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 Fault in Our Stars (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Tanya Harrington on 2014-05-08 19:16:51.



Tanya Harrington said:
Favorite book and hopefully favorite movie. John Green is an amazing writer and Hazel Grace Lancaster is an amazing character.
Message posted on 2014-05-08 19:16:51
Ian said:
This movie isn't out yet so we can't really rate it.
Message posted on 2014-05-25 02:02:46
J said:
I haven't seen the movie because it isn't out yet. But I've read the book. Without giving anything away in the first couple pages Hazel and her mother argue about whether she has to go to group therapy or not.

So if the movie can hold onto at least that it will pass.
Message posted on 2014-05-30 01:21:02
Evelyn said:
If you haven't read the book, at the very beginning of the trailer, Hazel and her mother are shown talking about her therapy group, so this movie does pass the test.
Message posted on 2014-05-30 16:23:36
NessieNos said:
It was a terrible idea for someone to rate this movie before seeing it. What is this, Amazon? But I saw it last night. The protagonist, Hazel, and her mother, Frannie, talk about group therapy, making friends, Hazel's treatment, the trip they're taking together, and Frannie's plans for the future after Hazel dies. There are a bunch of short but meaningful conversations scattered throughout where they talk about their relationship and Frannie's concern for Hazel without bringing men into it.
Message posted on 2014-06-04 21:08:27
a said:
Evelyn, trailers frequently contain scenes that are later cut from their films. Thanks, Nessie, for writing in after actually having seen the film.
Message posted on 2014-06-06 06:16:32
en said:
They talk to each other about the well being of one of the characters who is not a man but Hazel Grace who has cancer.
Message posted on 2014-06-07 13:58:41
miller disagreed with the rating and said:
I haven't seen the movie, but in the book, Hazel and her female friend talk about boys (including Gus and the female friend's new 'boy toy')
Message posted on 2014-08-17 17:54:05
Aloura said:
This movie addressees a lot more than the romance between the two main characters. There are three main female characters in this movie. Hazel Grace, her mother and Lidevich, the assistant of her favorite author. Hazel and her mother discuss therapy, Hazel's disease, and take about general parental things and also deep conversations about mortality and maternal love. Lidevich and Hazel talk about Anne Frank and about Hazel's favorite author. Awesome film, awesome book.
Message posted on 2014-08-22 20:49:21
Rose said:
The point miller, I that they also talk about things other than men. The mere fact that women in a film discuss men among other things is not a fail on the Bechdel test. In fact the example (though stated a little tongue in cheek) from the original Comic was "Alien". Part of the point of the Bechdel test is that it is not a high standard and should be really easy to pass.
Message posted on 2014-09-22 14:53:28
Madeline disagreed with the rating and said:
Although Hazel does talk to her mother about things other than men, I don't think her mother is named in the film. The book is different than the movie, so even if her name is revealed in the book, that does not count as her being named. I do not recall her name ever being revealed, or even if she has the same last name as her husband. I don't think it passes all three tests.
Message posted on 2015-01-21 19:05:51
Gorobei said:
Madeline says, "....I don't think her mother is named in the film." I'd like to ask: Does the character have to have what we consider a "name", or can it be a title/name like, "Mom" or "Mother" in order to pass the test? There are probably many movies in which titles are used (Mom, Dad, Boss, King, Lord, Master, Captain, Sir, etc.) or title-names are understood, if not actually mentioned. Do these count as "names" for the purposes of this test?
Message posted on 2016-04-12 12:45:11
Ray said:
I think title names like mom or dad should count
Message posted on 2017-01-07 09:25:15
Ray said:
I think title names like mom or dad should count
Message posted on 2017-01-07 09:25:15

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