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]] Silver Linings Playbook (2012) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Chuck on 2013-01-10 15:53:48.



Chuck said:
The movie is all about Bradley Cooper's character. The entire movie is either spent focused on him or focused on characters talking about him. There are definitely moments where two women talk to each other, but since no conversation in the film isn't about Bradley Cooper's character, it's about him.
Message posted on 2013-01-10 15:53:48
Nadia said:
The film passes, though not strongly.

Tiffany & Veronica speak to each other at the dinner party about each other. Veronica asks her if she's not allowed to brag about her younger sister being a good dancer, and Tiffany responds by talking about their personalities. This scene passes the film unquestionably.
Message posted on 2013-01-10 22:08:09
Zennikku said:
At the dinner party where Pat meets Tiffany, Veronica and Tiffany have a fight after Tiffany says she's tired and wants to leave. Since their discussion is about their personal issues, the movie passes all three criteria.
Message posted on 2013-01-12 19:34:42
Bob said:
Tiffany (played by Jennifer Lawrence) talks to Veronica (played by Julia Stiles)during their dinner party about the decor of the house, the i pod port, and about Tiffany's desire to leave before dinner was finished.
Message posted on 2013-01-13 00:03:37
Caitlin said:
Yup, I agree with Nadia, Zennikku, and Bob. I think it passes, albeit by the skin of its teeth.
Message posted on 2013-02-25 16:48:42
luminum said:
There are a ton of movies listed as passes that have gotten by with much slimmer dialogue. Tiffany and Veronica talk substantially, by comparison.

It's a clear pass.
Message posted on 2013-03-17 22:53:37
Ashley said:
Definitely passes
Message posted on 2013-03-18 23:30:54
rekette said:
I also think that this film passes all three tests. The sisters' conversation says it all, literally.
Message posted on 2013-04-30 16:01:43
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2013-04-30 19:16:56

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