The Butterfly Effect

Movie • 2004 • Sci-Fi  

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A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.
This movie contains 75 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Kmroot97
A very messed up kid sets a canvas bag on fire that has a struggling dog in it. The dog dies and the scene is super traumatic, and at the end of it you see the partially burned bag and a tiny flash of the charred remains. There’s flashbacks to it throughout the movie.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there blackface?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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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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Is there domestic violence?
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thedarlingbear
Yes, one of the children in the sexually abusive homes becomes abusive
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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
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)
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Are animals abused?
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Katla
A dog is trapped in a bag and set on fire.
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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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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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slater
yes theres like small worm maggot things
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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thedarlingbear
This movie is based entirely around the core trauma of child sexual abuse.
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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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Is someone restrained?
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sphecoid
the act is not explicitly shown but in most versions of the film there are multiple scenes that set up a heavy implication of sexual assault happening.
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someone is almost raped or sexually assaulted onscreen multiple times, but rape is only discussed.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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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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No humans burned alive, but a dog.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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ValentinaVi
Not shown but in a lifetime outcomes the protagonist has no arms.
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Unsure of why there are “Yes” votes. No heads 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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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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Kylogumii
Evan has a seizure and gets a really bad nose bleed.
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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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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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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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Kylogumii
At one point, Lenny stabs Tommy, not sure if he died tho. (SPOILERS) In the director's cut, Evan travels back in time to when he was in the womb and strangles himself with his umbilical cord.
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Kylogumii
Big plot point in the movie. Kayleigh's dad is a pedophile that makes Evan and Kayleigh undress in a basement and tells them to "Do what grown ups do" in front of a camera as he drinks and smokes.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone 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
Is someone kidnapped?
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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 jumpscares?
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ValentinaVi
A lot of changes of volume between quick scenes.
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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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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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ghodn2003
about 36 mins
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Does someone spit?
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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+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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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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Kylogumii
Evan goes to visit his father in a mental institute. At some points, Lenny can be seen in a mental institute and also Evan himself.
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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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Kylogumii
(SPOILERS) Evan goes back in time and slams his hands onto two metal sticks (I honestly dont really know what they are) to get the scars to prove that "jesus speaks to him in his dreams"
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BuckleysChance
Yes, Evans dad who is in prison tries to kill him
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Kylogumii
Evan attempts to drown himself in a bathtub, but Tommy gets him out of the tub before he does.
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Is there misophonia?
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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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ValentinaVi
Not shown but a character reports another one has committed suicide.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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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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Kylogumii
(SPOILERS) In the director's cut, Evan travels back in time to when he was in the womb and strangles himself with his umbilical cord.
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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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a slur is said by the protagonist when trying to "befriend" a nazi. a swastika is briefly shown twice but connected to this nazi character, who is depicted as evil.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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stereotypical, sort-of-offensive latino character is on screen for less than 20 minutes.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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clownish
at one point evan casually says the n word/slur in a pretty offensive way toward people of color in the jail
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Relationships
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multiple mentions of incestuous abuse, all portrayed in a bad light. victim is younger than seven and perpetrator is an adult. it is an important plot point that can make viewers very uncomfortable.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Kmroot97
There’s a scene where his roommate is going down on a girl and there’s a very short scene where the covers are pulled back and you can see that she’s naked, but since the view is from the side you can only see her chest.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Not really relationships but there is much inference to incestuous acts and also comments of incestuous nature.
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Sexism
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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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Is existentialism debated?
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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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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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