/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
This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Lily on 2012-10-14 14:16:19.
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They are all defined by their relationships to the male characters: wife, girlfriend, dog walker, girlfriend/lover, and lover, respectively.
None of them ever meet or converse with each other.
The character of Hans (Christopher Walken) brings up the fact that the women in Marty's (Colin Farrell) script, and indeed the movie itself, aren't "real women"; they don't do much of anything and then get killed. Marty says something about it being a tough world for women and that he isn't interested in writing for women.
Billy (Sam Rockwell) says, "You can't let the animals die in a movie. Just the women."