:50

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