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]] Sweet Home Alabama (2002) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Aprile on 2017-03-31 17:18:06.



Aprile said:
It is about a woman who is getting married to somebody else, but when she goes home to try to get her husband to sign the paper she starts falling back in love with him.
Message posted on 2017-03-31 17:18:06
Anick said:
Two named women have a conversation about fashion. So I think it passes more than one test.
Message posted on 2018-01-21 21:18:34
liliana said:
Melanie talk with more than one female character, and she talk with Lurlynn (I think) about her career
Message posted on 2018-02-06 03:41:52
Erika said:
The movie has multiple named women. They do talk about men a lot but there are some cases that makes the movie pass.

Its a stretch but the first is Melanie and her assistant Pan. They talk about fashion and coffee within the first 10 minutes of the movie.

Then you have Mayor Kate Hennings and Pearl Smooter. Both have conversations with Melanie as well as with each other.

Melanie also speaks with an old friend Dorthea about money and the ATM briefly that conversation quickly moves to men. Same with Lurlynn. They talk about her children and Melanie’s clothes.

The movie passes but just barely in some cases.
Message posted on 2018-02-23 04:08:28
Aegee said:
This passes all three. There may be some dubious conversations, but Melanie and Lurlynn discuss Melanie's clothes. Lurlynn says she almost bought the same top Melanie has on, and Melanie says that she designed it herself. They probably exchange a few lines of dialogue, and I remember Lurlynn mentions another (female) designer. Clear and non-dubious pass.
Message posted on 2018-04-09 13:41:14
neil (webmaster) said:
I've updated the rating from 1/3 to 3/3.
Message posted on 2018-04-28 14:22:04
Amy said:
I believe this movie passes all 3 tests however their are female characters that talk about men alot through the movie
Message posted on 2019-02-27 04:04:42

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