Practical Magic

Movie • 1998 • Comedy  

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Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.
This movie contains 30 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
149 supporters
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Silod
There are no dogs in this film.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal sad?
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Dreamdust1600
Small spoiler!!!! Gillian is possessed by her dead abuser so she quite literally becomes the abuser
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is there BDSM?
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Abandonment
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The main characters mom dies of a broken heart and is blamed for abandoning her two kids.
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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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Silod
A woman is hit and choked by her boyfriend. Her face is cut/bruised from previous off-screen abuse. He heats his ring with a lighter and attempts to brand her.
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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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Addiction
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In particular, belladonna is used against the antagonist, who is eventually given a lethal dose. In another scene, the witches are taking turns drinking and it is clear that they are using more than alcohol, as they keep blurting out candid opinions and insults, then giddily laughing.
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Is there addiction?
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Silod
Use of cigarettes throughout the film. Addiction is not emphasized.
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Silod
Drinking, drunkenness, hangovers.
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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)
78 supporters
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Silod
A pigeon is stabbed with a long needle just off-screen. Its death is not shown, but implied. We do not see the bird again.
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Are animals abused?
94 supporters
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6
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10
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BellaRad
A bird is stabbed in the chest for a spell near the beginning of the movie (full act not seen, just implied)
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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MrsPennywise
There is a black cat featured throughout the film that remains unharmed.
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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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Silod
A sizeable tarantula is shown and handled.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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violetbooklover
I thought there might’ve been in the rose garden but maybe not
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Silod
Large beetles are shown on a couple occasions.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
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The antagonist is drugged when in the car with the two sisters
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Is there pedophilia?
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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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BellaRad
During an exorcism, someone is held down
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TheCassandraComplex
Implied but not shown. It can be inferred that Jimmy has forced Gillian into sex, or made her too scared to say no, when she confesses that she has to drug him in order to get some sleep.

I can’t totally recall but I think there’s also at least one on-screen kiss where Gillian is clearly uncomfortable.
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Bodily Harm
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11
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Silod
Palm cutting for a blood pact and then again later to call upon the blood pact for a spell.
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BellaRad
Someone is choked by hand
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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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Is someone burned alive?
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antlersantlers
Sort of. They resurrect a character and kill hi again before burying him, but it is strongly implied that he's undead/a ghost.
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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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Silod
A woman is in a gallows at the beginning of the movie, about to be hanged, but she performs a spell and jumps. The rope breaks and she is unharmed.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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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 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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Silod
A pair of witches intend to stab a corpse through the eyes with long needles. The needles are held near the eyes, but they never actually stab them.
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ClaraYeah
there is some gore but not excessive, in one scene the ghost touches a police badge and it leaves a star shaped scar on his hand there isnt any bleeding from it.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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birchbunny
spoiler: Gillian begs Sally to let her abusers spirit take over her so everyone else is safe, but she is saved before it could happen
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Does a major character die?
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3
Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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6
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
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6
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
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Dreamdust1600
Small spoilers!!! Gillians abuser gets drugged and dies because of how much of the drug was in the drink
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Family
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ollie
The sisters are not exactly kidnapped but held hostage by the antagonist
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
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BellaRad
It's a large part of the story that there is a curse on the male partners of the witch family causing them to die. Only one parent's death is shown, others are historical
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Does someone cheat?
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9
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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10
Does a family member die?
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3
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Silod
Typical demon-type possession - writhing, screaming, action against the will of the host, speaking in demonic voice, etc.
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
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Silod
Fairly traditional ghost - vengeful, visible only to some, manipulates objects, haunts and possesses people.
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Are there clowns?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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3
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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8
Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
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13
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Jetskee
A frog does regurgitate a ring though but it didn’t bother me at all
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Is someone eaten?
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3
Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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9
Is there farting?
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3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
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1
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5
1
Dreamdust1600
The main love intrest is a cop
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Yes
0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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14
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Silod
Long (maybe 8-inch) needles are used for spells. One is used to stab a pigeon just off-screen. Two more are meant to be stabbed through the eyes of a corpse and are held near the eyes, but no eye mutilation actually takes place.
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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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3
Yes
14
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Silod
Not in the traditional sense, but there are a couple instances of palm cutting - first to make a blood pact and again to call upon it for a spell. May be disturbing to some or considered unsafe for young kids.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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5
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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3
Yes
0
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3
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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3
Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
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8
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0
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TheCassandraComplex
The deathwatch beetle sound could read a little like misophonia.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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3
Is there body dysmorphia?
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9
Yes
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Yes
11
No
0
3
antlersantlers
When Sandra Bullock's character hears a noise indicating someone will die she rips up her entire floor in a panic.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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9
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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10
Is there autism specific abuse?
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10
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Dreamdust1600
Yes, it is not shown but Sally and Gillians mom killed herself after her husband died
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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4
Is there shakey cam?
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1
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11
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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3
Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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5
Is there childbirth?
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1
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8
Are there abortions?
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8
1
BellaRad
a woman is pregnant at the beginning of the film
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Does someone miscarry?
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11
Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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9
Yes
0
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12
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BellaRad
It is a very white movie....
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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8
Yes
0
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8
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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5
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
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11
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1
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Silod
Local children chant a crude rhyme at the witch family a few times throughout the film.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
20 supporters
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0
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10
Yes
0
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7
Are there n-words?
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11
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
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3
Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
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3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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0
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4
Sex
Yes
10
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0
3
Silod
Various borderline scenes and suggestive dialogue.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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4
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2
Are there nude scenes?
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4
Is there bestiality?
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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41 supporters
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2
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9
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RileyOh
The main antagonist makes a comment about "wanting sisters" more than once. This is never acted upon.
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Sexism
Yes
0
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5
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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3
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
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4
Are there anti-abortion themes?
17 supporters
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3
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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9
Yes
1
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10
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Silod
Traditional happy ending - evil is defeated, the romantic couple ends up together, everyone becomes friends.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
4 supporters
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1
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8
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Car crashes into person walking
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Car crashes into person walking
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Does a plane crash?
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11
Yes
14
No
1
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Silod
Fatal strike from car.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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0
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11
Is there blood/gore?
27 supporters
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12
No
0
2
Silod
Various instances of minimal blood.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
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11
Yes
0
No
11
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Silod
An officer of the law brandishes a gun, but it is never fired.
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