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]] Aquamarine (2006) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by AT on 2012-06-09 18:11:55.



Nellie said:
Aquamarine definitely passes the test. There are quite a few conversations about men. HOWEVER, there are several that pass the test: Hailey and her mom Ginny talk about moving to Australia and leaving Claire behind; Claire and Hailey talk about the thunder storm, investigating what's in the pool and trying to bait it, about Aquamarine possibly being dangerous, getting Aquamarine new clothes, Hailey moving away/their friendship; Aquamarine talks to Hailey and Claire explaining that she's a mermaid/her powers, her tail and human feet, the ability to have human body/legs, about Hailey's mom being a biologist, Aquamarine spending the night in the water tank, types of earrings which humans and mermaids wear and being friends with them; Cecilia and Aquamarine talk about their names; Cecilia talks to Beth and Patty about Aquamarine being a mermaid.

I'm also pretty sure this movie fails the reverse test since there's only one brief conversations between two named male characters and it was about Claire.
Message posted on 2012-06-14 06:28:57
Zappin said:
Nellie is right: it passes. There are several conversations between all the named female protagonists that are not about and very plot related (Aquamarine's mermaid nature, Hailey moving to Australia, friendship, etc.)
Message posted on 2013-04-20 01:42:11
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2013-04-20 20:39:39

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