Whiplash

Movie • 2014 • Drama  

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Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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The main character's mom left him and his dad
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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jdpamv
The problems with forgiving their abuser and continuing to let themself get abused are discussed many times but for all intents and purposes, yes, an abused person forgives their abuser. Fletcher is pretty much the most abusive teacher imaginable, being verbally and physically abusive, bigoted as all hell, and has unapologetically driven a student to s*icide. The lead agrees with and supports Fletcher's belief that he needs to push his students through any means, and he succeeds as a result. It's up to interpretation but the most clear interpretation is that the abuse was worth it for both of them.
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atthehuskinbee
The main character gets slapped many times and has various objects thrown at him. He's also forced to play his drums until his hands bleed.
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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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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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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)
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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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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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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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mistersandman
Neiman’s hands bleed and are shown to have blisters in multiple parts of the movie.
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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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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no, but Andrew, the protagonist, crawls from under his car after getting in a car accident from which he suffered injuries.
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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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passerby
No, someone pushes their body to its limits for artistic excellence.
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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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MiaRose
No but at around 1:11:09 a woman mentions a guy hanged himself
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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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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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TacosChezi
Andrew plays the drums so much his hands bleed.
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Is someone tortured?
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Mulu
Andrew falls down stairs while running late for his first meeting with Fletcher's studio band.
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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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wpc25
i wouldn’t say excessive, but there are multiple shots involving blood
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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sort of? Fletcher, the teacher, makes several disparaging and sexual comments to insult college students. they are presumably over 18, but still young and not specified.
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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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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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Tall_Goth_Queen
During a scene where the protagonist loses a music folder they are compared to and described using the phrase “give a calculator to a f**king r****d and he’s gonna try to turn on a TV with it”
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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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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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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?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is there a shower scene?
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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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dangbee
NADA
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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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danc0118
About 1 hour 1 minute and 50 seconds he spits but it's not graphic or very audible and very quick
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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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Is there incarceration?
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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
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Unearthly
While a character goes through a lot, it is not explicitly PTSD
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it is discussed that the protagonist has similar symptoms of anxiety and depression as one of the past students in fletcher’s program. not explicitly stated that andrew is mentally ill, but highly implied.
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atthehuskinbee
In the movie, the main character plays the drums until he bleeds, even though sometimes he's forced to do so.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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fairygodmother
the main character gets violent after being mentally pushed to the breaking point/also suffering a concussion.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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AnaCludiaTeixeira
no, but there is a mention of a man killing himself (not a character that's show onscreen)
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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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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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yeahyeahp
in an upside down car
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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qlinnx
The main character is pretty autism-coded and his conductor mentally abused him troughout the whole movie. The r-word is used about 3 times (see “does someone say the r word?”). There is however no mention or mocking of him supposedly having autism.
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Ameesq
It is briefly mentioned twice
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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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Unearthly
During a car accident scene, the camerawork is quite chaotic
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Is there screaming?
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spritzee
A large portion of the movie is the conductor yelling and/or screaming at his students.
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AnaCludiaTeixeira
the insults used by the professor are pretty explicit and offensive
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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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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fairygodmother
earlier one guy gets kicked out of the band and fletcher asks him why he's looking down by saying 'is there a mars bar down there?' or something. i haven't seen the movie in a while.
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Does the black guy die first?
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petezaparti
The conductor uses the f slur against his students
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MiaRose
At around 58:40 Fletcher calls him a slur
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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petezaparti
The f slur and r slur are used by the abusive conductor
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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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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maddieamyh
There isn’t any visual sexual content but some of Fletcher’s (the band teacher guy) insults are quite sexually explicit (e.g. ‘This is not your boyfriend’s dick. Don’t come early.’).
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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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?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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nstalgia
One quote from Fletcher says something along the lines of 'who is now weeping and slobbering all over my drum set like a f-ing nine year old girl'

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Sickness
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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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teethhaver
bittersweet, misleading in its triumphant tone
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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emmavaldez34
⚠️very triggering scene about 2/3 of the way through the movie⚠️
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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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Unearthly
A character has cuts on their hands throughout the film, which are somewhat bloody. A character sustains injuries from a crash. These injuries are bloody, but not unrealistically or gratuitously so
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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