Paul

Movie • 2011 • Adventure  

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For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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EmeraldShine
First scene - a spaceship crash-lands in a field, accidentally killing a dog that was watching it. The scene cuts away, so we don't see the actual impact or aftermath; however, the incident is mentioned later in the movie.
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Unanswered Triggers
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there body horror?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is there a large age gap?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Abandonment
Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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22ndsol
It's essentially a multiple day chase scene
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Sid
A character is brought up as a fundamental Christian
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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22ndsol
Someone's dad is shown drinking in just about every scene, and the main characters get drunk several times. There are several bar scenes as well.
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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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LayciMcfarland
The alien named Paul brings a bird back to life then eats it whole.
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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 pet die?
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PycalJonjet
In one of the first scenes
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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 held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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PycalJonjet
The main characters briefly mention it when they're driving, worried they will be assaulted by antagonists they angered
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22ndsol
A female character gropes a male character without consent. Later two men are about to assault the female character before they both get beaten up. One instance of the word rapist is used as an anxious joke and it's clear nobody finds it funny.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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LayciMcfarland
Graeme gets shot in the chest, struggles to breathe, and dies. Then is brought back to life.
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Is there cannibalism?
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jdpamv
There’s a bit of blood shown on the spaceship but nothing else. This character is the main villain and also uses homophobic slurs, though, so her death is satisfying.
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22ndsol
A house blows up with someone in it. Played for comedy, we see the explosion but not the person
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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 become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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jdpamv
There is a joke about “your penis is gone, your balls are gone” when the two agents are pretending to have a blaster fight, though.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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FreshGermanMeat
During a car chase, Bill Hader's character drives off a cliff. We see the car and hear the scream but the inside of the car as it happens, and the car after it has crashed, are not shown. A few seconds afterwards, there is an explosion at the landing site, which is shown from a distance.
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mlle_leah
One character is half blind, and then recovers, but no mutilation is shown
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FreshGermanMeat
At the end there is one scene with lots of blood and a few wounds, one of which is shown graphically, but it is a fairly typical bullet wound and is healed. A similar wound spontaneously appears on Paul's chest before vanishing as he heals the character who has been shot. Earlier on, a dead bird is eaten (very brief and quick, no blood - all in one bite). These are the only gory scenes.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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Sunflowerseebydeeby
Paul sacrifices himself to save his friends life in the end. But he comes back to life a moment after so all good
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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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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Gross
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LayciMcfarland
The lead character Clive wets himself when he faints after seeing the alien for the first time. It’s used for comedy and his friend says “he has a child’s bladder”.
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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SiRenfield
Classic alien story where the bad guys are the government, and because it’s a comedy they’re extra incompetent
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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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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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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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Sunflowerseebydeeby
In one scene paul describes clives freaking out as him having a "spaz attack" which is ableist to autistics
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FreshGermanMeat
Nobody dies by suicide but Paul is willing to risk his life and does actions that he knows may result in his death to save another character (Paul survives).
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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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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Sunflowerseebydeeby
The f slur, repeatedly. And the use of queer in a derogatory manor. Also in a scene where paul tries asking if clive is gay he makes gestures implying to gay sex while moaning exaggeratedly and making fart sounds.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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22ndsol
Mostly implied, but a few derogatory comments about gay people. The main characters keep getting mistaken for being gay
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Does an LGBT person die?
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theswingsheep
Use of the word “spaz”.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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LayciMcfarland
The novel art Clive and Graeme use for their book cover is a little sexual. An alien with 3 breasts scantly clothed.
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Malta
Paul is seen showing his backside for a short period of time while in the motor home shortly after they found Ruth
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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FreshGermanMeat
One character drives off a cliff during a car chase. We see the car falling and, a few seconds after, an explosion in the forest where it lands.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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LayciMcfarland
Someone is hit by the ramp of a spaceship. It splats them like a bug. You don’t see a body only blood splatter.
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Violence
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mlle_leah
Not a nuclear one
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Is there blood/gore?
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FreshGermanMeat
Gunshot wounds, most notably one near the end of the film with lots of blood.
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Does someone drown?
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DocteurX
La personne se noie en tombant d'un pont mais on ne voit pas sa mort.
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22ndsol
Lots of shooting
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