Jacobs Ladder

Movie • 1990 • Drama  

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After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.
This movie contains 55 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abandonment
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Edenlebedev
the main character shoves his girlfriend away forcefully during a flashback/ hallucination.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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There are scenes where alcohol is present (beer) and characters drink. One beer bottle spills onto the floor.
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Does an animal die?
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when?
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spirochaete
A sheep's head in a refrigerator.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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There is a close up of a cobweb at around 17 minutes, but there is either no spider or it is so small that I haven't seen it.
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There are tentacles
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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petezaparti
Not *under* water, but Jacob is forcibly held down into a bathtub of ice water to break his fever (which is dangerous and should never be attempted irl) and he's clearly in distress the whole time. His head is above water the whole time though.
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IndigoBlue14
Jake is restrained and unable to move during some terrifying scenes. It's pretty intense.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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teethforhair
the protagonist is seen shaving his face
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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libero.h161
There is a car explosion and you can briefly see the man inside
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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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Bryan
There isn't explicit on-screen amputation, but there are multiple parts where you can see people with severely damaged limbs, as well as amputated body parts strewn around
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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petezaparti
Some people struggle to breathe at the beginning
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Sid
There’s a horribly graphic shattered leg at the start
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Barbie9927
In the beginning you see a man having a seizure. Also there is a bathtub scene and the main character somewhat looks like they’re having a seizure/convulsing for a second.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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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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Worstpopcorn
There is a hospital scene where the main character is being rolled through a hallway that is littered with blood and guts
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Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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There is a scene of a small boy being hit by a truck.
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Death
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I mean yeah he's dead the whole time
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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IndigoBlue14
No but someone calls someone a spazz.
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Family
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An adult male character is hauled into a car and beaten up by other adult men.
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teethforhair
nobody cheats but there is talk of cheating a couple of times throughout the film
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Dorianaz9
towards the end the child's bicycle is run over by a truck... with the child
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Fear
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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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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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when?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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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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mudpocalypse
This whole movie is laced on anti-war and anti-government sentiments. The film itself is a creative take on the Vietnam war and its impacts on soldiers.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Anonymous
A needle is pierced into a character's forehead.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Sid
Jacob has PTSD from the war and from the death of his son
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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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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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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FennByers
there is a scene where Jacob's chyropractor causes a sudden intense flashback as he twists his neck, the scene is very startling
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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mudpocalypse
Especially during the scene where the protagonist and his partner attend a house party.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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teethforhair
George is the man in the beginning of the film that people believe died after he convulses and vomits. He is not dead, however, as we see him later in the film with the other Vets who survived the attack.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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teethforhair
there is offensive language spoken by the soldiers at the beginning of the film when they refer to the Vietnamese
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Does an LGBT person die?
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IndigoBlue14
Lots of talk about being crazy and someone calls someone a spazz for dropping something.
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Sex
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teethforhair
there is sexual humor in the beginning of the film. there are no actual sex scenes, but there is nudity in sexual situations throughout the film as well as a very suggestive dance montage at a party.
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IndigoBlue14
Debatable. Jezzie dances in very sexual ways and is shown topless. She's placed in a stereotypical 'Jezebel' role.
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Barbie9927
There are the shower scene and the bath tub scene
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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yoloswag
the main character’s girlfriend takes old pictures away from him because they made him start crying
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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petezaparti
There is some memory loss but it's not caused by either of those things
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Social
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There is a homeless man sleeping on the subway in the beginning of the film
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
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A man dressed up as Santa steals a wallet from a wounded man on the street.
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Anonymous
[SPOILERS]While the main character dies, the movie is about him eventually accepting his death and passing on to the afterlife with his son.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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teethforhair
someone is chased by a car and later jumps out of a car
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Edenlebedev
someone doesn't drown but there is a bathtub scene that might be somewhat triggering as he is being forced down into the bathtub
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Sid
It’s a war film
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