The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Movie • 2012 • Drama  

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love…
This movie contains 42 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is religion discussed?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Is there menstruation?
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Is existentialism debated?
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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
Yes
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2
Brads father is homophobic and is implied that he beat Brad up after finding out he’s gay
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7
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Is someone stalked?
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WeLoveDogs
No but Charlie has a very clingy and obsessive, but never abusive, girlfriend
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FeathertailSilverstripe
Domestic violence between a father and son referenced and spoken about in direct correlation with homophobia
One teen slaps their partner semi-offscreen - the cut is made so that the blow is not seen, but it is heard, and we see a character's reaction to watching it, and the aftermath of the strike
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Thea_rlt06
Mention about abusive family
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43
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mad_melody
No one is gaslighted, but at the end of the movie/book, the protagonist recalls traumatic memories that had been suppressed about someone he looked up to.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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5
Is a child abused?
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series_of_unfortunate_events
A character is revealed to have been molested by his aunt when he was a young child
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Addiction
6
scout.
LSD. Weed edibles and smoked.
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Is there addiction?
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KennedyKelly
Not explicitly talked about but you can infer that Bob is addicted to drugs
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scout.
A character used to abuse alcohol at a young age.
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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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64
Are animals abused?
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Yes
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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 alligators/crocodiles??
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4
Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
3
Charlie’s older sister gets slapped by her boyfriend
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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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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Non-graphic depictions of child sexual abuse
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1
No jokes but a man is sexually assaulted
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Bodily Harm
Yes
55
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Cloudedmind14
There's a scene where Charlie has a flashback to when he found his Aunt Helen crying & he turns her hand around to find scars on her wrist & a knife next to her
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IndigoBlue14
Not severely but a hand is shown very bruised after a fight.
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Thea_rlt06
Charlie has a schizophrenia crisis and struggle to breathe
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Is there decapitation?
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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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Is someone burned alive?
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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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Are any teeth damaged?
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1
Charlie has a trip w/ drugs and wakes up in the hospital
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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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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Anonymous
A kid's death is refrenced, but not shown.
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Anonymous
They mention a girl in fourth grade who had breasts already and would let boys touch them.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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4
Does a non-human character die?
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5
Does someone die?
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Charlie's friend dies however this is not onscreen
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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12
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0
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3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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15
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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8
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scout.
A very close family member dies, though not child or parent.
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Does someone cheat?
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57
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0
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KennedyKelly
Sam kisses Charlie because she wants his first kiss to be by “someone who loves him” (she was r*ped at a young age) while she is dating Craig, but Craig ends up cheating on her later.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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34
Does a family member die?
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7
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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60
Is someone possessed?
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53
Are there ghosts?
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57
Are there clowns?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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5
Are there razors?
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6
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1
Is there a shower scene?
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50
Are there mannequins?
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7
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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19
Does someone vomit?
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8
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69
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sereqnity
Don't know why some people said yes- there's no vomit in this movie!!
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Is someone eaten?
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3
Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
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36
Is there audio gore?
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27
Is there farting?
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3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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0
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16
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Yes
0
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3
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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6
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Yes
2
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4
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Anonymous
One character is questioning his sexuality. It is unclear what his sexuality actually is, but he has a girlfriend and kisses someone else who is a guy.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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54
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Cloudedmind14
At the end of the movie Charlie ends up having a breakdown which results in him getting hospitalized. In the scene he talks to the doctor about the problems he sees around him. It's also referenced at the beginning that he was hospitalized the year before
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JayByrd823
Starting at 54:44 to 55:14, it's a very small hospital from what we can tell but is still there nonetheless.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Yes
29
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0
3
Flashbacks at the end of the movie, 2 or more blackouts. I was triggered by it pretty bad so heads up
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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prcivl
it’s also implied charlie is thinking about hurting himself near the end of the movie during his breakdown, the camera pans to a knife on a cutting board but nothing is explicitly shown
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Is autism misrepresented?
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5
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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6
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13
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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5
2
iftheshoefitz
The main character, as well as references to other characters, some whose attempts are successful
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Is there misophonia?
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15
Is there body dysphoria?
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1
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3
Is there body dysmorphia?
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1
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48
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Cloudedmind14
No but Charlie talks about how the year before his best friend off-ed himself
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Yes
73
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0
5
ijustsettheworldonfire
One of the characters has a breakdown after some repressed memories resurface
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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0
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50
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LexMusler
No, but there is a weird joke about bulimia. I don't think anyone would be triggered by it, but if you want to know it's at 14:30 to 14:40.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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0
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38
9
KennedyKelly
There is a character that is referenced a few times to have died by suicide, and Charlie tries later in the film. Kinda graphic, but he makes a full recovery.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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0
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3
Does a baby cry?
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15
Is there shakey cam?
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Yes
2
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42
Is there screaming?
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2
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Candycrystals
F--- at least once, and some other swearing throughout, as well as the use of the f-slur a few times.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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49
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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1
No
2
Is the fourth wall broken?
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0
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14
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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13
Is there childbirth?
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38
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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7
No
33
1
Moviefan8
There are in a scene cut from the film so if you’re looking for those be careful
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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12
Does someone miscarry?
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Yes
1
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46
Does a pregnant person die?
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0
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39
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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43
Does the black guy die first?
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43
Yes
58
No
1
7
sereqnity
The F slur is used quite a few times
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Yes
0
No
32
Yes
0
No
13
1
Cloudedmind14
Not exactly but the characters perform Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Yes
75
No
0
9
FeathertailSilverstripe
Homophobic speech used between teens in an argument/fight scene
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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6
Yes
1
No
55
14
WeLoveDogs
no but a gay boy is beaten by his father for being caught with another boy
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Yes
10
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26
Are there n-words?
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31
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
13
No
0
4
Anonymous
^ charlie actually turned 16 on his birthday. voted yes because of large age gaps mentioned in the movie
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Sex
Yes
64
No
0
1
Gemini
Sexual content, but no nudity
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
17
No
0
Are there nude scenes?
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Yes
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11
Is there bestiality?
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0
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7
Is there BDSM?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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41 supporters
Yes
67
No
1
11
AjStewart
It is implied, but not specifically shown that a male character was abused by a female relative when he was younger. He repressed the abuse but eventually remembers and his family becomes aware..
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Sexism
Yes
2
No
13
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Yes
1
No
6
0
Candycrystals
No one has dementia or Alzheimer's. I'm not sure why someone put yes.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Yes
0
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13
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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0
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4
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
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0
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7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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0
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46
Does it have a sad ending?
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Yes
10
No
37
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
Yes
64
No
0
5
Moviefan8
It’s a very big part of the story and is referred to a lot
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Yes
14
No
0
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
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45
Yes
53
No
4
3
series_of_unfortunate_events
Quick scene of a character driving and being killed in an accident
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
1
No
45
Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
10
No
40
3
scout.
A car crash filmed from the perspective of inside the car quickly flashes. No blood or gore.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
No
44
Yes
0
No
36
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JenniferMathews
One character mentions that his best friend shot himself, but it is not shown.
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