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Movie • 2018 • Drama  

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A disgraced children’s puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.
This movie contains 49 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Are there dislocations?
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Abandonment
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3
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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6
Is an animal abandoned?
61 supporters
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Abuse
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VIRUS
SPOILER: No abusive parents but a very abusive uncle.
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Is someone stalked?
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GeekWithTea
The protagonist sometimes feels stalked by the puppet, including a psychological 'chase scene' in an abandoned school.
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Is there domestic violence?
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27
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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madshealey
[SPOILER] It is left unclear whether the main character becomes a sexual abuser after being sexually abused.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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22
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1
Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Okrast
For those with a past including childhood abuse, this is a difficult watch and i would advise missing it.
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Addiction
1
no hard drugs but Philip is shown smoking in multiple scenes.
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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)
110 supporters
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39
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2
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Bulbasaursmeow
A fox is shown laying dead (not brutally). Fast forward between 50:30 and 50:40 to skip it.
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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28
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0
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Bulbasaursmeow
Not shown, but described by the main character. Skip the conversation between the main character and Maurice from 30:38 to 32:40 to avoid listening to it.
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18
Is there a dead animal?
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25
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1
Is an animal sad?
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3
Are rabbits harmed?
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3
Does a cat die?
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20
Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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VIRUS
A fox dies, but it is not a pet.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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huviks
If you don't like spiders, you're gonna have a bad time with this one
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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3
Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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3
Are there bugs?
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AtlasTarot
a bug crawls on a character's face, not sure what kind but it's about the size of a dime. later something that might be a spider crawls on the ceiling. there are likely other bugs throughout the movie here and there
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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3
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
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6
Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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8
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DrZarkov
Strong implication of previous abuse of the central character
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Is someone held under water?
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5
Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
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5
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0
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Child sex abuse is heavily implied but not shown
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AtlasTarot
(spoiler) his uncle in the end
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Is someone restrained?
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12
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0
Yes
27
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3
a lot of talk throughout the film of children being sexually assaulted, *SPOILER*
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main character is briefly assaulted on-screen by his uncle in the last 5 minutes of the movie
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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4
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0
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0
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4
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fraisierdesbois
Molested rather than raped
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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2
Is there throat mutilation?
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3
Yes
19
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GeekWithTea
Strangulation, but it isn't the "more important" part of the scene.
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Is there decapitation?
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3
Is there cannibalism?
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15
Is someone crushed to death?
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7
Is someone choked?
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5
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Yes
1
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estonia76
Although there is reference to parents who died in a bedroom fire, and the remains of the room are seen.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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VIRUS
Debatable whether or not the puppet counts as body horror.
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Is there amputation?
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Yes
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Ladybird
The puppet is deliberately crushed.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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9
Is there a hanging?
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16
Does someone asphyxiate?
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5
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tasharomanoff
At one point a glass jar containing a few teeth is briefly shown, but the teeth are undamaged and clean. No extraction is shown.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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5
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18
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5
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shannonwilliams49
The climax of the film includes a character’s neck being snapped. It’s the focus of that moment in the scene and you clearly hear it happen. I’m very confused by the no votes on this one.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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No genital trauma but someone is whipped on the butt with a belt pretty graphically at the end of the film.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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16
Is someone tortured?
62 supporters
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tasharomanoff
A character is hit with a belt several times, but nothing gory, graphic, sustained, or what I would call torture.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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7
Does someone fall to their death?
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15
Is there eye mutilation?
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16
Is someone stabbed?
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3
Is there excessive gore?
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9
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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7
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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11
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10
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huviks
Nothing onscreen, but there are lots of references and implications to child murder
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Is a minor sexualized?
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10
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1
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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6
Does a major character die?
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5
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0
Does a non-human character die?
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5
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2
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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7
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1
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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0
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7
Yes
0
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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20
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0
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
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23
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0
2
not shown on-screen but the main character lost his parents to a bedroom fire when he was a child, and their death is referenced at multiple points throughout the film
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Does someone cheat?
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16
Yes
13
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2
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VIRUS
The puppet gets destroyed over and over again but I wouldn't count that as a child's toy.
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8
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1
main character's parents died before the events of the movie but it's referenced a lot throughout the film. another family member is killed at the end
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
38 supporters
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23
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1
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only one, around the last 7-10 minutes of the movie, but it's the best jumpscare in cinema history
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Is someone possessed?
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18
Are there ghosts?
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19
Are there clowns?
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18
Are there natural bodies of water?
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5
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0
Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
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6
Is there a shower scene?
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Yes
6
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3
1
VIRUS
No mannequins but the puppet's head VAGUELY resembles a mannequin head.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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12
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
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22
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2
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KatieSkelley
Gagging sounds are heard, but no actual vomit is thrown up (an object it, but it is covered in spit)
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Is someone eaten?
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4
Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
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17
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0
Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
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18
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0
1
tasharomanoff
Briefly near the end of the movie.
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Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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0
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8
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
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0
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11
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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0
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3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
28 supporters
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0
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
39 supporters
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1
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4
Yes
0
No
3
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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0
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6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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0
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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17
Are needles/syringes used?
26 supporters
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0
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17
Is there a mental institution scene?
22 supporters
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18
Is there a hospital scene?
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16
Is there menstruation?
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0
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3
Does someone have cancer?
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1
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15
Mental Health
Yes
14
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0
0
the entire movie itself is a metaphor for trauma/PTSD. if this is triggering for you, i would highly advise skipping this film.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
14 supporters
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6
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0
Does someone self harm?
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51 supporters
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0
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17
Is autism misrepresented?
26 supporters
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0
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
27 supporters
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Yes
13
No
0
0
filmvirgo
the main character seems to lose touch with reality quite often
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
14 supporters
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0
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8
Yes
0
No
6
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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3
No
0
Does someone have a meltdown?
8 supporters
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3
No
1
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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6
No
2
0
CygnusDoesThings
Throughout the movie, as trauma crops up, there is a ringing tone, like tinnitus. It comes and goes.
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Is there ABA therapy?
18 supporters
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0
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
11 supporters
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1
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5
Is there body dysmorphia?
20 supporters
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0
No
19
Yes
0
No
12
Are there anxiety attacks?
24 supporters
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20
No
0
Yes
0
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16
0
Not exactly claustrophobic, but the main character is in a kinda tight hallway during a chase scene towards the end of the movie
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
28 supporters
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0
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18
Yes
2
No
12
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GeekWithTea
At one point a character age regresses from trauma. This is not autism related but as this is something that can occur in autistic people, this could be disturbing.
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0
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17
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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0
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3
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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10
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
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14
Is there screaming?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
1
AtlasTarot
very much obscene language at the end.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
34 supporters
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0
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15
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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5
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
8 supporters
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0
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9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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0
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9
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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1
No
14
1
GeekWithTea
There are allegories to sex and birth that could be read as childbirth in a blind, first viewing of the movie.
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Are there abortions?
16 supporters
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0
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15
Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
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0
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9
Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
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16
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
37 supporters
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0
No
13
Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
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0
No
15
Are there homophobic slurs?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
0
No
13
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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0
No
10
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Is a minority is misrepresented?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
5
GeekWithTea
Someone's PTSD is manipulated. It isn't intended to be ableist (cruel, but not specifically ableist) which does trigger symptoms.
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Are there n-words?
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0
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13
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Religious
Is religion discussed?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Sex
Yes
7
No
11
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tasharomanoff
While there is no consensual sexual content the way this is probably referring to, there are explicit references to children being assaulted and *SPOILER* a man is assaulted near the end of the film. There is no nudity depicted, but the language is explicit.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
28 supporters
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Yes
2
No
4
Are there nude scenes?
28 supporters
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0
No
6
Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
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0
No
6
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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0
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
10 supporters
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0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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63 supporters
Yes
21
No
1
3
HorrOrion
A character is sexually abused by an older relative. Although for most of the story it's only hinted at and only explicitly on screen near the end of the movie.
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Sexism
Yes
11
No
0
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is someone terminally ill?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Social
Is someone homeless?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there anti-abortion themes?
28 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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15
Are there end credit scenes?
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0
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3
Yes
7
No
7
5
in my opinion the ending is best described as hopeful, but the entire film is extremely depressing. the ending could be construed as sad or happy depending on how you look at it
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does a car honk or tires screech?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is someone hit by a car?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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0
No
15
Is there blood/gore?
43 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there gun violence?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14