The Burbs

Movie • 1989 • Comedy  

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When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.
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Does the dog die?
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There are dogs in the film but they aren’t hurt.
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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 an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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LJConrad
Yes, the whole plot is about neighbours snooping and harassing their new neighbours.
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huviks
Referenced
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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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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Are animals abused?
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A man shoots at a crow but he misses.
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There are some birds that have been taxidermied
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Does a cat die?
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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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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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theficus
A swarm of bees is briefly shown
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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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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Tied down in a dream sequence as some sort of cult sacrifice.
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theficus
A woman that wears skimpy outfits is leered at and has inappropriate comments directed toward her by a neighbor.
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Bodily Harm
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theficus
A character is shown shaving, but there is no cutting.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Probably not but there is unclear reasons for murders, possibly human sacrifice. In a dream sequence a character is being cooked on a giant barbecue.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Gets burned in a house, but lives - don’t see the burning, just the aftermath in burnt, tarnished clothes. Nothing bloody or unsightly.
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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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Does someone asphyxiate?
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One of the neighbors makes a comment about his fillings in his teeth feeling hot after being electrocuted. Nothing is shown, and it’s very brief.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Main character appears to have broken a finger at the end.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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A character breaks a finger, not graphic.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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LJConrad
No but two characters fall from a height in two different scenes.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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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
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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There was a brief attempt towards the end of an adult, but they escaped.
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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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huviks
Not in film, but the main character watches The Exorcist
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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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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Naba
At one point, the main character is in bed watching tv and The Exorcist comes on right at the part where the girl vomits pea soup.
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Does someone spit?
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Spits out a bug, gum spitted out
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Anonymous
SPOILER ALERT: The last ten minutes of the movie involve the doctor trying to murder Ray by using a needke; although there is a fight, the needle is never used. You see the doctor filling the needle with something, but it never touches skin.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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theficus
A character is in an ambulance but never goes to the hospital.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Tffr
Not specifically stated or implied
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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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Is there misophonia?
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theficus
A scene where sardines are eaten accompanied by chewing and smacking sounds.
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Is there body dysphoria?
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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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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Anonymous
The scene where Vince the dog finds a femur bone has the camera zooming in and out very quickly, creating a shaky cam effect. Done for laughs
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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At the very end of the film ricky turns to the camera and says to the audience “I love this neighborhood”
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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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TheNyxPride
No but one of the characters is referenced as the fat guy
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One of the Klopeks is called “Mrs Klopek” even though he is a man
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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theficus
Some mild slurs are used to reference a foreign family
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Tffr
Someone makes fun of a person’s appearance and symptoms of hydrocephalus
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
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Two of the neighbours are a married couple in which the husband is about 18 years older than his wife.
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Sex
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LJConrad
A brief clip of a film containing nudity is seen but it is blurred.
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There’s a neighbor woman in the movie who is kinda portrayed as a “trophy wife” and plays a role of the hot wife that all the neighbor men gawk at. Additionally, the women/wives in the movie are portrayed as “wet blankets” to every situation the neighbor dudes get themselves into and the men having to sneak around them so they don’t try to take them away from family time or vacations. So, some subtle sexism-esque situations. As a woman it was irritating, but I could remember the time it was filmed in and still got some laughs from it (again, the ridiculousness of it for it’s time too lol).
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Blurred out nudity is seen on a TV.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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No but he is ridiculed for being controlled by his wife just because he agrees with her.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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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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An ambulance crashed into a house
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There might have been in one scene, but very brief and it wasn’t overly loud or alarming.
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Does a plane crash?
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theficus
Someone throws themself onto the hood of a car but nobody is actually hit by a car.
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Violence
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theficus
A house explodes but no nukes.
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Is there blood/gore?
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hc.clarice
There is a scene where the doctor’s hand is covered in “paint” which is to be depicted as blood.
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Does someone drown?
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In an early scene the main character narrowly avoids getting shot by his thoughtless neighbour.
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