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]] Side Effects (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by KaKirsten on 2013-02-20 01:52:19.



KaKirsten said:
This movie barely passes the test, but I still think it does due to the conversation Emily (Rooney Mara) has with Kayla (Mamie Gummer) about anti-depressants at the boat party. Emily also discusses things that aren't exactly Martin, although tangentially related to him, with both her boss and Martin's mother, although both women are listed as unnamed on IMDB, and I don't remember if names were used in the movie.
Message posted on 2013-02-20 01:52:19
Bill said:
Having seen the movie yesterday, I came here to see if anybody agrees that it passes the bechdel test.
Message posted on 2013-03-12 22:02:51
Emma said:
She also talks to her boss about pills and their side effects after her boss finds her throwing up in the bathroom.
Message posted on 2013-04-01 14:43:56
James said:
It's been a while since I've seen this movie, but I'm pretty sure Jones and Mara talk about Mara's depression and their conspiracy.
Message posted on 2013-04-04 03:19:28
Gaith said:
Good grief, KaKirsten, it passes numerous times, not only on the boat and with the boss, but rather spectacularly with Zeta-Jones at the end. Women probably get more screen time AND speech than the men in the movie. Fault its gender implications if you like, but if this doesn't pass, what the heck *does*?!
Message posted on 2013-07-06 22:33:31
Clarinda said:
I'd also mention when her friend recommends some pills to her to fight depression. Also, there are many implied conversations: about William Styron's novel, about the plans to con insurance money.
Message posted on 2013-09-21 21:58:55

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