Irreversible

Movie • 2002 • Drama  

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Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything.
This movie contains 55 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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GameCats
Yes, a pregnant woman is raped and beaten up in a tunnel, and it's one of the longest, most graphic scenes like this I've ever seen on film. Just skip this one altogether if that type of scene is traumatic for you.
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GameCats
In a sense, yes. Marcus, Alex's boyfriend, goes into a gay club and finds a man whom he thinks raped Alex. He then beats the man to death, very graphically. So by that description, the abused has become the abuser.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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prettyh
There is some drunkenness at a party that is fairly mild. One character leaves the party due to frustration with her friends being intoxicated.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Snowflake666
Sadly enough, yeah the dragon always have to die
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Smorgasbord
A man makes an off-color joke involving kids and is quickly reprimanded for it. He's not being serious at all though.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Ectotechbiologist
Violent graphic depiction. Movie revolves around this. Very triggering.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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One of the most brutal SA scenes in cinema history. A key point of the film. If this is a trigger avoid at all costs.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Snowflake666
No but if there would be a fire Hazzard there is a fire extinguisher they could use
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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prettyh
An extremely graphic beating death occurs very early in the movie. A man is killed by being beaten with a fire extinguisher and it is shown vividly on screen. Later, a woman's face is beaten and smashed against the ground until her face is unrecognizable.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Luiza
Yes, during the smashing face scenes.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Sadsid
A guy's head gets bashed in with a fire extinguisher. VERY graphic.
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CarolynCares
No. HOWEVER, it should be noted that there are a couple of minutes at the beginning and at the end (during credits, hopefully, people have switched this movie off by then) that have the strobe effect which could trigger a seizer in a person with Epilepsy.
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Luiza
Does the anal rape scene count as trauma??
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Alecia
I don't know who it was that said no. The movie starts with a man's face being beaten in with a fire extinguisher. It is graphic. It is gorey. It is very clearly shown.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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It doesn’t happen on screen. A man at the beginning of the film talks sexually about a child.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Luiza
Well, i’m not sure if Alex dies and she was going to be a mother
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Does someone cheat?
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Luiza
Yes, Marcus cheats on Alex at the party scene.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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10
Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Snowflake666
Tears... a lot of tears
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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Snowflake666
Who the fuck wets himself? Did I miss it?
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Does someone vomit?
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Smorgasbord
No one vomits, but a woman violently coughs and chokes while there is a dark shadow cast over her face. It's easy to mistake her for vomiting.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Smorgasbord
A couple playfully spit at one another. You can hardly see it.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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2
Are there transphobic slurs?
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2
Yes
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Yes
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Smorgasbord
A woman (who is with a man) dances suggestively with other women and even gropes another woman's breasts. It can be argued that these moments were meant to be friendly.
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Snowflake666
The rapist is mentally ill for sure. So yes.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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6
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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4
Does someone have a meltdown?
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1
Is there misophonia?
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1
Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
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5
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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4
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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11
Is there autism specific abuse?
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2
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9
Yes
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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8
Is there shakey cam?
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duckinalagoon
Shakey cam is used throughout most of the movie.
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Is there screaming?
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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prettyh
There are several scenes that take place at nightclubs and parties, which gives you an idea of the flashing lights.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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12
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Smorgasbord
There is a pregnancy.
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LaraRapisardi
Someone (that we learn at the end was pregnant at the time) gets severely beaten
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4
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prettyh
This is left unclear. We find out at the end that the main female character, who is severely beaten and brutally raped, was pregnant at the time of the assault. We don't find out if she dies or if she survives but loses the pregnancy; the assault is bad enough that either is very likely.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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bizman
While I don't remember if there is actual misgendering, there is a scene in which characters abuse a trans woman while trying to get information for her.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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22
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1
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10
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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8
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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prettyh
There is quite a bit of crass homophobic language and name calling, especially in the opening scenes.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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5
Yes
26
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1
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Smorgasbord
This instance isn't tragic. A violent, attempted rapist is killed while assaulting a male victim.
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Are there n-words?
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1
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14
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marlee1164
While there is no n words there is other racial slurs directed at asian people.
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Is there aphobia?
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3
Race
Is there blackface?
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6
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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1
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6
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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3
Are there demons or Hell?
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1
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2
Sex
Is there sexual content?
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36
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1
Is someone sexually objectified?
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9
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1
Yes
9
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cosy
Full male and female nudity throughout.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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5
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2
Does someone lose their virginity?
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6
Are there incestuous relationships?
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56 supporters
Yes
22
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4
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Six66
At the beginning of the film, two characters have a conversation mentioning an incestuous relationship between a father and daughter.
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Sexism
Yes
1
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4
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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1
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5
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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5
Is someone terminally ill?
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5
Social
Is someone homeless?
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6
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
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6
Is existentialism debated?
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1
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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5
Yes
29
No
2
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nataliebohemian
Technically, the film has a sad beginning.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Yes
1
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16
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Yes
9
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0
Does a plane crash?
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2
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16
Is someone hit by a car?
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2
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13
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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1
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13
Is there blood/gore?
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33
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2
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
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15
Is there gun violence?
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0
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13