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]] Wonder (2017) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Amy on 2017-11-15 23:47:26.



Becca Gillespie said:
While technically this movie meets the criteria, its a close call! There is only a single scene where two of the women (girls) spoke about something besides a man (boy). The mom and sister started to talk about friendships while watching a movie, but the conversation started by talking about the dad and only 2-3 lines into the actual talking about girls, it was cut off. Perhaps there is a two line convo between the sister and the best friend about why she need an understudy.

They almost seemed to force away from Bechdel-passing conversations sometimes. When the mom and the sister had a fight in front of Dad, they panned upstairs to watch dad and auggie make fun of them. When mom might have connected with sister after the play they treated it instead with flashbacks and meaningful looks/hug. Likewise with the reunification of sister with her best friend, just meaningful looks, no convo. Or the fact that the sister got a new boyfriend instead of a new good girl friend, seemed forced, so they wouldn't have to show any girl on girl convos. Lame! With 2 major characters (mom and sister) and one other important character (best friend) as a women, the lack of conversations between them was surprising.
Message posted on 2019-01-28 05:11:44

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