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 Big Sick (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Jenny on 2017-07-05 06:21:04.



Jenny said:
Emily (the romantic lead) and her mother Beth speak about Emily's recovery near the end of the movie, and Beth asks a female doctor (who I believe is named) questions about Emily's condition while she is in a coma. I think there are other scattered examples throughout the movie, like Kumail's mom trying to engage his suitors.
Message posted on 2017-07-05 06:21:04
dan disagreed with the rating and said:
Kumail's mom trying to engage his suitors doesn't meet the standards of the Bechdel test, since the discussion is about the relationship with a man. The one line between the doctor and Emily's mother is limited to "can I speak to you a moment." I don't think (and am surprised) it passes.
Message posted on 2018-01-15 17:55:46
svaria said:
Yes, the doctor who speaks to Beth is named. She introduces herself to the family as Dr. Cunningham.
Message posted on 2018-02-18 00:51:45
saebou said:
I think Emily and Jessie also briefly talked to each other at the comedy club.
Message posted on 2018-03-30 01:29:20

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