Palo Alto

Movie • 2014 • Drama  

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Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to any boy to cross her path; and the increasingly dangerous exploits of Teddy and his best friend Fred, whose behavior may or may not be sociopathic.
This movie contains 18 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Anonymous
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It's hinted that Fred's dad might have abused him
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Addiction
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Anonymous
Plenty of use of marjuana
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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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Does a cat die?
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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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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
1) A girl hits a guy in the head in self-defence, with a bottle, causing a cut with blood.
2) Later on Fred threatens someone with a knife but nothing happens, no cutting, but I guess the knife can be a trigger as well
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
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starryesun
They're all college kids so not technically children, though it's implied at the very end of the film/left on a cliffhanger
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Family
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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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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A scene from a horror movie portraying a clown is shown on a tv screen during a party at the end of the film, easy to skip and not relevant to the plot (1:15:52-1:15:56)
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Look away at 15 mins (he v*), then he spits at around 15:20!
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
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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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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Is there body dysmorphia?
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marbl
Someone says they would kill themself but it’s more of a lighthearted joke
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Anonymous
A lady mentions her own eating disorder, not a major character or plot
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING
Although a suicide is never shown directly on-screen:

1) Suicide is a recurrent theme in the film
2) Mention of off-screen character suicide (kid/teenager)
3) Attempted suicide or suicide off-screen of major character also a teenager (Spoiler*********************************************************Fred)
He drive on the motorway in the wrong direction, this happens right at the end of the film, so it could be watched and stopped before this final scene but is strongly hinted during the film that suicide is a possible outcome, either Fred's or other characters'. Also Fred mentions how he would bring a bunch of people if he ever killed himself.

Plus depression is mentioned and implied A LOT
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Pregnancy
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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Does the black guy die first?
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marbl
The f slur
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Is there hate speech?
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TiredDaddi
The n word; hard r, racist stereotypes about an asian kid, the f slur
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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TiredDaddi
Its revealed in a never have I ever game that a girl there has kissed her uncle and said that it was "supposed to be private"
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Spoiler
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Does someone drown?
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