Burn After Reading

Movie • 2008 • Comedy  

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When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.
This movie contains 10 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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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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Jeanh
Alcohol
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Is there addiction?
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takver
One of the characters is addicted to alcohol, which leads to a lot of ugly moments such as shouting and swearing at his boss and losing his job. Frequently shown drinking.
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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 restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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40thieves
Ish. Someone is beaten with a hammer 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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40thieves
Yes with a hammer
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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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40thieves
Yes skull
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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
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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petezaparti
The only children in the whole movie are being read to and another scene with a boy and his mother at the doctor's.
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40thieves
No not at all there are no children in the movie
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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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cheating is a major plot point, as nearly every character does it. everyone sleeps with everyone's partners, and it's meant to add another layer of complexity to the movie's tangled situation. only one actual sex scene is ever shown, and its *not* between any cheating people. two cheaters are heard having sex in a boat, but it's not shown. im very sensitive to cheating in movies and it was treated like such a given that i was able to get used to it.
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40thieves
No there are no children
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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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takver
One of the characters is seen getting into the shower.
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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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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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40thieves
No cops are portrayed as fumbling and idiotic as everyone else
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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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40thieves
No someone is talked about being hospitalized at the end but its not shown
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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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takver
One of the characters is obsessed with her "physical flaws," talks about how fat she is even though she isn't, and seeks out plastic surgery.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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takver
Possibly. One character hides in a closet. The emphasis is the tension of whether he'll be discovered.
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takver
One of the characters has a distorted body image and refers to herself as fat even though she isn't.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Paranoia
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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takver
A character makes disparaging remarks about her own body.
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40thieves
White guy dies first.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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SXZ
There is a joke however about "not wanting to look like Frankenstein", followed by the respond "So, no sex/gender swapping". (German dub)
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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
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takver
No nudity but we do see a brief sex scene, as well as a few different sex toys; and characters talk about sex.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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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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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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petezaparti
Debatable. I wouldn't call it a happy ending but I wouldn't call it sad either. An innocent character dies near the end, but it's not treated as tragic.
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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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baldisbasics
Brad Pitt's character is shot in the face quite graphically
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Does someone drown?
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takver
A character is shot and killed.
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