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]] Rocketman (2019) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests (although dubious). It was entered by Ben on 2020-05-26 05:38:32.



Ben said:
The only part of the movie that allows it to pass is towards the beginning, where Ivy (Reggie's grandmother) and Sheila (Reggie's mother) have an incredibly brief, unscripted, off-screen, muffled exchange about Sheila putting away the broom she's using before she leaves the house. There are a few other interactions between the two of them throughout the film, but all of them revolve around other men. Otherwise, the few named female characters in the film never speak to one another.
Message posted on 2020-05-26 05:38:32
A disagreed with the rating and said:
I would then argue that if their interaction is unscripted and off-screen, then it fails the test.
Message posted on 2021-10-26 21:43:49
holarosarita disagreed with the rating and said:
I also disagree with the rating. That odd-screen interaction is completely inaudible and I wouldn’t have known it happened at all if I hadn’t had the captions on.
Message posted on 2022-07-05 17:35:22

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