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Movie • 2018 • Comedy  

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A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.
This movie contains 8 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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EpicMalachi
The dog, Pete, a small chihuahua, is well loved and taken care of during the film. He acts as an emotional therapy dog to Wendy, the main character who has autisim.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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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
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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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 snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone held under water?
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the protagonist is restrained during a meltdown, allegedly to protect her from harming herself
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Silod
The protagonist does hyperventilate a bit when distressed, but this never goes farther than breathing somewhat hard. Use your discretion.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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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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Are any teeth damaged?
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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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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Silod
The death of the protagonist's mother is mentioned on a few occasions, but no parents die during the course of the film.
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Does someone cheat?
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mistofviolet
While the protagonist is not a child, an important item which they used for comfort is stolen which is very similar.
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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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At the beginning of the film, the protagonist describes her daily routine and is shown in the shower, shot from behind and from about chest height up only.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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EpicMalachi
While not a psych ward, several scenes in the film take place at a group home designated for those with mental illness. There are glimpses of residents at the home showcasing their various conditions, however none are frightening or degrading.
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Silod
The protagonist is taken to a hospital and held overnight for a possible concussion. Depiction of a hospital bed, hospital gowns, and hospital staff.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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autisticpwincess
Wendy has a meltdown near the beginning of the film
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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The main character Wendy, played by Dakota Fanning, has autisim. Therefore there are several scenes in the film where she expieriences high levels of anxiety and emotional outbursts.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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mistofviolet
We see what is probably ABA therapy, and at one point the protagonist needs to be restrained to protect them from hurting themselves.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
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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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Silod
The protagonist, who is autistic, is treated with varying levels of compassion throughout the film and is taken advantage of or treated poorly on a number of occasions. Seeing her as an easy target, a woman pretends to be her friend and offers her a ride, but then steals her billfold and MP3 player and leaves without her. When she then attempts to purchase food at a convenience store, she asks the clerk how much the bags of candy bars are. He tells her their cost by the each and, not understanding, she multiplies this number by the number of candy bars in each bag, coming out with an outrageous sum. The clerk slyly tells her that her math is correct and is ready to accept the rest of her money in loose change until another customer comes to her defense. A few other blue collar workers seem to size her up before speaking rudely to her and brushing her off. Near the end of the film, she is approached by a pair of police officers who have been keeping an eye out for her (as a missing person). In spite of the fact that she is not suspected of any crime and is known to be autistic, one of the officers yells at her and begins to give chase when she runs away. When they track her down to an alley, the officer again begins to aggressively advance on her as if to arrest her, but her partner stops her. Use your discretion.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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mistofviolet
The ending is satisfying and believable.

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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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EpicMalachi
A bus crash is implied but never shown, leading to the main character waking up in the hospital. No violence is shown, and the injuries she sustains aren't visible.
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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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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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