The Princess Bride

Movie • 1987 • Adventure  

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In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.
This movie contains 31 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
1
Main characters DO say goodbye before parting ways for a long time
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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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9
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Is someone stalked?
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N_ot_U
The main character's love interest threatens to hit her (almost does but restrains himself), and treats her condescendingly throughout.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Dormant_Possum
Inigo kills the man who once injured him and killed his father when Inigo was a child.
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7
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33
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Nuisance
Buttercup is lied to by Humperdinck, and told later that they are married despite her not having said "I do".
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Nuisance
Inigo's backstory involves a grown man killing his father and scarring his face with a sword.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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21
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zoolover
Mention of alcoholism.
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2
8
jamieblazej
Inigo Montoya is wasted in a scene or two
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Animal
0
Anonymous
A grown man jumps down onto a horse, which staggers
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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60
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2
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CJKitty12
there is a fight involving ROUS's (rodents of unusual size) which doesn't end in the rats favour...
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Are animals abused?
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Yes
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xxeaphyr
Westley kills a ROUS (Rat of Unusual Size)
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Is an animal sad?
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6
Are rabbits harmed?
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11
Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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10
Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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9
Are there snakes?
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zoolover
There are eels though..
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Are there sharks?
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7
1
pedanther
No, but there are giant carnivorous eels that behave like the popular image of sharks.
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
2
Anonymous
The main love interest threatens to slap her but does not.
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Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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6
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0
0
Vicini is poisoned if that counts?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Yes
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Dormant_Possum
It's more of a dunk than a hold under water. It's just to sober Inigo.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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6
Is someone restrained?
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2
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59
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Anonymous
Buttercup is forced to marry against her will, but nothing physical happens.
Humperdinck issues a veiled threat of consummating the marriage.
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When a main character gets kidnapped they gag him
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6
Bodily Harm
Yes
28
No
19
5
Inigo gets slashed in the face with a sword. The wounds bleed.
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Are any hands damaged?
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3
Are there dislocations?
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4
Is there throat mutilation?
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Yes
28
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3
6
Crow75
Someone is made to faint with a chokehold
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Is there decapitation?
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6
Is there cannibalism?
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28
Is someone crushed to death?
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5
Is someone choked?
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5
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pedanther
A character is choked unconscious while being kidnapped; it's very brief, with her losing consciousness almost as soon as her attacker's hand is around her throat. Later, there is a wrestling match in which one character subdues the other with a choke hold; this goes on for much longer.
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9
CJKitty12
One of the ROUS's (rodents of unusual size) gets lit on fire, but doesn't die from the fire
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20
9
mcmuds
There’s a scene where they fall into quicksand, but make their way out.
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Is there body horror?
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6
Is there amputation?
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25
1
Nuisance
He doesn't go through with it, but at one point Inigo tells Fezzik to tear someone's arms off.
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Does a head get squashed?
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42
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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8
Is there a hanging?
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mcmuds
There is talk about it - as a threat to the kidnappers.
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5
1
A character is choked to unconscious but he's fine in the end
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Are any teeth damaged?
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1
pedanther
Various characters are rendered unconscious by methods including choke holds and being thumped on the head.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Yes
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1
TheCassandraComplex
When Westley is being tortured it looks a bit like 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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0
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ZarahInkeri
A character is tortured to death, though resurrected later on.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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5
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N_ot_U
and there is a scene where people jump out of a second storey window, but everyone is safely caught (the comedic elements through the film make it a moment where some viewers might wonder if there's going be a comedic splat when they jump, but it doesn't happen)
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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pedanther
Several characters get run through in sword fights, and a character is hit by a thrown knife.
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Is there excessive gore?
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8
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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5
Does a kid die?
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50
Is a minor sexualized?
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5
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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4
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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4
Yes
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1
pedanther
Yes, but it doesn't last, and he's alive and well at the end.
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Does a non-human character die?
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3
Does someone die?
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6
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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8
Yes
0
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3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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8
Family
Yes
44
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3
7
Jezebel
Spoiler alert: The beginning of the movie is literally someone getting kidnapped
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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37
No
21
7
fakegamer
you killed my father, prepare to die

one of the main characters father was murdered and he is seeking revenge
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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1
No
34
5
N_ot_U
but mostly on technicalities that aren't anyone's fault, and the situations when they come up are resolved quickly
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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24
Yes
5
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0
0
Anonymous
Before the movie Inigo’s father is killed
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
Yes
37
No
9
2
xxeaphyr
Not really jumpscares, but surprises nonetheless. (Pretty much only with the ROUSes)
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Is someone possessed?
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41
Are there ghosts?
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1
Nuisance
Inigo tries to appeal to his dead father's spirit at one point, there is no evidence that the appeal succeeds other than a strange coincidence that might just have been random chance.
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Are there clowns?
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1
pedanther
Part of the story involves a boat trip down a river and across a sea.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
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6
-1
There are daggers, but razors did not exist in this time period
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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5
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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15
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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20
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46
8
cobble6
Buttercup and Wesley cough up sand after they get out of a lightning sand pit in the fire swamp, but there is no vomit and nothing is visual- I am severely emetophobic and the scene doesn't affect me at all, it really just sounds like coughing.
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Is someone eaten?
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5
Is there on-screen pooping?
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5
Does someone spit?
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29
No
3
Is there audio gore?
1 supporters
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2
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17
Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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9
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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0
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16
1
Elle989
I have no gate key.
Oh you mean this gate key.
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Is there incarceration?
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4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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5
Are there transphobic slurs?
31 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
15 supporters
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0
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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0
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7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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4
Medical
Yes
39
No
9
8
jayattheark1102
Not quite electro-therapy, but akin to it.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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45
Is there a mental institution scene?
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42
Yes
0
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xxeaphyr
They go to a healer, but it's more of a shack than a hospital.
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Is there menstruation?
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4
Does someone have cancer?
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46
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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6
Does someone have a mental illness?
1 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone self harm?
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35
Is autism misrepresented?
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0
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4
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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0
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12
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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5
2
JamieF
She is just about to when circumstances change
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pedanther
There is a scene where a character's dream is initially depicted as if it's actually happening, and only revealed as a dream when she wakes up at the end of it.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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3
Is there misophonia?
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2
No
10
Is there ABA therapy?
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0
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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0
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
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42
2
Elle989
She doesn't want to live with Humperdinck so badly.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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31
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N_ot_U
some people get buried in quicksand, but it's not shot from their POV, and you know that they're going to come out of it safely within the next moment or so
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Yes
0
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26
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mad_melody
There are no confirmed autistic characters.
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EvieParman
Suicide is threatened
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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4
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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1
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3
Does a baby cry?
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11
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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36
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xxeaphyr
No more than any other action movie from the '80s would have.
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Is there screaming?
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3
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1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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4
Are there flashing lights or images?
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0
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36
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
3
No
4
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Anonymous
The movie uses a grandfather telling the story to his grandson as a framing device, and sometimes they interrupt the story to comment on it, but the audience is never addressed directly, so the fourth wall remains intact.

In the original book, the equivalent framing device is that Goldman, the writer, is talking to you, the reader, about his abridged "good parts version" of the story, so the fourth wall is being broken constantly.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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9
Is there childbirth?
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42
Are there abortions?
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40
Are there babies or unborn children?
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8
Does someone miscarry?
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42
Does a pregnant person die?
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40
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
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16
No
21
2
Jezebel
A giant is made fun of for his size.
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1
N_ot_U
everyone seems to be cis
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1
No
36
3
N_ot_U
no black characters
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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0
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27
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mad_melody
There are no mentions of Jewish people.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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14
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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1
No
38
3
Nuisance
+1 on the misogyny comment, it's not really what I would call "hate speech" but Buttercup is treated as a commodity by most of the characters and Westley is downright harsh with her.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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4
Yes
1
No
46
1
N_ot_U
no LGBT characters
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xxeaphyr
Fezzik is mocked by Vizzini for his "stupidity."
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Are there n-words?
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25
Is there aphobia?
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0
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
2
No
7
0
pedanther
The proposed marriage between Humperdinck and Buttercup is an area of concern: it's not specified how large the age gap between the characters is, but he's clearly significantly older (in real life, the actors were 45 and 21). Neither is actually attracted to the other: he's picked her for political reasons, and she's only going along because he doesn't give her a choice. In any case, they don't end up getting married and Buttercup ends up with someone age-appropriate.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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1
No
2
Yes
1
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2
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TinyWatermelon2
I’m pretty sure a character says Hell
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Sex
Yes
3
No
42
6
Elle989
It's kissing, you wouldn't like it
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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5
Are there nude scenes?
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8
Is there bestiality?
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7
Is there BDSM?
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0
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5
Does someone lose their virginity?
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0
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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50
Sexism
0
FleetwoodMacNCheez
No, but a male character cries after being tortured in a moment played for humor.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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0
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
4
No
0
1
pedanther
Prince Humperdinck's elderly father is depicted as having trouble following what's happening around him, in a way that might be read as related to dementia.
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Is someone terminally ill?
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0
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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0
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3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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0
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5
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is existentialism debated?
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0
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4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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43
Are there end credit scenes?
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6
Does it have a sad ending?
27 supporters
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0
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49
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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47
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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10
Does a plane crash?
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46
Is someone hit by a car?
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43
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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42
Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
Yes
42
No
7
4
mcmuds
Sword Fight - it's not overly bloody, and no gore.

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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
4
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mcmuds
There is a very drunk person being sobered up by putting his head in a barrel of water.
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Is there gun violence?
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