The Lobster

Movie • 2015 • Comedy  

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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
This movie contains 65 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
210 supporters
Yes
174
No
2
24
TheGildedKraken
This was the movie scene that made me find doesthedogdie. It was absolutely horrific, wildly unnecessary, and shook me for days. Maybe the worst movie watching moment I've ever had besides rape scenes
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Abandonment
Yes
6
No
0
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
20 supporters
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0
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8
Is an animal abandoned?
54 supporters
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2
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4
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
32 supporters
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0
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6
Yes
0
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6
Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
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21
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Rubies3
Under duress, a man tries to shoot his wife in the head. A woman emotionally abuses her partner by pretending to die and then beating his pet to death.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
48 supporters
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0
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6
Yes
6
No
2
Yes
23
No
5
5
KateBlackSpence
Some no votes indicate that because one woman who is gaslit is psychotic and the other is gaslit into a "loving" partner, that it didn't phase them. But there definitely is gaslighting.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
10 supporters
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6
Is a child abused?
71 supporters
Yes
29
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0
6
jr
she is kicked in the shins
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Addiction
5
KateBlackSpence
I was surprised there were multiple "yes" votes to this. I assume it's because there are tranquilizers shot at people. You do not see anyone administer drugs to themselves.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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28
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
72 supporters
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11
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
45
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9
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Someone64
'twas a donkey, not a horse.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
80
No
2
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kassandra8286
Yes, in the opening scene. Don't make the same mistake I did and think the rest of the movie gets better or in any way makes up for it. Trust me, it just goes downhill from there.
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Are animals abused?
1 supporters
Yes
73
No
1
4
Waterbug
Most disturbing scene. Do not watch if animal abuse especially involving a dog bothers you.. screw this movie.
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3
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38
Yes
56
No
0
4
Yulia
A dog and plenty of rabbits
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Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
12
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0
Does a cat die?
105 supporters
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Yes
0
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44
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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Yes
27
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0
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
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37
Are there spiders?
31 supporters
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29
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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0
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7
Are there snakes?
0 supporters
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1
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28
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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6
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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34
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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5
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0
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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10
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1
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itzyaboi.trevor
People are shot with tranquilizers during the hunts
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Is there pedophilia?
68 supporters
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0
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5
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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7
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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5
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2
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
13 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
10
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1
1
Rubies3
a woman is bound and gagged in order to be killed
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34
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2
5
met
Brief moment where two unenthusiastic employees simulate rape in an on-stage presentation (they're fully clothed but male drops his trousers). It's unsettling that the film plays this for comedy.

Part of a montage that intercuts scenes depicting a forced sexual situation (woman gyrates on the main character after he asks her not to) and a character's hand being burned in a toaster as punishment.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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5
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0
Yes
0
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5
Bodily Harm
Yes
19
No
4
2
KSNAP
No cuts, but a man is shown shaving briefly.
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Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
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Yes
7
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1
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is there throat mutilation?
17 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone struggle to breathe?
17 supporters
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Yes
14
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3
Is there decapitation?
18 supporters
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1
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4
Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
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1
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12
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Buttonsy
Yes and no. In this world, many of the animals used to be people, and people still eat meat. So there isn't any graphic depiction of cannabalism, but there is meat-eating where the meat is likely people.
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Is someone crushed to death?
17 supporters
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0
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7
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is someone burned alive?
25 supporters
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2
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23
Yes
17
No
5
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officertwinkie
The main character must dig his own grave. He gets in it and slightly covers himself with dirt, but is not fully buried.
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Is there body horror?
30 supporters
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8
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1
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
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5
No
11
1
KarimeHaddad
maybe not an amputation, but the guy gouges out his eyes
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Does a head get squashed?
39 supporters
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0
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25
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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0
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7
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
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0
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18
Yes
9
No
1
1
Sid
The heartless woman pretends to choke to death on an olive
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Yes
21
No
2
1
KateBlackSpence
We see bandaged mouths with a fairly gruesome story as to what happened. Also a woman's face is shown being punched and while we don't see her teeth take any damage, we see her mouth and teeth are bloody.
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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8
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0
Yes
25
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0
2
DunnThat1Too
Although no one says his leg is broken, we hear a loner get trapped in a snap trap and then he is told to figure out how to escape.
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Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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0
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24
5
Sid
People are threatened with something called “the red intercourse”. A similar punishment, “the red kiss” involves two people having their lips mutilated and being forced to kiss each other
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Yes
36
No
1
5
officertwinkie
A man is forced to put his hand in a toaster.
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Is someone tortured?
58 supporters
Yes
40
No
0
5
Anonymous
Several instances. Man's hand is placed in live toaster. Man is held at gunpoint while wife is gagged in a chair. Another woman is punched repeatedly in slow motion. Lots of off-screen torture described. Bottom line, be prepared for it.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
4 supporters
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1
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7
1
KateBlackSpence
From 4 stories
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Yes
42
No
0
9
Anonymous
Off-screen and ambiguous/implied. a woman is blinded (off-screen and surgical) and a man holds a knife up to his eye but the screen cuts away
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Yes
10
No
1
2
bargle
Very dead dog, gore might be a stretch, but I think it's disturbing enough to qualify
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is a minor sexualized?
63 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Death
-1
Danistab
A woman jumps out of a window intending to commit suicide. She dies eventually but it's slow and painful. Very trigger warning for sensitive viewers
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Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
2
127saturn
depends on perspective as all disabled characters in the film are not born disabled - one character has a limp from being attacked by wolves, the actor does not actually have a limp. one character is blinded, the actress is not herself blind
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Family
Yes
9
No
11
1
KendalleAubra
Loners are tranquilized and kidnapped
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
13
No
7
Is a child's toy destroyed?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
5
No
0
1
LZboyfurn
The dog who is killed is really the main character’s brother
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
Yes
2
No
20
2
Pizza_breadsticks
The scene where the dog dies is a violent jump.
Most traumatic and worst images ever filmed. There is a murder that is rather fast and unexpected.
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Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
18
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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23
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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0
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6
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
Yes
3
No
1
0
127saturn
technically, most if not all animals in this film are humans who have been turned into various animals. no actual humans are eaten
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Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
9
No
3
Yes
14
No
1
1
Pizza_breadsticks
Sounds of abuse, sounds of hurting an animal.
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Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there transphobic slurs?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Yes
29
No
0
2
Anonymous
Needles in the form of tranquilizers. Used quite often throughout the film. Few instances of blood.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
20
No
4
4
officertwinkie
Woman gets laser eye surgery
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Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone have a mental illness?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Yes
32
No
0
5
KateBlackSpence
I'm not typically triggered by this, but I WAS HORRIFIED by the self harm scene in this movie. I can't unsee it. If you find yourself to be even a little sensitive to this, skip the movie. YOU ARENT MISSING ANYTHING.
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Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
0
Sid
The “heartless” woman kicks a dog to death
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
1
Rubies3
very graphic. They are bleeding out and screaming but not much is done to help them.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is there misophonia?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
1
Sid
The butter biscuit woman says she’s going to jump off a building and follows through
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Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
5
Crow75
Two characters in two scenes lie in an open shallow grave in the woods. They are not buried alive but it can trigger clautrophobia, I think.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
8
Anonymous
Woman jumps out of a window. Aftermath is shown for a while on screen—blood pools around the head and woman screams.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
19 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
1
No
16
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
1 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Are there flashing lights or images?
27 supporters
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Yes
1
No
18
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
5
No
10
6
KendalleAubra
No slurs but bi-erasure right away, and it’s all heterosexist
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0
No
13
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does an LGBT person die?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Yes
0
No
11
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
Yes
12
No
2
7
silencesilence
In this movie, it doesn't matter if you're happily single: you HAVE to find a partner, otherwise you'll be turned into an animal forever.
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Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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Yes
36
No
0
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there bestiality?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Sexism
Yes
6
No
1
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
20
No
3
5
KateBlackSpence
SPOILER: In the sense that the happiest ending possible is that the lead stabs himself in both eyes with a steak knife so he can be with the woman he loves in a very sick world, I consider it to be a solidly sad ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
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Yes
31
No
1
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
17
No
0
4
Crow75
They use tranquilizer darts though, not actual bullets.
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