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]] Matilda (1996) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by neil on 2009-07-13 10:40:36.



Renee said:
This is one of the few movies that really pass the test with flying colors. There's even a scene in which father and son discuss something that does not revolve around Matilda.
Message posted on 2010-09-22 17:40:27
Kendra P said:
Matilda is an excellent example of the Bechdel Test because not only do the characters have depth, but A) it's a chidlren's movie and B) the main theme described is the love of knowledge and reading. The most powerful scene for me was when Matilda's mother and Ms. Honey argue over whether marriage and schooling are more important.
Definitely a great movie to watch AND feel good about!
Message posted on 2013-03-20 17:29:06
Pastell said:
This one is an easy pass. A notable scene involves an entire conversation between Agatha Trunchbull and Jenny Honey about Matilda - there's a very brief mention of Matilda's father, but otherwise it's a perfect example of a Bechdel-passing scene.
Message posted on 2016-10-12 20:53:27

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