The Shawshank Redemption

Movie • 1994 • Crime  

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Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.
This movie contains 42 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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pedanther
A character raises a bird from a chick, then releases it into the wild, without any preparation for life on its own, when he's no longer able to take care of it. The bird's subsequent fate is not shown (a scene revealing that it died shortly afterward was scripted but not included in the final cut of the film).
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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HannahEalasaid
Idk if this counts but the main character is accused of murdering his wife
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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FeathertailSilverstripe
In the beginning, Andy is seen to be rather drunk, but later on in the film he states he does not drink alcohol.
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Animal
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SiRenfield
The Humane Society took animal safety so seriously they wouldn’t let a bird eat a maggot until the maggot died on its own from natural causes
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
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petezaparti
Jake the baby crow grows up to be a healthy adult and is eventually set free
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Are animals abused?
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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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Brutallytruthful
No. Dragons weren’t introduced to Maine until a few years after the time period in which this film was set.
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Sly_Dingo
Andy pulls a maggot out of his food and gives it to somebody else
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Assault
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Partykiller999
There are no onscreen female characters in this film
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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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pedanther
The prison guards bully the prisoners and the stronger prisoners bully the weaker prisoners, and in both contexts there are scenes where the bullies beat up their victims.
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Is someone restrained?
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petezaparti
The physical violence is shown onscreen, the sexual violence is not
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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jdpamv
Contrary to how the scene is portrayed in almost every Shawshank parody, the assault of the protagonist is rightfully taken seriously.
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Anonymous
Rape is a plot element, but the act isn't depicted on camera.
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Bodily Harm
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Kingsfoil
At one point Brooks holds a knife to Heywood's throat and it nicks him
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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pedanther
There is a scene where a character has a knife held to his throat, but his assailant is successfully talked down.
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Does someone 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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HannahEalasaid
Yes. All shown
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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HannahEalasaid
Lots of pretty grim injuries shown
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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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Morgan.warner1
You could say that being in prison and sexually assaulted consistently is torture
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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HannahEalasaid
There is a part where one man is threatening to throw another man off a building. Its a bit stressful but doesn't happen
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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pedanther
There is a scene where a character is threatened with a knife, but his assailant is successfully talked down.
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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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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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pedanther
Depends where you draw the line under "major character", but there are emotionally impactful deaths of two characters who are at least significant supporting characters.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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FeathertailSilverstripe
A man who is stated to have a wife and child dies.
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Does someone cheat?
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sunflowersystem
The movie opens with Dufresne getting interrogated in court about the murder of his wife and her extramartial lover. They're shown making out and feeling each other up.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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pedanther
The main character's wife is murdered at the beginning of the movie.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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HannahEalasaid
Lots of men showering together
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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HannahEalasaid
While swimming through the sewer towards the end of the film. The audio is v bad
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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JohnCena
Movie is incredibly critical of the prison system
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pedanther
Most of the film takes place in a prison, with the difficulties of life there depicted in detail.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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gatorgirlgab
There is eating in some scenes but it’s not really too bad. Personally the scene where they’re putting tar on the roof kinda triggered misophonia but it’s only for a few seconds.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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0
It is not said outright but there is speculation from other characters near the end as a character is speaking in a way that may indicate suicidal idealation.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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JohnCena
Man crawls through a dirty sewer pipe for an extended period of time.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
at least 2 suicides both on screen
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Anonymous
Lightning storm could be triggering
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Mortisstorm
Several scenes have narration by the Red character. Doesn't say anything to directly speak to the audience but comes off as if Red is telling you the story of his friend Andy in prison.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Jadespade
A fat man is mocked for his appearance and called derogatory terms related to it.
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Jadespade
A group of men are called The Sisters
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Does the black guy die first?
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petezaparti
Queer is used in a derogatory way
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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jdpamv
The only gay representation is a group of r*pists called “the sisters.”
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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groeta
In minute 1:07 by one of the guards, but only in the german version
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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Jadespade
In the start of the film we see the main character's wife and her lover getting intimate.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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pairofdocs
theres some butt shots but not much more
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Jadespade
The prisoners place bets on which new prisoner will be the first to cry. When one man does so, the whole prison laughs and jeers.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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gatorgirlgab
[SPOILER] About an hour and a half in a character is shot multiple times, kind of by surprise. Main character is in prison on a gun violence charge but it isn’t shown
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