Knives Out

Movie • 2019 • Comedy  

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When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.
This movie contains 42 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
216 supporters
Yes
2
No
225
35
plutothecat
Two german shepherds contribute to the story but are not ever put in harm's way.
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Abandonment
Yes
1
No
3
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is an animal abandoned?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Yes
0
No
9
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
14
No
100
18
Jadespade
Not stalked, but there is a scene where the main character leaves her house only to be confronted by another person who she does not want to see. She was also trying to evade a horde of reporters at her front door.
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8
Anonymous
There's a minor scrabble in a home and yelling but no abuse
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
49 supporters
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0
No
10
Yes
0
No
13
Yes
124
No
26
23
TFMD
There is lying and manipulation. It's not gaslighting in the typical sense of an abuser/victim dynamic where the abuser convinces the victim that they are insane.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is a child abused?
73 supporters
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Yes
1
No
149
Addiction
25
TFMD
One character uses prescription morphine for pain relief. In another scene, marijuana is smoked.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
136
No
5
6
Twizzler787
Drugs and cigars
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
105
17
Twizzler787
No, but it's implied a few people are drunk in a scene
3 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
3
No
176
3
Barbara
There are no horses
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
1
No
184
12
Jadespade
There is no laboratory scene. No animals die in this movie.
2 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
119 supporters
Yes
2
No
199
10
Barbara
The dogs are okay, and even help by barking
3 comments | Add comment
1
nyancatspunksibling
the doggies are nice to each other :)
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
16
No
79
8
LoyalAnTrue
Stuffed animals are seen in Harlan's study
4 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
3
No
194
13
SamhainStranger
There are no cats in this movie.
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
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Yes
0
No
50
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Yes
3
No
174
7
There are no dragons
1 comment | Add comment
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
Yes
212
No
1
24
Sathgirus
A spider crawls across someone's face.
4 comments | Add comment
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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0
No
9
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
164
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
177
No
9
28
dianajaneanderson
A spider is shown on a still body
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is someone drugged?
19 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
2
nyancatspunksibling
A character is drugged with chloroform on a rag by the main antagonist. a character uses prescription drugs in their prescribed doses on another character
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Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
44
No
0
4
Anonymous
There's a few arrests.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
182
4
nyancatspunksibling
No. I’ve watched this movie many times and as someone with a trigger for this i would’ve noticed it
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
0
yoyok
Twice
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Bodily Harm
Yes
86
No
53
14
Anonymous
No but someone slits his own throat
2 comments | Add comment
Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
8
No
0
0
pedanther
The plot revolves around the death of Harlan Thrombey, whose throat was cut. There's a clear shot of his body when it's found at the start of the movie, and the event is depicted on screen in a flashback (the knife is shown raised into position, but then the camera switches to a reaction shot, not showing the actual cutting).
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
121
No
3
14
Jadespade
The main character panics sometimes and is seen struggling to breathe.

SPOILERS: Another character is seen struggling to breathe and speak after being injected with a fatal dosage of morphine.
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Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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0
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8
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
72
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
34
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
139
12
Crow75
A building is set on fire, but nobody is harmed.
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
122
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
89
Does a head get squashed?
40 supporters
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Yes
0
No
136
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
117
Does someone asphyxiate?
16 supporters
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Yes
35
No
4
Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
143
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
17
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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0
No
131
Yes
99
No
36
19
Jadespade
SPOILERS: A character appears to have a seizure (or something similar) onscreen after being injected with too much morphine.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
51 supporters
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0
No
52
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
33 supporters
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Yes
1
No
120
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Yes
26
No
98
13
Anonymous
Kind of, but not really? Someone is tied up and chloroform is used
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Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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0
No
31
Yes
1
No
122
25
TFMD
There's a tense climbing scene where a foothold breaks, but the character doesn't fall or die.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
6
No
112
21
NotSoLittleMermaid
I spider crawls across a person's bare eye. Not mutilation but not pleasant.
3 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
1
No
4
2
BeeGhost
(Spoilers) No, but there is a stabbing attempt that fails due to the knife being a prop.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
42
4
nyancatspunksibling
There is a throat slit (with slight audio gore) but it is easily avoidable. (look away or skip ahead whenever you see Harlan put a knife to his throat)
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
2
No
143
6
petezaparti
The only child in this film is a teenage boy, who is not harmed
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
5
No
24
4
Anonymous
there are remarks about a minor masturbating in a bathroom
3 comments | Add comment
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
30
No
2
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
39
Yes
0
No
7
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
46
No
0
4
SamGilbert
We dont SEE someone overdose, but a character does die for an overdose of drugs near the end of the film
2 comments | Add comment
Family
Yes
84
No
34
15
Twizzler787
Somewhat--a character is momentarily gagged and tied up, but found very quickly thereafter
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
175
No
1
19
Twizzler787
Basically the concept of the entire movie--the death is shown on screen, as well as the aftermath being shown multiple times throughout
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
177
No
0
21
Twizzler787
Not shown in detail, only one photograph (SPOILERS: non-cheating partner finds out)
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
68
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
Yes
20
No
105
14
Anonymous
No but suspense it built up to a close up of a face. It doesn't jump but it is sudden
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
121
2
alan001
Nothing supernatural occurs
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
128
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
10
No
114
10
invadermac
One creepy statue of a clown in the house shown early in the film
2 comments | Add comment
1
pedanther
Not to any significant extent: maybe sometimes in the background of a shot, but the action never goes near one.
1 comment | Add comment
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there razors?
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8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
114
Yes
0
No
14
1
Anonymous
There’s a shot of a weird doll for like 2 seconds but no mannequins
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
343
No
5
86
TFMD
An important plot point is that one character vomits every time she lies. This happens about 4 times in the movie. The first 3 times she vomits into a container or semi-offscreen so we don't see much, but we hear noises. The final time she vomits onto another character's face, and it's really graphic. There are also a couple of other moments when she gags but doesn't vomit.
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
3
No
101
9
Anonymous
No but there is multiple vomit scenes
1 comment | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Yes
17
No
47
4
nyancatspunksibling
Throat slit scene has knife slashing sounds
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Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
27
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Yes
4
No
31
5
nyancatspunksibling
There are cops but there is no police brutality or glorification of it
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there transphobic slurs?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
8
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
120
Yes
187
No
2
19
Asphodel
A character has a treatment that requires meds injected by a syringe.
8 comments | Add comment
Is there a mental institution scene?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
112
Yes
122
No
3
14
ilsafaust
Characters sit in the hospital waiting room but everything else is off screen
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Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
120
Mental Health
Yes
36
No
7
6
nyancatspunksibling
YES!!! I don’t know why people are saying no. Marta has flashbacks of the death.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
146
No
6
14
Twizzler787
Brief scene; results in death
4 comments | Add comment
Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is a mentally ill person violent?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
42
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
0
pedanther
Noting that "Does someone die by suicide?" is treated as a separate question, with the implication that this question concerns attempts that don't result in death, then the answer to this question is No.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone have a meltdown?
6 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
31
No
12
8
nyancatspunksibling
Many vomit noises
2 comments | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
101
Yes
3
No
35
Yes
138
No
2
15
Twizzler787
Character gets anxious about being caught doing something, character gets anxious when faced with the prospect of lying, debatable whether they're anxiety attacks but it can be intense for some people
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
97
3
malovela
I was somewhat affected by the old man's bedroom (which is rather small and windowless, has sloping walls and is filled with objects) and the less-than-full-size-door, narrow hallway and narrow stairway leading to the room. In fact, the door was what bothered me the most.
2 comments | Add comment
11
Anonymous
No but a character is seen throwing up into toilets
2 comments | Add comment
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
81
35
Twizzler787
Yes, but it was not brought on by depression/similar mental illness. And yes, it's shown on screen very, very briefly
4 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Yes
4
No
1
0
pedanther
A quiet scene abruptly transitions to somebody knocking loudly on a door.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
0
No
40
2
malovela
There is no baby.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
84
No
8
11
dianajaneanderson
Briefly and not severe there is a chaotic scene where the camera is rather unsteady.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
2
ProfessorProcyon
A fair amount of swearing throughout. Two uses of the "f-word", and one scene where a character repeatedly says "eat s---".
1 comment | Add comment
Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
111
Paranoia
0
willwithano
A character believes they weren’t seen on security cameras but was.
1 comment | Add comment
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
0
No
107
0
malovela
No pregnancies, no babies.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
124
2
malovela
No pregnancies, no babies.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Yes
2
No
116
2
malovela
No pregnancies, no babies.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
126
1
malovela
No pregnancies, no babies.
1 comment | Add comment
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
120
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
120
Yes
2
No
68
2
nyancatspunksibling
Why are people saying yes? There was no usage of any homophobic slur (including specific ones)
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25
Jadespade
All the other characters mock him, but there is a 16-year-old alt-right minor character. He doesn't say anything directly anti-Semitic but he is called a N**i several times.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
-1
nyancatspunksibling
No men in dresses
1 comment | Add comment
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
145
No
1
41
ilsafaust
Some characters have bigoted views against undocumented immigrants
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
13
6
helpfulbug
throughout the movie we hear from several suspects that all describe marta in very disrespectful ways (not outward racist but potentially triggering nonetheless) It is an important part of the narrative that that makes them bad people and that they are in the wrong. so even if its effectively used for character building its still in the movie
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
127
2
nyancatspunksibling
no but harlan gives off those vibes kinda /hj
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30
rmir
May not count as ableism per se, but an elderly character is dismissed as senile and unaware, treated by many characters as a background feature rather than a person.
2 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Yes
2
No
67
15
RowanOakley
No, but "anchor baby" is used to a Latina character's face.
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Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Relationships
Yes
0
No
25
8
Melinski
A nurse is (falsely!) accused of having had an affair with her much older patient though.
2 comments | Add comment
Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Sex
Yes
9
No
104
22
Jadespade
No sexual content but a teenager is implied to have masturbated in the bathroom. None of this is shown on-screen.
4 comments | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Yes
1
No
7
1
BeeGhost
It's joked that the 16 year old was masturbating to pictures of dead deer in the bathroom, but no actual bestiality occurs
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Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
0
No
134
1
Anonymous
Re previous comment: they are not related.
1 comment | Add comment
Sexism
Yes
0
No
22
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
17
3
Anonymous
debatable. harlan's medication in the film is said to be for his shoulder injury and to help him sleep.
But, Harlan is given said meds through a PICC which would imply a longer-term illness. This is never discussed or brought up in the film however.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
5
No
11
6
ProfessorProcyon
There are implications that the grandmother could have some form of dementia, but it's unknown if she actually does.
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Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
105
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Yes
6
No
117
15
NotSoLittleMermaid
It is a neutral to happy ending for the main protagonist of the film.
2 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
105
No
4
13
ilsafaust
A car has a minor collision after a car chase
3 comments | Add comment
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
27
No
0
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Yes
0
No
107
1
malovela
No flying scenes.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
96
9
Twizzler787
No, but people in a car collide into various buildings. They are not hurt--it's in a mildly comedic tone
1 comment | Add comment
Violence
Yes
2
No
98
7
philosophy3008
Spoiler! There is an explosion(normal, not nuclear) in a flashback where the medical examiners office was burned down.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
130
No
2
15
dianajaneanderson
One part you see somebody slit his own throat, but you have plenty of time to turn your head before it happens
4 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
111
Is there gun violence?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
96