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]] Emma. (2020) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Soph on 2020-03-29 18:01:44.



Soph said:
Miss Bates talks to Emma about a lot of things but mostly about her niece, Jane Fairfax. She does this so much that during a picnic, Emma, who is tired of her prattle, insults her.

Emma apologizes to Miss Bates for her insult.

Harriet tells Emma that nobody in the world plays piano like her.

While visiting Donwell Abbey, Jane tells Emma that she is leaving early, and that her spirits are weary and exhausted.

Miss Elton asks Jane Fairfax why she went to the post office in the rain.
Message posted on 2020-03-29 18:01:44
Mahsa disagreed with the rating and said:
Almost all the conversations in the movie turn around men and husbands. I don't think it passes the Bechdel test.
Message posted on 2020-09-14 13:43:58
Sara disagreed with the rating and said:
As Masha said, most of the conversations turned around men and finding good husbands. The evidence provided is not enough to pass the test.
Message posted on 2021-03-18 09:33:57
Piotr said:
While it's true that the movie revolves mostly around romantic relationships and husband-seeking (as most Jane Austin novels/adaptations do), that's not what the Bechdel test is about.
Message posted on 2022-04-05 15:01:44

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