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]] Gone Girl (2014) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Hayley on 2014-10-04 05:48:26.



Hayley said:
The characters Amy and Greta talk to each other about a news broadcast on TV.
Message posted on 2014-10-04 05:48:26
Kate said:
But the news broadcast is about Amy's husband, so that can't be a pass, right?
Message posted on 2014-10-12 11:44:54
nomas said:
Wasn't that news broadcast on TV all about the husband? Greta disagreed with the TV about the husband, then Amy wanted to know why ... How is that not "about a man"?
Message posted on 2014-10-18 01:06:43
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 3/3 to 2/3.
Message posted on 2014-10-18 10:14:55
Cassie said:
Greta and Amy actually talk about Amy when discussing the broadcast. But also, Detective Boney and Noelle Hawthorne talk about Amy. Detective Boney and Amy talk about Amy's "kidnapping". Amy and Marybeth talk about whether Amy should've worn white to the 25th anniversary event for the Amazing Amy books.
Message posted on 2014-10-18 22:27:32
Jonathan said:
Detective Rhonda speaks with Noelle when the latter first shows up and wants to be interviewed.

Greta also exchanges words with Amy when the former first spots the latter.

This movie should be a 3/3 pass in my opinion.
Message posted on 2014-10-19 11:22:48
Jake said:
Well, not so fast. Amy and Greta talked multiple times, including some non-man-related small talk on the first occasion, at least. Before that, Margo and Detective Boney talked about Amy.
Message posted on 2014-10-19 16:34:06
meg said:
Doesn't Amy speak to her mother at the 'Amazing Amy' book launch? And although when she speaks to Greta about the TV broadcast it is about Nick, they talk to each other later when Greta and Jeff rob her.
Message posted on 2014-10-20 10:46:30
Megan said:
Amy speaks with her neighbor in the cabins about something other than a man the first time they meet.
Message posted on 2014-10-20 23:36:49
Greg said:
Amy and her mom discuss the amazing any book series
Message posted on 2014-10-21 00:17:49
luminum said:
This is incorrect. It should be 3/3.

Amy and Marybeth, her mother (yes, her name is mentioned), talk about why Amy isn't wearing white. Only after Amy gives her reasons, Marybeth states that it will displease her father.

Amy and Greta also talk about several things. Greta introduces herself, offers to go to the store with Amy, and Amy refuses. Greta later chats with her again at the pool and they talk about the heat. Later still, they talk about the case of Amy being "missing" and while Nick is mentioned as part of the case, Greta also talks with Amy about "Amy's" media appeal, and how Greta thinks "Amy" is just a spoiled rich girl who got involved with a bad guy and deserves what happened to her. Finally, when Jeff and Greta rob her, Amy lies about what she's doing and Greta confronts her about her fake glasses and fake injury, eventually telling her that she's lucky, because other robbers might not be as nice to her.

Detective Rhonda Boney and Noelle also talka bout how Noelle is Amy's best friend. Boney also questions Amy about the details of the case. Though Desi comes up as an obvious circumstance of the kidnapping story, Boney's dialogue is specifically trying to point out the inconsistencies of
Amy's story and she tries to reveal that Amy staged the entire kidnapping.

It's an obvious pass.
Message posted on 2014-10-21 06:58:09
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 2/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2014-10-21 20:52:00
Izzy said:
Considering that the entire film hinges around Amy herself, would it pass the reverse Bechdel test? I honestly can't think of a scene where anyone is talking about anything other then Amy especially two men
Message posted on 2015-01-02 09:30:42
Lana said:
Izzy - that's a good question.

I can only remember the brief exchange between Nick and his father (Bill Dunne). They sort of yell things at each other before and after Nick drives him home, but they don't have a real conversation. The only other men Nick talks to are Tanner Bolt and Amy's ex-boyfriends. When he talks to them, Amy or the case against Nick due to Amy's disappearance (which is really still about Amy) dominate their conversations. Tanner does tell Nick to find Amy's ex-boyfriends, but the reason behind it is so they can talk about Amy.

I'd have to watch the movie again to be sure, but the reverse Bechdel test might barely scrape by with Nick and his father.
Message posted on 2015-03-10 18:17:58

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