The Royal Tenenbaums

Movie • 2001 • Comedy  

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Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.
This movie contains 47 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
210 supporters
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Anonymous
Dog is run over by a car at the end and also there is a scene where the young children are taken to a dog fight
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is there BDSM?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Is there screaming?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there menstruation?
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Abandonment
1
just_here_for_the_cake
The Tenenbaum children were abandoned by their father as children, and a large part of the movie is them dealing with that when he returns to their lives.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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3
Abuse
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just_here_for_the_cake
Royal’s a pretty bad parent, but not outright abusive (save mistakenly shooting one of his kids with a BB gun).
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3
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Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
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2
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15
1
Elthegoblin
Kinda there’s a private investigater
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Is there domestic violence?
54 supporters
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15
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just_here_for_the_cake
Chass passes on an unhealthy parenting style to his sons, like his dad did.
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3
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16
6
jojox
Royal does repeatedly lie to his family but it’s not really gas lighting more like just being manipulative
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Is a child abused?
71 supporters
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7
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12
2
Sid
Not severely or anything but there’s some pretty bad parenting. Royal shoots at Chaz with a BB gun when he is a child, and later takes Ari and Uzi on a montage of committing petty crimes and doing dangerous things
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Addiction
4
scarywolfheads
Eli (Owen wilson) is seen doing drugs
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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36
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Sid
Eli has a drug problem, seemingly mostly hallucinogens and cocaine
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
2
FleetwoodMacNCheez
The bird playing Mordecai was kidnapped and held for ransom. Rather than pay the kidnappers, production simply got another bird and explained his changed appearance as the result of stress.
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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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FleetwoodMacNCheez
A dog is run over by a car. Dogs fight with enough aggression that a child has dog blood on him after watching it.
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Are animals abused?
1 supporters
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8
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mothenthusiast
There’s a dog fight, although it’s not shown
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3
LisaWilliamson
Two characters attend dog fights a few times in the movie. It is off camera, but you can hear barking
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29
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jojox
A dog dies but is not shown and the head of a boar is shown mounted
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Is an animal sad?
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3
Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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27
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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just_here_for_the_cake
A pet dog is killed in a car accident. Not shown, but the children whose pet it was do show some distress.
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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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7
Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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5
Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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5
Is someone drugged?
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5
Is there pedophilia?
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6
Is someone held under water?
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6
Is rape mentioned?
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6
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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6
Is someone restrained?
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9
Is someone sexually assaulted?
114 supporters
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25
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6
Bodily Harm
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49
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5
jojox
Someone slits their wrists in a suicide attempt. The cutting itself is not shown but we see a lot of blood and later briefly see the cuts on one arm
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1
1
FleetwoodMacNCheez
A child is shot in the hand with a BB gun. The BB that remains lodged under his skin many years later is shown.
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Is there throat mutilation?
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jojox
Royal fakes difficulty breathing while lying to his family about being ill
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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?
16 supporters
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2
it is said Margot disappeared for a week and returned missing half a finger and she is shown with a wooden prosthetic
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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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7
Are any teeth damaged?
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23
Does someone become unconscious?
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1
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4
Yes
26
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1
Sid
An ankle
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22
1
jojox
No but it is referenced in an off hand way
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Anonymous
Off Screen Margots finger is cut off by an axe.
We see her prosthetic finger multiple times.
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Is someone tortured?
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10
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just_here_for_the_cake
Someone is shoved, but seems unharmed.
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jojox
Henry briefly falls down a hole and has to climb back up but he is unhurt and it is (very deadpan) played for laughs
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14
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jojox
Someone is hit in the eye during a fight and diagnosed with a mild corneal injury we briefly see them wearing a patch on their eye
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Royal is stabbed by Pagoda in two separate instances. He is not seriously harmed and Pagoda helps him both times after stabbing him. It's played for humor.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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7
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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24
Is a minor sexualized?
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6
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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7
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6
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just_here_for_the_cake
Royal dies in the film’s final minutes.
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Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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4
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1
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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6
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0
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Anonymous
Father does at the end
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
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7
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0
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4
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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20
Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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39
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1
1
Sid
Chaz’s wife died in a plane crash before the events of the film, Royal dies at the end
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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33
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0
3
jojox
*spoilers* Margot is shown as having been repeatedly unfaithful to her husband Raleigh including with Eli. Royal is referred to as having been unfaithful in the past
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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6
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0
just_here_for_the_cake
Royal at the end of the film, Chass’s wife (and mother to two boys) prior to the film’s beginning.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
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21
Is someone possessed?
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20
Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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3
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1
Is trypophobic content shown?
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5
Are there razors?
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7 supporters
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10
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0
1
just_here_for_the_cake
Shown as part of a suicide attempt - we see the razor before and the bleeding after, but not the actual act.
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4
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17
1
Chel
Not a shower scene but Margot is repeatedly shown lounging in a bath tub.
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Are there mannequins?
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6
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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12
Does someone vomit?
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23
Is someone eaten?
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6
Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
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18
Is there audio gore?
1 supporters
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17
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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9
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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15
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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6
Are there transphobic slurs?
31 supporters
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0
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6
Yes
0
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3
Yes
2
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1
2
FleetwoodMacNCheez
Margot's affairs are revealed to her husband and family by a private detective, including her involvement with another woman.
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1
-1
Margo is bisexual and cheats. She doesn’t cheat on men with women for vice versa, but still
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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6
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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22
Yes
18
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8
1
kaleidobear
after richie’s attempted suicide, when they all gather in the hospital he is given an injection
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jojox
We see Richie in hospital after *spoilers* attempting suicide
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Yes
38
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0
2
jojox
We see Richie in hospital after *spoilers* attempting suicide
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Yes
9
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22
7
Anonymous
The father mentions having stomach cancer. I believe they later learn it is a lie.
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Mental Health
Yes
15
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0
1
Sid
After Chaz’s wife died in a plane crash that he, his children and his dog survived, he becomes obsessed with his children’s safety, making them do fire drills and panicking that they will be hurt. It’s played off as something funny but it’s honestly quite upsetting
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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4
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Yes
44
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7
jojox
Someone cuts their wrists, the act itself isn’t shown but we see blood and later cuts on the arm are briefly shown
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0
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4
1
BuzzyMcGee
Dudley is diagnosed with a fictional cognitive impairment that has overlapping symptoms with neurodivergence.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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1
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14
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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1
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6
1
mossx
A character says "I'm going to kill myself tomorrow" and a few moments later takes a blade out of their razor. The act isn't seen but you see blood running down their arms and them found unconscious on the floor. Their blood is seen on the characters who found them as well. Later, the freshly stitched scars are shown.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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0
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6
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3
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0
1
FleetwoodMacNCheez
Dudley has one upon finding Richie near death
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Is there misophonia?
1 supporters
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12
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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1
No
4
1
Anonymous
There's a kid who is going through testing via Margot's husband. There is a portion where he asks a kid to make the same shape out of blocks that he did, and the child does it wrong. There's no punishment for it. The kid shows up randomly thereafter.
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Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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0
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7
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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0
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21
5
Emetephobe
*Spoilers* Richie says “I’m going to kill myself tomorrow” before his attempt (if you want to skip it’s the part where he’s in the bathroom cutting his hair and beard)
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Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
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1
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19
1
Chel
There is a scene where Chaz pulls Royal into a small storage closet with board games. It is a tight space but they are not trapped.
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Sid
Margot declines to eat several times, saying she is not hungry. Her husband tries to persuade her, saying “you need to eat”
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Yes
2
No
17
2
Sid
A kid with a fictional disease called “Heisenbergen syndrome” is experimented on and studied and at the end of the film displayed at a lecture
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6
arifierro
Unsuccessfully, but there is an attempt.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
19 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
3
No
0
1
Anonymous
Uzi and Ari swim with Royal
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Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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14
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
24
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1
0
just_here_for_the_cake
Swearing.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
27 supporters
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0
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21
Paranoia
2
FleetwoodMacNCheez
A P.I. is hired to follow Margot
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0
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9
2
FleetwoodMacNCheez
Not really, but it's a Wes Anderson film, so there are moments when characters stare directly into the camera.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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10
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
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20
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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0
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21
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
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10
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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0
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21
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
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0
No
15
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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20
Are there homophobic slurs?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
0
No
16
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
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0
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13
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
22
No
1
9
Racially charged insults to a black character
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Does an LGBT person die?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
1
BuzzyMcGee
Raleigh sometimes chuckles at Dudley's eccentricities, but he seems to find them interesting and endearing
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Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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0
No
17
9
FrolickingSpock
No n words but Royal throws some racially-based digs at Henry. Calls him Coltrane and such.
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Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Relationships
Yes
14
No
0
3
just_here_for_the_cake
22 year age gap between the actors. It’s briefly mentioned.
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Religious
Yes
2
No
1
1
FleetwoodMacNCheez
Royal mentions his religious heritage in passing
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Sex
Yes
12
No
11
1
futurafree
nudity is shown once but it is a very short scene
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
12
No
0
1
just_here_for_the_cake
In Margot’s life flashback, there’s a nude woman with breasts exposed.
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Is there bestiality?
1 supporters
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0
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9
1
FleetwoodMacNCheez
Briefly mentioned in the montage about Margot's past.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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55 supporters
Yes
31
No
1
11
scarywolfheads
Richie and margot are adoptive siblings and enter into a romantic relationship. although they aren't blood related it can still make people uncomfortable.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
9
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
5
2
just_here_for_the_cake
Royal lies to his family that he is, though.
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Social
Yes
9
No
0
0
Sid
Royal and Pagoda are very briefly
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
2
No
14
0
just_here_for_the_cake
Royal dies, but everyone manages to move on with their lives and progress as people.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
31
No
0
2
Sid
Eli drives into the front of the house at high speed, killing a dog
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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Yes
9
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
31
No
1
4
Anonymous
We don't see it but they mention a characters wife dying in a plane crash many times.
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Yes
27
No
0
5
jojox
A dog is run over by a car towards the end of the movie. Not shown fully on screen but we see the car crashed into the side of a building
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
Yes
34
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0
1
Sid
When Richie slits his wrists
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
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21
Yes
7
No
14
3
There are BB guns but nothing more
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