Dead Poets Society

Movie • 1989 • Drama  

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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
This movie contains 29 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are there dislocations?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Neil Perry commits suicide, and doesn't say goodbye or give any indication that he's going to. This scene and plotline could definitely upset someone with abandonment issues
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monosnarkagain
Neil's father rejects him and plans to send him away.
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Abuse
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clarkekent
Two of the main characters have abusive parents, one are more neglectful and the other is actively emotionally abusive resulting in the teenager committing suicide
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Is someone stalked?
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soulsinashes
While it's not full-on stalking, a character finds out where the girl he has a crush on goes to school and appears there to see her without her knowledge or consent.
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zoe_samantha
Some say it can be possible that Mr. Perry, verbally abuses or mentally manipulates his wife? But also the mental abuse towards his son Neil.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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ZoeLinked
Mental abuse one child is subjected to looks a lot like this.
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TenTinCans
Not a *belt* but someone is paddled
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Is a child abused?
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mtnmew
Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) is mentally abused by his father. His father is constantly reprimanding him and refusing what he wants to do. This eventually leads to Neil's suicide.
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Addiction
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soulsinashes
While I can't remember in how many scenes, there is casual use of cigarettes and alcohol.
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Is there addiction?
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zoe_samantha
There was an unfilmed, but written scene, where Todd has implied alcholism.
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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)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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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 alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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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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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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lunabee
a character is held back from getting in a fistfight by his friends (he still punches the other kid though), but I don't know that it really counts as "restrained"
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ZoeLinked
There’s an unconsensual kiss.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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emogej
todd anderson (ethan hawke) visibly struggles to breath after charlie dalton (gale hansen) tells him that neil perry (robert sean leonard) is dead. also the scene where they go outside and todd starts to vomit.
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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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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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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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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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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 down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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mtnmew
Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) commits suicide after ridiculing from his father. He wants to become an actor, but his father wants him to be a doctor.
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clarkekent
Teenage characters engage in some romantic and sexual behavior but nothing graphic or objectifying
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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22eps
No, but the word 'spaz' is used a couple of times.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Duck
depending on how you interpret it, a girl cheats on her boyfriend in a courtly, chaste way.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
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zoe_samantha
Mild jumpscare - Charlie jumpscares Meeks in the woods
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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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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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mtnmew
The boys are all in the restroom and preparing for bed. You can see them in towels, but that's it.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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libby32
please put spoiler warnings
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
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Dalton does change his name to "Nuwanda" as a joke amd gets mad when people don't use it.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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LilaMcKay
when a character is in love with someone he cannot have, he says “if i don’t have [character] i’ll kill myself”
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ZoeLinked
One of the characters is heavily implied to struggle with anxiety and has a scene of panic.
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Duck
several characters cram together in a rather small cave, but that's it.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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jessrose
Yes, and no full body or blood is shown but a hand is shown, gun smoke, and a gun. And then everything is loud and in slow motion. Caused a panic attack so it still was intense even with the implication.
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Noxious
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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In the high school party scene the camera spins around a lot
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Is there screaming?
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TenTinCans
There is no screaming in the horror or terror sense, but they do scream and shout in other emotions
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zoe_samantha
very mild cussing
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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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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It's strongly implied that Neil's dad is homophobic but no slurs are used.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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iloveyou
There is a kid who has health problems, and he is called many names such as “spaz”
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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am2211
Neil is not canonically gay but is heavily gay-coded.
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Anonymous
“spaz”
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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astrvrse
making out scenes, with moaning
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zoe_samantha
A picture of a naked woman is shown as well as half nude guys while they get ready for bed - but very mild
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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prosperolibre
Plot failure but personal triumph in some ways. See the dramatica analysis for more details.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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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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mtnmew
Knox Overstreet (Josh Charles) is punched in the face and he gets a bloody nose.
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Does someone drown?
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mtnmew
Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) kills himself with his father's gun.
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