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]] Nowhere Boy (2009) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Jeanette King on 2014-02-09 04:00:38.



Jeanette King said:
This movie is a biopic about the adolescent life of John Lennon so the focus is, understandably, on him, but also on the two main women in his life: his mother, Julia, and his aunt Mimi (who raised him). There is one scene with Julia and Mimi talking to each other in a tea shop. While it's mainly a monologue on Mimi's part, it's definitely an interaction between the two. From memory the dialogue goes something like: Mimi: Have you ordered already? Julia: Tea. (That's the sum total, I think of the 'conversation'). Then Mimi says, 'I was always right about John, but I wasn't always right about everything else.' (Pause, Julia is looking at Mimi but doesn't say anything back). Mimi: 'I love you'. Another pause. Mimi: I've always loved you, you know that'. So, does it pass, I think, barely.
Message posted on 2014-02-09 04:00:38
Rachel said:
There is also a scene later on in the movie in which Mimi and Julia are discussing the sun while they are both basking in it, John shortly interrupts them, but it would also count, I suppose.
Message posted on 2015-12-15 17:55:09

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