Magnolia

Movie • 1999 • Drama  

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An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
This movie contains 51 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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sighofrelief
Dogs eat pills that were accidentally dropped. Their dead bodies are seen being pulled out of the house on stretchers.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Abandonment
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Shdya
one character is deeply affected by their father’s abandonment of their dying mother.
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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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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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antlersantlers
Stanley's father admits to the other parents that he's abusive. He also grabs, shakes, berates, and bullies his son.
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Addiction
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antlersantlers
Claudia uses cocaine, multiple characters smoke (cigarettes or other), and there are Earl's pills which Linda may or may not be using.
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Is there addiction?
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Alcohol and cocaine addiction are shown explicitly
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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The frogs are CGI (behind the scenes doc is free on YouTube) except for a few that are shown to be alive were real and not harmed as far as I know
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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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antlersantlers
Lots of frogs.
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Are animals abused?
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antlersantlers
Lots of frogs and one of the dogs.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Shdya
a man’s dog dies at the end.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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eamesie
pedophilic acts are mentioned, but happened before the events of the film.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Not rape but child molestation is implied
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Jmergel4
Handcuffed to table but woman is still able to move
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antlersantlers
There is implied parent/child sexual abuse.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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antlersantlers
Earl uses oxygen and struggles to breathe due to the cancer.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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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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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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antlersantlers
There are three hangings in a montage.
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Brad_Pitt
Donnie falls and breaks some of his teeth
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Does someone become unconscious?
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eamesie
The bones are teeth
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Does someone have a seizure?
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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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antlersantlers
In the opening scene, someone jumps off a building to try and die from suicide. They are shot on the way down and land in a net, but they still fall to their death.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Shdya
some blood, but never excessive.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Sydney's story
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Shdya
one dog dies at the end, and thousands of frogs die
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Shdya
one character overdoses on pills in an unsuccessful attempt at suicide
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Shdya
one character is deeply affected by the loss of his mother, and eventually [SPOILER] his father [SPOILER].
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Does someone cheat?
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Shdya
multiple characters feel remorse over having cheated on their significant others.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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antlersantlers
The first frogs hitting the windshield are a big of a jump scare.
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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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Shdya
not very graphic; private parts hidden behind foggy glass
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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swoonsing
It's a fairly major plot point and it is both shown and made fun of.
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Does someone vomit?
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McKenzieWilkes
That comment is wrong, after Donnie walks into the bathroom he does lean over the toilet (1 hour 48 minutes just about), and while they are correct there are no visuals there is indeed a sound of him retching. It is quickly over.
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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antlersantlers
There is a lot of squelching and gross sounds during the storm.
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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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moviefanlover
one main character is a cop but is clearly shown to be a deeply imperfect and flawed person
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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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antlersantlers
Linda wakes up in a hospital. There is also a lot of hospital equipment in Earl's scenes.
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antlersantlers
Earl and Jimmy both have cancer.
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Mental Health
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Shdya
several characters are heavily affected by either tragedy in their childhood or guilt for their misdeeds.
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Diagnosis of mental disorders is not discussed, however many characters exhibit traits of bad mental health
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Shdya
one character intentionally overdoses on pills
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Shdya
one child loads his parents’ gun in the hopes that they will kill each other, then attempts suicide.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Shdya
three characters attempt suicide (all fail). one succeeds
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Is there misophonia?
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Shdya
Not sure if this counts? One character attempts to get braces to impress his crush?
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Shdya
Not sure if this counts? One character attempts to get braces to impress his crush?
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Brad_Pitt
Jimmy (the game show host) has an anxiety attack
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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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raii
the first minutes are full of quick suicide scenes
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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antlersantlers
By and large it's steady-cam, but during some of the car scenes there's a lot of shakey camera work.
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Shdya
190 uses of the f bomb; countless uses of the f word and s word; 1/2 uses of the c word; several uses of a-hole, c*sucker, and m-fer. one use of the n word, and several uses of the lord’s name in vain
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Shdya
opening title has many flashing images.
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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 abortions?
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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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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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antlersantlers
A Black child says it in a rap (the words to which are important to the plot).
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Relationships
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Shdya
julianne moore’s character (actress was 39 at the time of release) is married to jason robards’ character (actor was 77 at time of release); nothing sexual happens between them.
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Sex
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Brad_Pitt
There are some quick sex scenes.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Shdya
two sex scenes at the beginning. one shows bouncing breasts, the other is a fully clothed anal sex scene. both are mere seconds long. a porno is briefly seen on tv for a few seconds. a woman is seen showering behind foggy glass.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Shdya
one character is heavily implied to have molested his daughter
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Sexism
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Shdya
a young boy is
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Sickness
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Shdya
a character struggling with cancer has a stroke.
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Shdya
one major character is seen entirely in his deathbed, miserable and in near constant pain.
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0
Someone is dying and their memories come and go which may be triggering
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Shdya
ending is very moving, but not necessarily sad
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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antlersantlers
Donnie crashes his car into a 7/11 very early on. During the storm, two cars and an ambulance crash.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Shdya
mainly in the beginning, though one key scene at the end is very bloody
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Does someone drown?
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Shdya
accidental shooting at beginning. one character unsuccessfully attempts to kill himself
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