Girl, Interrupted

Movie • 1999 • Drama  

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Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.
This movie contains 76 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
2
Shakey
The orderly that Susana likes is moved to a different ward and does not say goodbye to her.
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Ellert
The main characters are all more or less abandoned by their parents. They are not children, but young adults.
They are placed in a mental health facility, but they are all at least emotionally abandoned and some of them also physically abandoned.
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joshhutcherson13
When Daisy kills herself she leaves behind her cat, But Susana takes The cat with her
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Abuse
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greenseaturtle
It is strongly implied that Daisy's father is sexually abusing her. At the very least, Lisa believes this to be true.
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Is someone stalked?
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66
Is there domestic violence?
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3
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greenseaturtle
Not really for spectacle, but there are several instances of female characters being mistreated by hospital staff and other patients. Lisa is put into compromising restraints and given electroshock therapy, and Lisa herself hits and lashes out at Georgina and Suzanna.
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Yes
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Anonymous
The character Lisa gaslight about everyone
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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scout.
Child sexual abuse heavily implied.
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Addiction
3
glastozasto
Characters are seen consistently smoking cigarettes throughout the movie, and taking pills for their mental illness. one girl is clearly addicted to said pills.
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Is there addiction?
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glitterpop95
Underage drinking.
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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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series_of_unfortunate_events
Daisy keeps chicken bones under her bed after she's eaten the meat.
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Are animals abused?
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53
5
beagle
Dead chickens body parts aka ribs are seen.
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Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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8
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greenseaturtle
Daisy's cat is wandering around upstairs meowing in concern on the morning of her suicide. The cat is happily adopted by Polly at the end of the film, though
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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OneirosDream
No, the cat is safe.
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Does a pet die?
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34
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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71
Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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ion.osphere
There are no bugs in the actual movie. However, if you watch the deleted scenes, there is a scene where Susanna sees a bug under her bed.
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Assault
1
Shakey
Georgina is slapped by Lisa for turning on a light
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Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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24
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1
2
Anonymous
One of the nurses is drugged
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Is there pedophilia?
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26
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1
1
It is hinted at the daisy’s dad is a pedophile
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21
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greenseaturtle
Suzanna is thrown into a bath by Valerie, which can be a bit jarring, but she isn't hurt
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Is rape mentioned?
44 supporters
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0
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gatorgirlgab
They emphasize the word rape in therapist
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1
Tobybloo
Not necessarily beaten up but one girl hits / slaps another for something harmless and then near the end a girl hits the main character across the head with a book twice
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Ellert
The restraint scenes can be extremely triggering for ppl who have themselves been hurt by the psychiatric systems.
Physical/violent restraining and the systemic restraining that is the removal of basic human rights, by the psychiatric systems.
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HannahWilson
There is no on screen assault but there is mention of assault and incest.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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0
No, but at one point it is heavily implied that a character is raped by her own father
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Bodily Harm
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117
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3
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Susanna shaves her legs in the bathtub. Cuts shown on a character's arm at 1 hr 26 min.
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1
1
Shakey
Susana slams her hand in a heavy door.
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Are there dislocations?
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6
Is there throat mutilation?
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8
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greenseaturtle
Suzanna gasps and gags while getting her stomach pumped after her suicide attempt. She makes a full recovery, but the scene is quite graphic.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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62
Is someone crushed to death?
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28
Is someone choked?
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65
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series_of_unfortunate_events
A character has scarring on her face from when she was a child and doused herself in gasoline and lit a match.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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4
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15
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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24
Is there a hanging?
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1
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BraveSoul
The act is not shown, but the body is shown in a graphic way that will be triggering to those who are sensitive to the topic.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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2
Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Susanna's mom references the time Susanna broke her leg as a baby.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Yes
79
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1
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Anonymous
Near the end, the main character slams her fingers in a heavy door.
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Is someone tortured?
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62
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scout.
Drugged and put into solitary confinement. Lots of screaming.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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26
Does someone fall to their death?
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54
Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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0
Not excessive, but there is a disturbing scene which shows the corpse of a girl who has hung herself and slit her wrists. this isn’t very graphic, it’s more emotionally disturbing than anything
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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19
Does a kid die?
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30
13
glitterpop95
Daisy, a teenager, hangs herself.
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22
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1
4
Ellert
Minors are not sexualized on screen, but there's a lot of hints to at least one character being molested as a child and also currently by her father.
And another character having a "relationship" with her English teacher.
The characters are supposed to be 16-19 years old.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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5
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Yes
17
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0
0
Yes, by suicide
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Does a non-human character die?
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12
Does someone die?
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0
0
Yes, one important character dies by suicide and it is mentioned very early on that another one did too, but we never meet the latter
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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2
No
25
3
Haunted.house
There is a lot of ableism but the word is never used directly
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greenseaturtle
None of the actors actually have the mental health diagnoses of the characters that they portray, but this is to be expected in Hollywood.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
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2
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Anonymous24
It is mentioned that Suzanna takes a whole bottle of aspirin with a whole bottle of alcohol
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Family
Yes
6
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46
3
TheCassandraComplex
Someone is coerced into going to a mental institution.
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Does a parent die?
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60
Does someone cheat?
1 supporters
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68
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2
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greenseaturtle
Suzanna sleeps with a married college professor. The wife finds out and confronts her later on in the film.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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1
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43
Does a family member die?
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2
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8
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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4
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58
0
greenseaturtle
About halfway through the film, Suzanna abruptly wakes up to Lisa looming over her. The camera rapidly cuts to a close-up of Lisa's face and the music crescendoes jarringly.
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Is someone possessed?
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56
Are there ghosts?
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0
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61
Are there clowns?
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60
0
greenseaturtle
A large river is seen a few times, but only in the background of a few shots.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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8
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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20
No
0
1
Ellert
Someone shaves her legs in a bath
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26
No
33
17
HannahWilson
Not shower but someone does take a bath
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Are there mannequins?
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1
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12
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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0
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37
Does someone vomit?
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2
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doesthedogdie.comfan
After the first scene, the next scene is Susanna in a hospital with doctors/nurses rushing around her (you will clearly be able to tell that the scene changed, and you have time to mute it after the scene change) and she leans over the side of the bed and v*s, no visual at all but I’ve been told that there was audio, so just mute it until she leans back into the bed
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Is someone eaten?
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13
Is there on-screen pooping?
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6
Does someone spit?
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7
No
42
Is there audio gore?
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0
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41
Is there farting?
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11
Large-scale Violence
Yes
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24
0
Susana calls for an ambulance, but we don't hear the other end
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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0
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36
Yes
6
No
1
1
Anonymous
In a way, yes.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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9
Yes
10
No
5
3
gatorgirlgab
The word transv*stite is used
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0
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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0
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6
Is there bisexual cheating?
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0
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11
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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0
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8
Medical
Yes
85
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1
4
Anonymous
Although not on screen, one of the characters tells the main character that “they're giving me the shocks again.”
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96
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1
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greenseaturtle
At the very beginning, Georgina is sweeping broken glass off the floor and picks up a full syringe.

Suzanna is forcibly injected with Valium. We see the needle go into her arm.

Finally, at the end, Lisa almost attempts suicide with a syringe full of an unknown substance, but she drops it and doesn't inject herself. This is the same syringe that we saw in the beginning.
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series_of_unfortunate_events
The vast majority of the movie happens within a psychiatric institution. There are some notable instances of staff saying pretty offensive things to patients about their conditions.
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97
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0
0
At the very beginning the character is in an actual hospital after having OD’d, and most of the rest of the film takes place in a mental hospital
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Is there menstruation?
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6
Does someone have cancer?
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0
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61
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Yes
35
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2
1
CMster
Almost every character
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Yes
110
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0
7
series_of_unfortunate_events
Cuts shown on a character's arm at 1 hr 26 min
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Yes
0
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8
0
FleetwoodMacNCheez
No one is specifically labeled as autistic, but some characters exhibit traits of autism
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glastozasto
Lisa is consistently agressive and occasionally violent throughout the whole movie.
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greenseaturtle
D.I.D was not a diagnosis in 1967, and no character has it or overt symptoms of it.
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gatorgirlgab
Susanna attempts suicide at the beginning and another characters dies by suicide towards the end. The actual act isn’t shown but her body is shown after.
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greenseaturtle
There are frequent flashbacks and dreamlike sequences throughout the film, especially the first half.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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9
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1
Is there misophonia?
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2
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27
Is there ABA therapy?
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0
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11
0
No, but there are horrible therapies used in the sixties such as electro shock therapy mentioned and it is set in a psych ward so if harmful therapies in general are triggering, i’d be careful of watching
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Yes
14
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2
Is there body dysmorphia?
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85
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4
0
Shakey
Lisa threatens to jam a pen into her neck.
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Yes
70
No
1
0
Lisa crys dungeon
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Yes
51
No
7
3
scout.
Instances of solitary confinement.
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14
FormieTueno
Daisy is said to struggle with an eating disorder, she regularly compulsively consumes and an entire chicken from her fathers deli, she is found to have multiple rotting carcasses of such hidden under her bed (representing both his visits which are indicative of incest/rape, and the consumption of the chickens themselves).

There are also mentions of laxative abuse and purging on her part:
Lisa: “You’re a laxative junkie...”
Daisy: “I like my dad’s chicken, and when I eat something else, I puke.”
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8
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38
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TheCassandraComplex
Some of the subject matter might be triggering for autistic people and autistic women in particular. The film takes place in the 60s in a mental institution for “troubled” young women, so there is plenty of generalized ableism and misogynistic attitudes about women and mental health. There are depictions of forced medication/treatment, restraints, solitary confinement and shock therapy. There are no characters explicitly diagnosed with autism but a few of the characters do have autistic traits.
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Around 1 hr 27 minutes, Lisa taunts a character about how her "safety net" isn't preventing her from wanting to slit her wrists. The character is found hanged and bleeding at 1 hr 32 minutes, which Lisa is rather insensitive.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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0
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7
Are there underwater scenes?
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Yes
0
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6
Does a baby cry?
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1
No
26
Yes
28
No
15
0
scout.
There are erratically filmed shots with quick cuts and quick lighting changes.
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Is there screaming?
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Yes
9
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Yes
16
No
0
4
series_of_unfortunate_events
In the bar around 1 hr 22 min
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Yes
2
No
7
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Yes
1
No
25
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
No
24
Is there childbirth?
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0
No
46
Are there abortions?
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0
No
46
1
Dreamdust1600
One of the background women in the mental institution is holding a baby
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Does someone miscarry?
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0
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47
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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0
No
45
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
Yes
74
No
1
5
series_of_unfortunate_events
Lisa repeatedly makes derogatory comments about people's weight/size.
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series_of_unfortunate_events
A character mentions a "transvestite in the men's ward," and it's unclear whether this is in referral to a gender-nonconforming man or a trans woman. Either way it's generally considered a derogatory term today.
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0
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54
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Worthy of note that Susanna says some racist things to Valerie during an angry outburst.
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Yes
74
No
0
6
anjo
lisa tells cynthia she’s a dyke
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Yes
1
No
38
Yes
37
No
7
7
Vyctor
Not exactly a joke, but at one point Janet gives Susanna a bottle of nail polish saying she got it from “ a transvestite in the mens ward”
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Yes
80
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2
10
mariekalimu
some racist comments during an argument scene
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Yes
12
No
4
-1
Haunted.house
Transgender people are
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Yes
0
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51
0
greenseaturtle
Mental illness is treated and discussed in a way that was typical in the late 1960s.
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Are there n-words?
1 supporters
Yes
46
No
6
0
Not exactly the N-word we know today, but a term that has come to be known as a slur that was used a lot in the 1900s to classify black people
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Is there aphobia?
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Yes
0
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7
Race
Is there blackface?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Relationships
Yes
24
No
2
2
mstryke
Not shown, but implied
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Sex
Yes
82
No
0
4
series_of_unfortunate_events
Susanna and Toby lie naked in bed while talking (no visible nudity). They later are shown making out in bed while Toby's pants are partially pulled down.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
21
No
1
Yes
15
No
1
0
greenseaturtle
No bare breasts or genitalia are seen. Just Winona Ryder's back.
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Is there bestiality?
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0
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15
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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1
No
9
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
Yes
82
No
1
8
series_of_unfortunate_events
A character is sexually abused by her father, though never on screen. Lisa tries to get under this character's skin by saying she likes her dad abusing her.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
20
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does someone have a chronic illness?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
5
No
3
Social
Yes
4
No
18
-1
CMster
Lisa is effectively homeless
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
1
No
41
Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
5
No
47
1
NovaPineros
It doesntwas, tho its not the typical happy ending, it's not bad tbh
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
14
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Is someone hit by a car?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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[SPOILERS] I am fairly squeamish, but the blood and gore in this movie didn’t disturb me. A characters recent self harm wounds are shown, but this is not very bloody at all. That same characters corpse is later shown having hung herslef and with fresher, bloodier self harm wounds. I would say the film’s plot and storylines are more disturbing than any of the blood or gore in it
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Does someone drown?
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mstryke
At one point a character is dropped into a tub, but no drowning
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Is there gun violence?
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