Movies I’ve watched this year that pass to the Bechdel Test

  1. Whip it
  2. Three Women
  3. Un Conte de Noel
  4. Nashville
  5. Le Voyage du Balloon Rouge
  6. Doubt
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4 thoughts on “Movies I’ve watched this year that pass to the Bechdel Test

  1. I never thought about it that way, but she does have a point. I have a question for you, though: did you actually like Whip It? I was kind of indifferent…

  2. I thought it was pretty plain too. My chief complaint is why do we feel the need to shoehorn in such a drab “romance”. I’m not complaining that they shoehorned a romance, but why the dreary conventional cookie cutter blaise zombie-smiley romance?

    I wish they did more with the mom angle and made the romance more cursory, rather than vice versa.

    I like to imagine the swimming pool kissing scene except with all the stuff they cut out. Like the air-sucking snot-wiping surfacing shots. The silent, bleary eyed awkwardness before diving under for more suckface. Heh.

    Also I watched Coco Avant Chanel, which passes the test.

  3. Wow, we completely agree about the movie :-) The best parts of the film were with the Mom/Dad/Daughter relationships. But then, having Marcia Gay-Harden helps. The part that bugged me the most was the lack of southern accents. You’re telling me that these people live deep in the heart of Texas, nowheresville, the Dad grew up there obviously (and loves all levels of football), and yet NONE of them can speak with an accent? I suppose the Mom had one a bit…just irritated me, that’s all.

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