Song of the Sea

Movie • 2014 • Family  

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The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folktales. But this is no bedtime story; these fairy folk have been in our world far too long. It soon becomes clear to Ben that Saoirse is the key to their survival.
This movie contains 8 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
225 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
Cu survives and is even blessed by Mac Lir's dogs.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are there abusive parents?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is the r-slur used?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is someone eaten?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there blackface?
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Abandonment
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The mother unwillingly abandons her children in the beginning
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
The main characters are pursued by the main antagonist's owls for about half the film.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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BlueStarSong
At one point in the movie a child is almost turned to stone because an adult feels it will be better for them than feeling emotions. The spell is broken after a few minutes and the child is fine
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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BlueStarSong
The father is shown drinking but in more of a lonely "sigh and gaze out the window with a glass of beer in front of him" way then a heavy drinker. He does not return home drunk at any point in the movie. Another character is shown smoking a pipe
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QueenJ11
It's implied that Conner is an alcoholic, but the most we see of that is him sitting in the window of a bar looking sad.
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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)
106 supporters
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BlueStarSong
Movie spoilers below!



Two dogs (not Cu) and some owls move on to the next world, it's unclear in the movie if this is death or not but they are no longer of this world
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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BlueStarSong
Movie spoilers below!

Mac Lir's dogs move on to the next world with him at the end of the movie but it's unclear if this is death or them going to another world
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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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BlueStarSong
No realistic or cartoon snakes but at one point there is an elderly man character with VERY long hair (think Rapunzel) that can move about on its own, it's done in a funny way and is treated like extra hands or ropes. If you would like to see an example, Google "Song of the Sea old man with long hair" and you'll see an image from the movie
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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BlueStarSong
Some characters are turned to stone and at one point the dog Cu is tied up in the yard but quickly breaks free and goes searching for his boy. The father locks up his daughter's selkie coat to prevent her from swimming away in the sea and leaving him
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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baharv89
a character swims down a well and characters dive into the ocean during a storm, both times holding their breath for long periods.
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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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BlueStarSong
No, but some characters are turned to stone and left in the open for so long that moss and grass begins to grow over them
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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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BlueStarSong
No but some characters are turned to stone and gasp before they fully transform
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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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BlueStarSong
Some characters are turned to stone
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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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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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QueenJ11
Almost. Ben saves Saoirse just in time.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
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AtarahDerekh
Saoirse is captured by Macha's owls.
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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Benji
Happens off-screen
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Does someone cheat?
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AtarahDerekh
Not a toy per se, but the shell instrument Ben's mother entrusted to him ends up getting shattered.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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BlueStarSong
No but there is a minor startle when an elderly man with very long hair (think Rapunzel) jumps into Ben's view and startles him. You do have a bit of warning and see the elderly man running around in the shadows before that (when you see Ben enter the cave with the long white hair hanging on rocks all around him is when it happens)
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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QueenJ11
They're friendly though.
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Are there clowns?
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AmandaIdontwanttotellyou
A little girl sits in a bathtub fully clothed with a fur coat while trying to use the showerhead to get the coat and herself wet
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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AtarahDerekh
Saoirse intentionally sneezes on Ben at one point.
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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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 D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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BlueStarSong
No but in the very beginning of the movie the mother enters the sea and dies to "save their baby", the movie treats this like it was the only way she could have saved her unborn child who ends up save and sound
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Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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fraisierdesbois
Loud breathing
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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AtarahDerekh
Ben has hydrophobia due to losing his mother in the ocean. He becomes quite panicked at the very thought of going in the water, and he always wears his life jacket, no matter how far from the water he is.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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BlueStarSong
A character is mocked for not being able to speak but she's mute not autistic
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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fraisierdesbois
There's a scene where thunders are seen and they're flashy
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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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BlueStarSong
A baby is born off screen, there is talk of the baby coming in the first few minutes of the movie. If you wanted you could skip the first few minutes of the movie (start when you see the boy sitting on a rock in the life vest looking at the sea) and you're good to watch. All you need to know is that the mother gave herself to the sea to "save their baby" and vanished that night, leaving her new born child in her husbands arms
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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BlueStarSong
No but there is a part in the very beginning where the mother gives herself up to "save their baby"
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thespianscreed
Implied that a woman presumably dies giving birth to her child offscreen; however, she survives but is forced to leave her family.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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9
Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
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BlueStarSong
There is one part of the movie when a fairy man puts on a grandmother's fur coat and runs away with it but it's done in a way that makes the fairy seem clueless about humans and not meant to be mocking or hurtful
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Is there hate speech?
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BlueStarSong
Brother gets upset with sister, mocks her for not being able to speak, get angry at father and grandmother. Nothing is over the top
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Does an LGBT person die?
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camothy
Saorise is mocked for not being able to speak a few times.
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Are there n-words?
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9
Relationships
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BlueStarSong
I'm not quite sure how to answer this one. If you're asking about romance, there is no romance in this film other than between the parents. The parents ages are never stated. There are two young children, a father, and a grandmother for most of the film. There are also fairies who are said to be very very old
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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3
Is there bestiality?
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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BlueStarSong
No men are mocked for crying in this movie but Ben tells himself not to cry a few times and his father is seen brushing away tears before facing his children (hiding them)
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Social
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BlueStarSong
No but some of the fairies live outside in nature
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Spoiler
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AtarahDerekh
The characters in the fairy tales Ben was told by his mother all turn out to be very real.
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BlueStarSong
I would say it's a bittersweet ending, the mother and fairies all move on to the next world and the children decide to stay with their father in our world. It's not stated in this movie that this is "death" or another world but I feel it's implied
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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BlueStarSong
Characters cross the road and fairies cross the road as well. At one point they quickly stop a bus
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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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Does someone drown?
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Benji
There are times when characters almost drown
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Is there gun violence?
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