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]] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by NessieNos on 2013-12-04 05:41:27.



NessieNos said:
Walter Mitty's mother (Shirley McClaine) and sister (Kathryn Hahn) very briefly talk about the sister's hot yoga class. There's also an ultra-brief exchange between his love interest (Kristen Wiig) and her co-worker about their weekend. Nothing of substance between women in the entire film, but it technically passes.
Message posted on 2013-12-04 05:41:27
Jay disagreed with the rating and said:
Neither Walter Mitty's mother nor his love interest's co-worker have names. So this fails the test.
Message posted on 2013-12-26 17:08:02
Iris disagreed with the rating and said:
I believe the film doesn't attend the test as the women have no names in the movie! (except the romantic pair).
Message posted on 2014-01-11 19:57:03
Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo said:
Jay, Walter Mitty's mother is named Edna.
Message posted on 2014-01-12 00:37:03
Jim disagreed with the rating and said:
I agree with Jay. The co-worker is not named, and I don't think there is another scene where two women talk to one another about something other than a man. Walter's mom and sister do talk to each other, but they talk about Walter and Walter's dad.
Message posted on 2014-01-14 18:43:14

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