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]] 3 Days to Kill (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by James on 2014-02-22 16:51:14.



James said:
The movie has three major female characters. Ethan's wife and daughter Christine and Zoey, and his vampy female boss Vivi. They never talk to each other.

The movie plays like a misogyny yo-yo diet. When the audience is introduced to Vivi she seems completely normal, but in her scenes with Ethan she becomes a Robert Rodriguez character without the meta-humor. I waited the whole movie for some kind of explanation and didn't get it.

The movie may seem to have its heart in the right place with Zoe and Christine. But then it'll do something like that attempted rape scene.

The movie otherwise avoids the typical cliche of the wife and daughter being kidnapped, the twist on where that would usually happen in this kind of movie is one of the few memorable things about it.

Message posted on 2014-02-22 16:51:14
Nyssa said:
There are three conversations between Zooey and Tina. Briefly they talk about why they will not eat fish and a second as Tina is leaving for London. And a second conversation on what to wear and how Zooey looks.

So I think it passes.

Message posted on 2014-06-04 06:18:30
Rendall said:
The two major female characters Christine and Zoey talk to each other at least twice.

Zoey brings breakfast-in-bed to her parents, and her mother asks her to leave the tray, and Zoey asks her what's wrong. "You're acting really weird."

They are also depicted as talking and laughing together at the dinner table over a musical montage.

This movie definitely passes the test.
Message posted on 2014-06-23 16:55:12
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-06-23 19:23:59
Neil said:
There are also conversations involving the whole family of immigrants who are squatting in Ethan's house. Some involve him, some involve what they're going to do and the daughter's pregnancy.
Message posted on 2014-08-28 20:46:11

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