We Need to Talk About Kevin

Movie • 2011 • Drama  

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After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
This movie contains 45 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
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51
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I have no idea why there are so many Yes votes. There isn't a dog in the entire movie. There is a guinnipig that is insinuated to die but you don't actually see anything. There is definitely no dog death.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is someone eaten?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there blackface?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there decapitation?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Yes
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niranz
yes, but its only one scene. the mother throws the child, and the throw breaks his arm
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Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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deaddogfanclub
Eva throws Kevin against a wall when he is a child, breaking his arm. She regrets the act and attempts to show Kevin how much she loves him. Kevin is rough with his little sister, insulting her and attacking her with a vacuum cleaner.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Yes
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32
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romanbath
[Spoiler] The beginning of the movie operates on the premise that the mother feels like she is insane because her son is cruel to her and nobody else.
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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deaddogfanclub
Eva gets frustrated and is violent towards Kevin when he is a child.
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Addiction
1
Prescription medication taken by the mom is shown frequently and (spoiler warning) Kevin claims to be on Prozac or something on trial (not shown)
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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pinkwill
the amount of alcohol shown in the movie and some dialogue could indicate the mother struggles with alcoholism.
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30
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kinaleighmac
Eva drinks a lot of wine following a traumatic event, and is implied by Kevin to have drank a lot before the event as well.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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34
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
106 supporters
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kinaleighmac
Celia's guinea pig disappears, and Eva realizes it's in the garbage disposal after it's too late. It is not graphic, but the idea is disturbing.
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Are animals abused?
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65
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deaddogfanclub
A guinea pig is killed (offscreen) and a character explains the death to a young girl: ‘he is having a party in the garden now with new animal friends’
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Is an animal sad?
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Does a cat die?
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32
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 snakes?
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Are there bugs?
20 supporters
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Evandergiovanna
Not prominently, but there are. From what I remember there's a distinct scene where they cut to a piece of jelly covered bread covered in ants.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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5
Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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4
Is someone held under water?
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3
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2
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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11
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A brief shot shows a young girl tied up with Christmas decorations
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3
Not assaulted, but harassed a bit in a work place environment at a Christmas party
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Bodily Harm
Yes
6
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deaddogfanclub
Kevin is cut when Eva throws him against a wall. We see him holding his arm and later see the healed scar.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
21 supporters
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14
Is there cannibalism?
29 supporters
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4
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14
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pinkwill
well someone said under the eye injury section that it is implied someone ate a human part, and that it is a confirmed fact in the book, so.
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Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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Is someone burned alive?
26 supporters
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23
Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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3
Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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22
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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4
Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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4
Are any teeth damaged?
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20
Does someone become unconscious?
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4
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Yes
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patchsadams
Kevin's mum pushes him and it shows his arm visibly broken
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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10
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
34 supporters
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20
Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
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8
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Rainb0sherb
not physically, but many of Kevin's actions are done to, in a way, psychologically torture his mother
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Yes
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kinaleighmac
Celia loses her eye in an accident involving drain cleaner. It is not graphic but she is shown with an eye patch and bandages
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Is there excessive gore?
61 supporters
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7
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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4
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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kinaleighmac
Celia is found dead towards the end, and high school students are killed, both by Kevin using a bow and arrows.
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Is a minor sexualized?
67 supporters
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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4
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Does a non-human character die?
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Yes
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Does someone die?
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Yes
4
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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12
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0
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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9
Family
Yes
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pinkwill
not really kidnapped but students get locked up in the school, so kind of ?
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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linnealauridsen.ll
The father is shot with arrows by his son.
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Does someone cheat?
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Yes
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deaddogfanclub
As a child, Kevin fills a water gun with paint and sprays it on the walls of Eva’s bedroom. In retaliation, she takes the water gun and stamps on it while Kevin watches.
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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3
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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22
Is someone possessed?
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20
Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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HannahNeuman
One scene shows kids dressed as clowns for Halloween attacking the mother’s house and car. Another shows a computer virus with a clown that pops up. Another shows a doctor’s office with clown photos all over it.
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Are there razors?
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4
Is there a shower scene?
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3
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20
Are there mannequins?
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5
Gross
Yes
26
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0
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Anonymous
Poop Kevin diaper
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Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
Yes
44
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0
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Novamatic
Around 55 minutes in. Once she picks the boy up from the floor, look away for about one minute. She is cleaning up vomit from the floor. No actual vomiting, just the aftermath.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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1
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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37
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0
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KO14
A younger Kevin soils his diaper to spite his mom
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Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
Yes
4
No
12
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pinkwill
when Kevin is pushed against the wall/floor, the sound makes it clear that the act was intense enough to cause an injury, but it's nothing like what you might hear in other movies when a character breaks a bone. it's mostly a loud bang. other sounds in other scenes might indicate that something gore happened, while not being triggering in themselves the context makes it hard to listen.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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5
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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0
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10
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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21
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Yes
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deaddogfanclub
Franklin and Eva sit in a hospital waiting for Celia. Shots of injured students being wheeled into ambulances.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
13
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0
Does someone self harm?
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49 supporters
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Yes
1
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19
Is a mentally ill person violent?
25 supporters
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Yes
26
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0
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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3
Yes
0
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4
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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0
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Anonymous
At around 1hr 24 Kevin picks apart a lychee and eats it. The sounds are loud and gross and I had to skip ahead
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Yes
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9
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
6
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Nunya33
*SPOILER*


During the school shooting, Kevin locks the door of the gym and main door of the school with bike locks. It does give the sense of being trapped in.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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Yes
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ShawnRitzbit
early on in Kevin’s childhood a doctor says he might be autistic, in the movie he goes through a lot of abuse, (not because of his posible autism though)
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Yes
25
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0
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bigtallray
kevin cries relentlessly as a baby
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Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
Yes
5
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13
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deaddogfanclub
Slight shaky cam at some moments in the film where we are seeing from Eva’s perspective.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
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deaddogfanclub
Repetitive use of bright colours and emergency siren imagery which could be interpreted as flashing. Some quick, blurring flashback sequences.
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Paranoia
Yes
1
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10
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pinkwill
a character briefly looks at the camera, it startled me.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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11
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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37
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0
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kinaleighmac
Kevin's birth is very painful for Eva, we hear her screams but don't see anything explicitly
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Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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23
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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17
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0
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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26
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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22
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
Yes
38
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1
4
Eva, unprompted, comments to Kevin at the mini golf place that fat people are always eating, that the only reason for fatness is eating too much. (More bias/prejudice than jokes.)
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Does the black guy die first?
18 supporters
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20
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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0
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17
Yes
0
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15
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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10
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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8
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pinkwill
a character literally rants about fat people eating too much according to her, and ableist terms such as the r-slur are used.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
15 supporters
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4
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
1
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22
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kinaleighmac
Kevin calls his sister the r slur
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Are there n-words?
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14
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Sex
Yes
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0
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kinaleighmac
Eva walks in on Kevin masturbating, he continues and gives her a creepy smile. There are also sexual scenes between Eva and her husband, one of which Kevin walks in on as a child.
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pinkwill
a long scene of a male coworker staring at Eva's legs.
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Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
Yes
9
No
18
4
Rainb0sherb
not in the usual sense, but Kevin's mother walks in on him masturbating and proceeds to continue while making eye contact with her until she closes the door and leaves
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
8
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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4
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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4
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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Yes
34
No
1
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kinaleighmac
Kevin is sent to adult prison, and we realize Eva has lost her whole family
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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0
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6
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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20
Is someone hit by a car?
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0
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17
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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0
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19
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
32
No
0
1
kinaleighmac
Gory images of people who have been shot by arrows
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
19
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thecatsaysmeow
No, but there are a few scenes where characters push their faces into water and the camera shows it from underneath the water meaning you see it clearer so that could be slightly triggering for some people.
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Yes
4
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kinaleighmac
While the weapon used is later revealed to be a bow and arrow, there is a school shooting and the images associated with one (news reporters, ambulances and police cars, etc)
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