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Movie • 2015 • Drama  

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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
This movie contains 2 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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REPRESSEDCAP
**SPOILERS – The main plot of the story is about the sexual abuse, so I'd assume yes, there is, but it isn't shown.
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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PopcornPigeon
The film is entirely about child abuse within the Catholic Church, while no abuse is ever seen, there are several detailed accounts by survivors.
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Addiction
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There is brief discussion of drug use as a thing that some survivors of abuse do, but none is ever discussed in detail or seen on screen.
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Is there addiction?
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zincmanganese
It is discussed at times.
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zincmanganese
Alcohol abuse is mentioned as being a thing that some survivors do but none is seen on screen.
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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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No animals are seen at any point.
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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
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zincmanganese
Sexual abuse is discussed throughout the film, although rarely in detail.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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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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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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REPRESSEDCAP
**SPOILERS – Not shown, but it is the main plot.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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A Father having died is mentioned during a victim interview.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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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
Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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A man is shown with marks on his arm, it is assumed he is using interveinious drugs. No needles or syringes are seen at any point.
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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 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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Is there autism specific abuse?
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PopcornPigeon
Mentions of suicide, no one seen/heard in the movie dies.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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REPRESSEDCAP
Mainly a lot of cursing…
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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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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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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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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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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Sexual abuse is discussed.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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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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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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REPRESSEDCAP
**SPOILERS – The film mentions the 9/11 attack, but it's not the main plot.
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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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Is there gun violence?
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