Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Movie • 2016 • Adventure  

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Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
This movie contains 34 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
217 supporters
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Eva Zeller
There are two dogs in the movie; Ricky's dog lives (and lives happily ever after with Ricky). But Hec's dog is gored by a wild boar and mortally wounded; Hec has to go Old Yeller on him. :(
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there incarceration?
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Abandonment
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HoppipHarvest
The main character was given up for adoption by his mother when he was a baby.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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HoppipHarvest
Borderline. Ricky’s foster father attempts to punch him after Ricky repeatedly insults him, but he doesn’t succeed, and he does no physical harm to Ricky after that.
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Is someone stalked?
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amwhite91
The protagonists are pursued by the police.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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MarioA
A group of hunters in a cabin attempt to convince Ricky he is being abused by Hec.
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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Anonymous
Mentions of a girl in the foster system Ricky was friends with who was sent to live with a family in which the father almost certainly abused and eventually killed her. Mentions of general abuse in the foster care system, and a large part of the story is driven by the misconception that Hec is/has abused Ricky.
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Addiction
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Mistresslex
There are a few brief instances of cigarette smoking. A girl asks the main character if he wants to smoke a joint but then says she is just kidding, she doesn't smoke
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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)
102 supporters
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Anonymous
Boars/pigs (Somewhat graphically) and a whole mess of hunted animals (Deer, birds, various small rodents and mammals.) that are shown being prepared to eat/being skinned.
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Are animals abused?
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rickbaker
Animals are hurt/killed, but not in a sadistic or abusive way. There is animal suffering.
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rickbaker
Dogs fight a wild boar but not each other.
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kinaleighmac
Several hunted animals are shown briefly
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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HoppipHarvest
A dead rabbit is shown. It was hunted by the main characters for food.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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alyssalol
a dog gets attacked by a wild pig
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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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corn_colonels
there is a dead eel that ricky and hector eat
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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MarioA
A comment is made ("get away, insect!") about a bug by Ricky as he swats it away in an early seen but no insect is actually visible.
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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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Gobsn_frogs
There is no pedophilia though sort of mentions of it. One of the main characters gets falsely accused of it.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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HoppipHarvest
There are mentions of an adult character forcing a child to touch him inappropriately, and of child molesting (none of this actually happens, as the mentions are due to a big misconception).
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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itsthecolleenlife
No, but when Ricky first describes his and Hec's time in the wild to some hunters, he uses some ambiguous language and the hunters interpret it as a description of sexual assault.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Crow75
They find a man who is dying. He is wheezing and seems to be half-conscious. Later we find out he has diabetes. He is saved.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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HoppipHarvest
No, but it’s mentioned by a police officer.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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MarioA
Ricky fakes his death by burning a very unconvincing hastily-assembled mannequin which is made of a sweater, some pants, and a bowl with a smiley face drawn on it. No actual person is burned.
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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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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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HoppipHarvest
After watching Bella kill a wild boar with a knife, Ricky flops over and faints.
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Anonymous
Not graphic, save for one shot of it twisting initially, but Hec breaks his ankle about 25% of the way through the movie and is forced to take time to recoup.
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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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corn_colonels
ricky tells a story about children at a boarding school waterboarding and such but it’s probably just a scary story
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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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Gobsn_frogs
Not humans but there are boars who get stabbed and killed.
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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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Sunflower
We're told the story of a young girl named Amber, who “told stories” about her foster dad and then was killed, though we don't know how and we never see it on screen or meet the girl herself.
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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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Gobsn_frogs
At the beginning Bella dies.
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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
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Crow75
The authorities think Ricky was kidnapped but it is a misunderstanding. He is not kidnapped.
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Does a parent die?
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Julia Stanislav
The foster mom dies, not sure how. Foster dad is shown holding his wife and crying then the scene cuts to th funeral.
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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?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Yes
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Gobsn_frogs
Yes but only one poorly-made funny looking one. It is not scary, just goofy looking, though it is set on fire.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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5
Yes
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corn_colonels
discussion of but no on screen
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Does someone spit?
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MarioA
Spitting is a notable "crime" committed by Ricky as described by the child services worker, Paula.
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Is there audio gore?
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2
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Gobsn_frogs
Not gore, but near the beginning there is someone who dies and a man screams in agony.

There is also sounds of distress from animals being killed or hurt.
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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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If anything the movie is quite anti-authority
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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7
Yes
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7
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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6
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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7
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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3
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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HoppipHarvest
"Psycho Sam" (as he calls himself) is implied to be psychotic in some way. He believes in conspiracy theories and generally acts erratically.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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6
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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14
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Yes
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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4
Is there misophonia?
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2
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evilpansy
There is chewing
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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6
Is there body dysmorphia?
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HoppipHarvest
No, but at one point Ricky says "You might as well kill me now." He immediately takes it back.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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21
Yes
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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2
Does a baby cry?
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14
Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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3
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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3
Is the fourth wall broken?
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7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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8
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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0
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amwhite91
The main character's foster parents make fun of him for being fat.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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23
Yes
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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7
Does an LGBT person die?
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amwhite91
One character makes fun of another for not being able to read.
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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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6
Sex
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amwhite91
A main character is called a pervert based on a misunderstanding.

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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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6
Is there bestiality?
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6
Is there BDSM?
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Ryn347
No, but there is a misunderstanding in which some of the characters incorrectly infer that a child has been sexually assaulted by his adoptive uncle.
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Sexism
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5
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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5
Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Yes
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alyssalol
the main character is in foster care
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
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5
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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MarioA
It has a bittersweet ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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amwhite91
The protagonists drive a car through a fence and into a junkyard. The car flips over and crashes. There is an injury as a result, but no one dies.
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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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amwhite91
There is blood and gore throughout, mostly from hunting.
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
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TadBain
Guns are used by Hec and Ricky throughout the movie, both with animals and aimed at people.
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