The Truman Show

Movie • 1998 • Comedy  

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Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.
This movie contains 30 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
149 supporters
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
There are three dogs (and maybe more); none of them dies or suffers in any way.
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Abandonment
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ponyonemo
(Spoiler) The Truman Show in universe exists as the result of an unwanted pregnancy.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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cephaloncas
Truman's mom gaslights her son throughout the entire movie, although there is no physical abuse as far as we know.
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Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
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Jadespade
Truman is constantly being watched and/or followed without his knowledge.
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takver
Truman and his wife have a physical fight. She lies to him, he gets aggressive, she wards him off with a knife, but he overpowers her and holds the knife to her throat before the fight is interrupted.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Corellon
Whenever Truman discovers evidence that there's something strange about his life, a character will swoop in and make him think it's perfectly normal and he's just delusional.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
55 supporters
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48
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Jadespade
Truman since childhood has been lied to and gaslighted.
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Addiction
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40
Is there addiction?
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doestheferbdie
there is sometimes alcohol consumed but not in a big addictive way
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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)
78 supporters
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44
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No animal dies or suffers.
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Are animals abused?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but there's an aggressive dog. It doesn't physically harm anybody.
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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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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
I don't think there are any cats.
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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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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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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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23
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Undata
Truman restrains his wife with his arm while holding her at knife point briefly
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RowanOakley
Tricky; it's implied that Truman is still continuously recorded, even when having sex and using the bathroom. The hypothetical conceiving of a child onscreen is discussed.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
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Meowmeowiemeow
A small cut during a fake surgery
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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4
Is there throat mutilation?
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41
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Near-drowning.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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The main character mentions it
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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4
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ponyonemo
Truman chokes after nearly drowning, a result of the director.
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35
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takver
There is a brief scene where someone drives through fire.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
10 supporters
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5
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28
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supernintendo64
Amputation is mentioned, and there is a scene where a bunch of actors pretending to be surgeons have to pretend to amputate a leg when Truman is watching them, but no actual amputation is carried out.
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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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Does someone become unconscious?
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6
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2
Does someone break a bone?
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35
Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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25
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
One might argue that Truman is subjected to psychological torture through deceit and gaslighting.
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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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ponyonemo
No, but someone is threatened to be stabbed.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Insertnamehere
Truman is taken as a baby for a TV show.
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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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Does a major character die?
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2
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5
Does a non-human character die?
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8
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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7
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4
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Insertnamehere
In the show, yes. In real life, no.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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16
Family
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40
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2
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takver
A woman is pulled into a car against her will. She is not physically harmed or imprisoned, but she is taken away when she doesn't want to go.
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
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55
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0
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Steven S.
There is a flashback scene where Truman's father appears to drown in a storm. Although the father is later revealed to be alive, the scene of his apparent death may still be traumatic for some viewers.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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10
No
24
5
MichaelOttinger
Truman looks at some old photos of his wedding and sees that his wife (or, rather, the woman playing his wife) crossed her fingers at their wedding, meaning that she didn't really mean any of her vows.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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27
Does a family member die?
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11
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1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
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4
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34
4
ttoobbyy
truman almost gets hit by a bus and it’s a bit startling
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Is someone possessed?
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32
Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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DaniBabi
SPOILER: technically no natural bodies of water as he lives on set, so everything is man made
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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9
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Yes
4
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but there's a man sitting in a full tub; we see him there several times.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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24
Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
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30
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12
2
mstryke
Truman spits up some water after almost drowning
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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7
Does someone spit?
5 supporters
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6
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27
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ponyonemo
Yeah Truman spits out some water.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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6
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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1
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23
Is there incarceration?
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4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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10
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
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11
Yes
0
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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5
Is there bisexual cheating?
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2
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12
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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8
Medical
Yes
2
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31
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Anonymous
mentions of it, a character is made out to be schizophrenic, and her "father" says they tried everything including shock therapy.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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35
Is there a mental institution scene?
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35
Yes
44
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5
Steven S.
Doctors are seen about to perform surgery on a man, though the surgery is stopped before it can begin.
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Is there menstruation?
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6
Yes
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rubyfire77
There is a brief mention that Truman's mom got sick, but nothing explicit about cancer
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Mental Health
Yes
25
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1
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Tffr
Truman is purposefully traumatized so that he will have flash backs and fear to stop him from leaving
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2
no one is actually mentally ill, but the main character is gaslighted into believing he’s losing his mind and schizophrenia is mentioned once
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Does someone self harm?
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33
Is autism misrepresented?
15 supporters
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7
Yes
3
No
19
5
rubyfire77
a character being told he's delusional (though he is not) acts violently out of fear
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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8
Yes
9
No
4
4
Very much so
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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1
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2
Is there misophonia?
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20
Is there ABA therapy?
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1
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7
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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8
Is there body dysmorphia?
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35
Yes
3
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Yes
39
No
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Rory_John14
The main character has a phobia and is constantly gaslighted, so experiences a lot of anxiety
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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27
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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34
Is there autism specific abuse?
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27
Yes
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36
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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5
Are there underwater scenes?
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6
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0
Does a baby cry?
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16
Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
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13
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14
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leh
Some light POV camera action occasionally when the character is running or on a boat
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Is there screaming?
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5
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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9
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
There are a few lightning bolts toward the end.
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Paranoia
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Julian_Fawcett
That’s the plot
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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13
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8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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16
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
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6
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24
10
puppydog
it’s not explicitly shown, but there’s a scene of him in the womb where they discuss his birth, at 1:05
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Are there abortions?
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29
Are there babies or unborn children?
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15
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2
Does someone miscarry?
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34
Does a pregnant person die?
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28
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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30
Does the black guy die first?
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34
Are there homophobic slurs?
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31
Yes
0
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29
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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25
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
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1
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33
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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10
Does an LGBT person die?
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40
3
Boopers
Truman’s (very legitimate) concerns are constantly explained by others as a form of paranoia. He is also manipulated into developing mental illnesses and phobias so he won’t ever leave the island. Finally, someone tries to explain the truth to Truman, but they are constantly interrupted by another character and told that they’re crazy.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
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8
Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
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7
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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14
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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5
Are there demons or Hell?
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4
Sex
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31
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will0w
Mentions of sex but nothing shown
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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2
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13
Are there nude scenes?
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11
Is there bestiality?
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9
Is there BDSM?
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
Yes
2
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12
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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0
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13
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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10
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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0
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8
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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0
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6
Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
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Yes
16
No
1
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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9
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
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0
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8
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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3
No
1
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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31
Are there end credit scenes?
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5
Does it have a sad ending?
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3
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31
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
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0
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33
6
MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but there's reckless driving.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
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Yes
25
No
0
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
Yes
1
No
35
4
Undata
A stage light falls from the sky, but Truman is told via radio that it was a plane losing parts mid-flight. No plane crash actually occurs or depicted outside of this.
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but it comes extremely close.
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Violence
Yes
1
No
27
9
There is scene where a fake nuclear radiation leak occurs
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Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
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35
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
51
No
3
11
Jadespade
Truman almost drowns in the end in an intense scene.
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Is there gun violence?
7 supporters
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0
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30