Ben Is Back

Movie • 2018 • Drama  

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19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.
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Does the dog die?
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angelatb1986
A drug dealer steals the dog but they recover him and he’s fine . Thank god !
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal sad?
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EamonToPlease
Ben attempts suicide by drug (heroin?) overdose but survives.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abandonment
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EamonToPlease
Sort of. Preparing to commit suicide by drug overdose, Ben leaves his beloved dog in a car and puts a note on the windshield giving the dog's name and an emergency contact phone number (that of Ben's mother).
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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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Drug abuse, overdosing, etc is discussed frequently. Very brief, dark shot of a man injecting himself. Drugs (in packet form) handled but not used on screen. Smoking/vaping on screen.
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Is there addiction?
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Causes and effects of drug addiction shown and discussed in detail throughout the movie. A major character and many minor characters are addicted to drugs.
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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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mistofviolet
A dog is kidnapped which is suspenseful. It does not appear to be mistreated.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Friday
There are no cats in this movie.


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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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EamonToPlease
There are no dragons in the film. Who the hell voted yes?
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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 there pedophilia?
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iluvrisky
There is a strong inference given that a high school teacher had a sexual relationship with a teenager in exchange for drugs.
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pagodrink
Ben and his mom "visit one of Ben's former high school teachers whom Holly is shocked to learn used to provide her son with drugs in exchange for sexual favors." (source: Wikipedia) It is never said outright, but it is heavily implied.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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A character eventually resuscitates another character who is not breathing.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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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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Several references to a teenager who died before the events of the movie.
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Family
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A dog is kidnapped/stolen.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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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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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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A character is seen leaning out of a car's front seat; vomiting is heard but not shown.
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Does someone spit?
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Noodle
Nobody farts or spits, however, there is a discussion about farting and a story is told detailing farts.
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Anonymous
Brief, dark shot of a man injecting himself in the arm with a needle.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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pagodrink
A offscreen character is mentioned having cancer.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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AEBT
Ben hits himself sometimes when he's upset or having urges
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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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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Lindsay Rodier
someone attempts suicide but they survive
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Noxious
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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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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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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mistofviolet
Some people might think it's still ambiguous. But technically it's a happy ending. Everyone survives.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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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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