Short Term 12

Movie • 2013 • Drama  

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Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, helps at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
This movie contains 35 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
232 supporters
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bean_sprout
A pet fish dies
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Yes
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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6
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Abuse
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Anonymous
Abuse from parents not shown on screen but is a theme throughout and is discussed in detail (incl sexual abuse) at a number of points.
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Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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11
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realfrnds
Workers are required to follow the kids when they leave the gate. They're aware of each other, but they are being followed.
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BrightonTheKitty
Grace lashes out and hits her boyfriend, making him bleed, and never apologizes. It's very upsetting.
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4
Is someone gaslighted?
32 supporters
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8
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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16
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Several children have histories of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse (either explicitly stated or implied).
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Addiction
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Weed is hidden inside a mattress.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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12
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bean_sprout
No addiction is shown but weed is hidden inside a mattress.
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11
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bean_sprout
No alcohol shown in the movie
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Animal
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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14
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bean_sprout
No horses in the movie
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
112 supporters
Yes
18
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0
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
A pet fish dies
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Are animals abused?
130 supporters
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2
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12
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The pet fish dying is intentional
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13
Yes
13
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bean_sprout
A pet fish dies
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Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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3
Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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15
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bean_sprout
No cats in the movie
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Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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7
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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15
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bean_sprout
No dragons in the movie
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Are there spiders?
34 supporters
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bean_sprout
No spiders in the movie
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
1 supporters
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13
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bean_sprout
No snakes in the movie
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Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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3
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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10
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4
series_of_unfortunate_events
A dead roach is shown.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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4
Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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3
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1
Is someone held under water?
13 supporters
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3
Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
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5
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0
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Anonymous
A character states that her dad got her pregnant
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Yes
7
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0
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Larkinik
For their own/others safety after they are having an episode
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Yes
12
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1
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
No sexual assault depicted, but there is non-graphic discussion of sexual abuse.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
15
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0
3
series_of_unfortunate_events
Grace shaves Marcus' head with clippers. Jayden cut herself with her fingernails. Marcus slits his wrists with a piece of broken glass.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
22 supporters
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2
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8
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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10
Is someone crushed to death?
20 supporters
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7
Is someone burned alive?
27 supporters
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13
Is someone buried alive?
18 supporters
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11
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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0
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6
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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10
Does a head get squashed?
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13
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Larkinik
Sort of. Grace shows scars where she used to cut herself as a teenager and says she slipped and nearly cut her Achilles.
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Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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11
Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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7
Are any teeth damaged?
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13
Does someone become unconscious?
5 supporters
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5
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1
Does someone break a bone?
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11
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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13
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
54 supporters
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7
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2
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10
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Grace picks at one of her cuticles until it's bleeding a fair amount.
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Is someone tortured?
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13
Does someone fall down stairs?
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7
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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12
Is there eye mutilation?
69 supporters
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13
Is there excessive gore?
65 supporters
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1
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7
Children
Is an infant abducted?
14 supporters
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0
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7
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
Yes
3
No
10
5
series_of_unfortunate_events
Mention of a teenager running away from the care unit and being found dead in some bushes. Another teenage attempts suicide but survives.
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Is a minor sexualized?
70 supporters
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5
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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7
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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0
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4
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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6
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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0
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8
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
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1
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11
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Anonymous
A main character mentions their mother's death
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Does someone cheat?
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Yes
6
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5
2
Even though a child’s toys are only taken from him and not destroyed, I feel like this deserves a “yes” in terms of the spirit of trigger warning
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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13
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
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13
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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11
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
10 supporters
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5
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0
Is there a shower scene?
9 supporters
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10
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0
Are there mannequins?
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6
Gross
2
bean_sprout
A character vividly describes the time he pooped his pants in public.
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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0
3
series_of_unfortunate_events
A character vividly describes the time he pooped his pants in public. A character mentions farting. Jayden spits on Nate's face.
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Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
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0
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9
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
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0
No
7
LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
39 supporters
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0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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0
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5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
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0
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11
Are needles/syringes used?
26 supporters
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0
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11
4
series_of_unfortunate_events
The story takes place in a group home, which resembles a residential psychiatric facility in some loose ways.
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Yes
14
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0
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Grace visits a clinic to get a pregnancy test. Grace and Marcus wait in the hospital after Marcus' suicide attempt.
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Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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0
No
10
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
35 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Yes
19
No
0
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Jayden makes herself bleed by cutting herself with her fingernails. Grace has severe scarring on her ankle from cutting. Marcus slits his wrists with a piece of broken glass.
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1
bean_sprout
Some of the kids at the foster home lash out in anger/trauma but they don't cause any harm.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
14 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
6
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0
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysphoria?
11 supporters
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0
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3
Is there body dysmorphia?
20 supporters
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0
No
11
0
Anonymous
No, but when a character is discovered having attempted to take their own life, a song is heard which references suicide
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Yes
7
No
3
3
series_of_unfortunate_events
There are several outbursts where kids pose a risk to themselves, sometimes requiring them to be restrained by adults.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
17 supporters
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9
Does someone have an eating disorder?
28 supporters
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0
No
8
Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Marcus attempts suicide by slitting his wrists but survives.
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Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
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2
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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6
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
Yes
8
No
2
1
bean_sprout
It is filmed using a handheld camera, which causes some motion/shakiness. It's only moderately shaky, but could be slightly distracting.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
1 supporters
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6
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0
Are there flashing lights or images?
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0
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9
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
8 supporters
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0
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5
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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0
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4
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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0
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9
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Grace gets an ultrasound but childbirth is not shown.
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Are there abortions?
16 supporters
Yes
3
No
6
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Grace intends to have an abortion but ultimately does not.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
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1
Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
37 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
0
series_of_unfortunate_events
Jayden calls Mason a fat*ss while he's trying to restrain her and calm her down.
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Yes
0
No
8
0
bean_sprout
Marcus (a Black man) attempts suicide by slitting his wrists but survives.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
35 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
0
No
7
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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0
No
5
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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0
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9
Is a minority is misrepresented?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
0
No
6
Are there n-words?
26 supporters
Yes
6
No
0
1
maelinya
A young Black man uses the n-word while rapping.
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Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
28 supporters
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0
No
5
Sex
Yes
13
No
0
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Mason and Grace talk about sex then make out. Jayden hangs scientific diagrams of penises on the wall so that they meet the requirement of appropriate media.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
29 supporters
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0
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5
Are there nude scenes?
28 supporters
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0
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5
Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
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0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
63 supporters
Yes
11
No
0
3
series_of_unfortunate_events
Grace discloses that her father abused her and got her pregnant.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
4
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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0
No
5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
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0
No
5
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Social
Is someone homeless?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
No
10
Yes
1
No
12
0
bean_sprout
It's a very heavy and emotional movie but the ending is happy.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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0
No
10
Does a car honk or tires screech?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is someone hit by a car?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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0
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9
Is there blood/gore?
43 supporters
Yes
11
No
0
2
series_of_unfortunate_events
Mason gets a minor nosebleed. Jayden scratches herself until she bleeds. Grace tears at her cuticles until they're bleeding a fair amount and ends up getting a smear of blood on her face. Marcus slits his wrists, leaving a fair amount of blood on a door.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there gun violence?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10