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]] Captain Fantastic (2016) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by max on 2016-08-30 21:45:04.



max said:
It were really short conversations between the two girls.
Message posted on 2016-08-30 21:45:04
Mary said:
Strong, smart teen sisters Kielyr and Vespr scale rock walls, hunt with bows and arrows, speak Esperanto to each other as a secret language, and debate the merits of Lolita & Middlemarch. Eight year old Zaja stuns her Aunt Harper by explaining the First Amendment and the Citizen's United decision. Grandma Ellen tries to support the kids after their mom's death. Sexy neighbor Claire and her mom spar over coming on to one of the brothers. Even though the plot highlights the libertarian dad & the oldest brother's efforts at independence, it's exciting to see all these independent & ingenious young women in a beautiful northwest setting.
Message posted on 2016-09-25 02:57:58
Tom Evans said:
The funniest moment occurred after the family had shopped at a super market when one of the kids remarked about all of the other customers being so fat. Dad admonished them, "We don't make fun of anybody," to which the youngest girl replied, "Except Christians." The Dad concurred, "Except Chritians." The Denver crowd watching exploded into laughter.
Message posted on 2017-04-06 15:05:31
Isabel Luengo disagreed with the rating and said:
The only conversation between the two girls is in languages nobody can understand, so we don't know what the topic was. The daughters have no personality and are completely interchangeable. The two sons are the ones guiding the action.
Message posted on 2017-07-20 02:41:29
Christy disagreed with the rating and said:
It technically passes the Bechdel Test, but the entire framework of the movie, that this family is going to recover their dead mother's body from the clutches of organized religion and her parents, who don't understand her, is happening because the mother has been punted from her father to her husband, with neither of them apparently understanding her but nonetheless deciding what is best for her.
Message posted on 2017-08-17 09:24:18

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