The Impossible

Movie • 2012 • Drama  

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In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.
This movie contains 39 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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When they enter the marsh area at 21.30 look away until 21.49.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are any hands damaged?
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skillwithaquill24
A woman hospitalized next to a main character is catatonic after surviving the tsunami. She stares at the ceiling and does not respond to any attempts at conversation.
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Are there dislocations?
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Abandonment
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skillwithaquill24
SPOILERS

The Bennett family must leave the country without saying goodbye to Daniel or any other fellow survivors they met during their ordeal.
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Sandphin
The dad sends his two younger kids off to the mountains for their safety. This is not exactly abandonment but may be bothersome for some.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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5
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Is someone gaslighted?
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15
Is someone abused with a belt?
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4
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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19
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
89 supporters
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3
Anonymous
A drowned elephant is seen underwater in one scene.
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Are animals abused?
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18
Yes
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milli3w
a dead floating poodle, only visible for a few seconds
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Is an animal sad?
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5
Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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d3m0nGu7z
A deceased dog is briefly shown during the aftermath. Avoid 21:40 through 21:50
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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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18
Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
16 supporters
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jayyyy
There’s like moths or bees or something flying on a screen in one scene
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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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7
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1
Someone is stuck underwater but they aren’t held down by a person
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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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3
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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skillwithaquill24
A severely injured woman has her mouth covered with an oxygen mask.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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25
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oreoicecrem
loads scenes of people choking, throwing up, drowning, being strangled
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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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4
Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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LionKing
Not buried as such, but a child is heard screaming and then found under debris.
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Is there body horror?
25 supporters
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5
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Sandphin
There are realistic injuries, including a huge wound on the back of the Mom's leg. It's frightening to the kid looking at it but it's brief and not lingered upon. So, judgment call but this does not seem like body horror to me, more like gore.
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Is there amputation?
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4
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13
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emoenthusiast
Main woman’s leg is basically mutilated, during the marsh scene, her leg is pointed out and shown in great detail.
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Anonymous
Impact is not shown on screen, but a dead body is shown with a caved-in head.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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3
Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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3
Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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7
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Yes
25
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Anonymous
It's likely that a main character has a broken leg for most of the film.

During a hospital scene, Lucas sees a woman wheeled in with an absolutely mangled leg. Other hospital patients in the background are seen with splints and casts.
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24
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Anonymous
A woman at the hospital begins to seize and vomit blood.
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PoeDameron
We see a woman’s exposed breast with a pretty large gash running threw it, some flesh is hanging off
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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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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oreoicecrem
after the tsunami, the dad has a red eye. we dont see anything happen to it on screen. maria has bruised eyes.
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Is someone stabbed?
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8
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skillwithaquill24
Very realistic injuries are seen, including black eyes, broken bones, bleeding wounds, scratches, bruises, and more.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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5
Does a kid die?
24 supporters
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26
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7
SherlockWilliamJames
A baby is heard screaming and crying inside a car moments before it is swallowed by the tsunami
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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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2
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4
Does a major character die?
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1
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4
Does a non-human character die?
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4
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2
Does someone die?
1 supporters
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6
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0
0
skillwithaquill24
Dead bodies are visible in the back of a pickup truck, in a hospital, and on the side of the road. It’s apparent that thousands have been killed and thousands of others are unaccounted for after the tsunami.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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8
Yes
1
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4
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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1
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17
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
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23
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1
6
Anonymous
There is an extensive scene in a makeshift orphanage at the hospital for children with dead or missing parents.
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Does someone cheat?
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17
Yes
13
No
1
0
skillwithaquill24
Children lose their red bouncy ball in the tsunami and never get it back. It’s never remarked upon, however.
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0
skillwithaquill24
SPOILERS

None of the main characters dies, but it’s apparent throughout the film that thousands of other people have died/are dying.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
28 supporters
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8
No
14
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JuanOteo
Where did you see jumpscares? I didn't notice any
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Is someone possessed?
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20
Are there ghosts?
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21
Are there clowns?
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skillwithaquill24
The Indian Ocean.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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4
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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5
Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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5
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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7
Does someone vomit?
58 supporters
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40
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1
4
Rainbowtash
Just after 43 minutes: There’s one very triggering scene, when the mom and son are in the hospital and the mom tells the son to give the tangerine to the woman next to her, she starts gagging and then vomits blood and immediately after that, the mom starts gagging and retching and vomits up a bunch of blood and debris. The son also gags shortly after. I have emetophobia and that was the only scene that bothered me. I muted it and covered most of my eyes, but I could tell it was bad.
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Is someone eaten?
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6
Is there on-screen pooping?
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5
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
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21
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0
1
StriderDiaz
lots of spitting up water, then halfway in hospital there's a scene of spitting up blood and wire
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Is there audio gore?
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6
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9
Is there farting?
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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7
Is there incarceration?
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5
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
21 supporters
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0
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6
Are there transphobic slurs?
25 supporters
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0
No
6
Yes
0
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5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
11 supporters
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0
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5
Is there bisexual cheating?
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0
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6
Loss
0
skillwithaquill24
Nothing shown on screen, but it’s easily understood that the tsunami has decimated the country. Thousands of people have lost their homes, businesses, and all of their belongings.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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17
Are needles/syringes used?
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Yes
31
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0
Is there a mental institution scene?
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0
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19
Yes
30
No
0
4
oreoicecrem
most of the film takes plave in a very crowded hospital
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Is there menstruation?
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5
Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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0
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18
Mental Health
Yes
5
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2
0
skillwithaquill24
A woman undergoing surgery has vivid visions/memories about what she endured in the minutes after the tsunami swept her away.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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0
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5
Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
36 supporters
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0
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17
Is autism misrepresented?
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5
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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0
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9
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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6
Yes
0
No
5
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
10 supporters
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0
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5
Does someone have a meltdown?
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4
Is there misophonia?
21 supporters
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2
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7
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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6
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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6
Is there body dysmorphia?
17 supporters
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13
Yes
0
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9
Yes
17
No
4
4
oreoicecrem
I dont know why everyone said no, there are loads of anxiety attacks
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Yes
19
No
1
0
DevinA
Several
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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18
Is there autism specific abuse?
28 supporters
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16
Yes
0
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18
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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1
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3
Are there underwater scenes?
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6
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0
Does a baby cry?
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Yes
13
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0
Is there shakey cam?
22 supporters
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Yes
22
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0
Is there screaming?
6 supporters
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6
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0
0
Sandphin
a LOT of screaming and yelling throughout.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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4
Are there flashing lights or images?
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3
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16
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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0
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5
Is the fourth wall broken?
4 supporters
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6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
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6
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
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16
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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0
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16
0
skillwithaquill24
A crying baby is heard as a car is swept away by the tsunami.
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Does someone miscarry?
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17
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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0
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15
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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16
Does the black guy die first?
12 supporters
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16
Are there homophobic slurs?
26 supporters
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0
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15
Yes
0
No
14
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
19 supporters
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10
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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0
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17
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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0
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4
Yes
0
No
17
6
Anonymous
None of the characters depicted in this movie are expressly LGBT. Based on the astronomical death toll of the tsunami, LGBT+ people definitely died in real life.


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Are there n-words?
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15
Is there aphobia?
11 supporters
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5
Race
Is there blackface?
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6
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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0
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6
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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5
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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0
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5
Sex
Yes
3
No
20
2
PoeDameron
We see an exposed breast which is probably what the “Yes” answers are referencing, but it is in no way sexualized and is actually a rather traumatic scene
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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0
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6
Yes
7
No
0
1
Alicia21
The mother’s top is broken, exposing her breast, she ties it up to cover herself. Later in the hospital, a doctor cuts her top open to treat her injuries. There are also various nude background characters, both alive and dead.
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Is there bestiality?
42 supporters
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8
Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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0
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7
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
47 supporters
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0
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18
Sexism
0
skillwithaquill24
Many men and boys cry during the film and it’s treated as entirely normal - especially under their circumstances.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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0
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6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
14 supporters
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0
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6
Yes
1
No
3
0
skillwithaquill24
A woman develops a life-threatening infection during the second act of the film. Her deteriorating health is apparent. She gets weaker, paler, and closer to death until antibiotics and multiple surgeries save her life.
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Social
Yes
5
No
2
0
skillwithaquill24
Thousands of people are homeless and displaced after the tsunami. Survivors are seen in tent camps outside hospitals.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
20 supporters
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0
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6
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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0
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5
Spoiler
Yes
16
No
10
3
Brieanna
Christmas is celebrated at the beginning of the film and Naomi Watts says something along the lines of "thank you for the scarf darling, I mean Santa Claus" to Ewan McGregor
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Are there end credit scenes?
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0
No
5
Yes
4
No
17
4
Anonymous
*spoilers*

The Bennett family survives the tsunami and the harrowing aftermath. They're reunited and airlifted home.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
7 supporters
Yes
17
No
1
4
Anonymous
Cars are carried away by the tsunami and crash into other debris. It's unclear whether or not people are inside the cars.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
6 supporters
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0
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3
Does a plane crash?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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18
Is someone hit by a car?
10 supporters
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0
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17
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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0
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19
Is there blood/gore?
27 supporters
Yes
29
No
0
4
theanonymouswhisperer
One of the main characters in injured during the tsunami. Her leg is impaled, which is briefly shown on screen. She is bleeding when she gets out of the water.

One of the minor characters later vomits blood during a hospital scene

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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
28
No
1
5
Anonymous
None of the main characters, but thousands of people drown because of the tsunami. Many dead bodies are seen throughout.
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Is there gun violence?
7 supporters
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0
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17