The Sweet Hereafter

Movie • 1997 • Drama  

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A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.
This movie contains 7 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are animals abused?
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Silod
One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape.
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Does an animal die?
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One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape. We see him lead her into a barn and they lie down and begin to make out.
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape.
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Does someone vomit?
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One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape.
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Abuse
Is a child abused?
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One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape.
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Addiction
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Drug use is not depicted, but an addict is.
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Is there addiction?
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The lawyer's daughter is an addict and calls him multiple times throughout the film to ask for money. We also see him on a flight to go see her because she is "unwell" and he speaks with another passenger about her multiple attempts at rehab.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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liminalspace
there is a conversation about bad spider bites but no spiders are seen
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Are there snakes?
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Bodily Harm
Is there cannibalism?
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Is there amputation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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esh99
The movie is about the aftermath of a school bus accident in which many children died, the event is shown.
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Family
Does someone cheat?
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Two of the parents have an ongoing affair. One is presently married; the other is widowed. Another parent engages in ongoing incest with his young daughter without his wife's knowledge.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
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esh99
A young girl is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair after a bus accident; she feels her life is ruined and this belief is not challenged by the narrative.
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Sex
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Silod
One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape. We see him lead her into a barn and they lie down and begin to make out. There's also ansex scene with pair of parents engaging in an ongoing extramarital affair.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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One of the children engages in intercourse with her father, constituting statutory rape.
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Spoiler
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Silod
Sort of. The gist of it is that a lawyer comes to town and makes everyone re-live their grief/trauma and in the end, it was all for nothing. We see the wrecked school bus being hauled away and a line from the narrator stating that the town and the people who live there are different now.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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The bus crashes through a guard rail and loses control across a frozen lake before breaking through the ice.
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One of the parents follows behind the school bus every day on his way to work and honks and waves at his kids. There is also honking and failure to to brake due to ice during the scene where the bus is shown losing control.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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A dozen kids drown when a school bus sinks into a frozen lake. There is no underwater scene or bus interior during this part of the movie, but we see the bus sink and hear the kids screaming until it goes under.
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