American Psycho

Movie • 2000 • Horror  

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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
This movie contains 60 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
Yes
345
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14
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mivaldi
The main character graphically stomps a homeless man's dog to death (somewhat from a distance, yelping is very audible). This is very upsetting and early in the film. The same character nearly shoots a cat, but does not.

(SPOILER WARNING BELOW)

It is later revealed that some events may not have actually happened, which would include the dog's death.
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Abandonment
Yes
1
No
10
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
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41
Is an animal abandoned?
59 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Yes
2
No
20
Yes
0
No
19
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
Yes
131
No
5
9
batemanbytes
It's assumed so, it's not seen on screen. The main character tells a person of a different character's life in oddly specific detail.
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FrogMann
He brutally murders and dismembers prostitutes he's sleeping with, he is neglectful in all his relationships. There is no explicit domestic abuse, but the threat of him murdering his partners is there so err on the side of caution.
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noalarmz
patrick almost exclusively kills women, and kills them in incredibly violent ways. there is also sexual violence against women
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Yes
0
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40
Yes
130
No
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Jethro
This is a complicated one due to the main character being confused and unaware of who he actually is but characters in the film call him by other names and say that he hasn't actually done stuff he vividly remembers doing, all of this is ambiguous due to his deteriorating mental state
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Yes
1
No
12
0
FrogMann
No, but he has a cupboard full of tools he uses to murder people and there are belts or straps in there - it's not clear what it is though and we don't see him use it.
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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0
No
131
Addiction
16
csbyron1
Explicit cocaine use
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
132
No
2
7
atthehuskinbee
One character is shown having drug withdrawals.
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Yes
48
No
75
9
atthehuskinbee
A character gets drunk, but that's about it.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
77 supporters
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Yes
3
No
35
Does a horse die?
58 supporters
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Yes
1
No
144
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
105 supporters
Yes
136
No
70
8
lanie
This says other than a dog, cat, or horse - seek first question at top for answers about the dog scene and how to skip it
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Are animals abused?
122 supporters
Yes
226
No
7
7
dog owned by homeless man stomped to death
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Yes
2
No
140
Yes
167
No
7
1
Yes but not visible
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Is an animal sad?
49 supporters
Yes
15
No
1
0
FrogMann
Yes we hear a dog whimper as he's kicked to death
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
1
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21
Does a cat die?
109 supporters
Yes
24
No
177
30
batemanbytes
There is a scene where he almost kills a kitten but doesn't go through with it.
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Does a pet die?
96 supporters
Yes
83
No
3
2
FrogMann
He kicks a homeless man's dog to death after stabbing the man
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
137
Are there spiders?
31 supporters
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Yes
1
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116
1
No 😂
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Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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118
Are there sharks?
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Yes
0
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21
Are there bugs?
20 supporters
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Yes
5
No
130
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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Yes
2
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15
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
Yes
46
No
2
1
Kylogumii
Patrick puts drugs in a character's drink
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Is there pedophilia?
73 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is someone held under water?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
Yes
32
No
1
1
FrogMann
There are multiple implicit rape scenes, sex in this film is about power and the women involved are visibly uncomfortable.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
2
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23
Is someone restrained?
14 supporters
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Yes
71
No
6
Yes
143
No
4
17
atthehuskinbee
Most of the sex is consensual, but there's two scenes where the same hooker is bribed into sex with Bateman and other women for Bateman's pleasure. The second time, the hooker tries to walk away, but he lures her into his car with money.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
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Yes
2
No
9
Yes
1
No
25
12
two woman are drugged and then have sex with the main character. although they are sex workers, they are unwillingly drugged and thus cannot give proper consent
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Bodily Harm
Yes
138
No
2
2
Sibelos
In the opening of the movie, we see Bateman shaving
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Are any hands damaged?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
43
No
45
14
kyxnseo
near the end there's a scene where the main character is on the phone and seems like he's struggling to breathe because he's overwhelmed
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Yes
17
No
1
0
There’s a decapitated head
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Is there cannibalism?
28 supporters
Yes
102
No
7
13
kezyne
A character mentions doing so, but it's not shown on screen.
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Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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Yes
3
No
43
Is someone choked?
13 supporters
Yes
19
No
4
1
patrick tries to choke someone, but it doesn’t actually happen. he has his hands around his neck though.
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Yes
23
No
83
6
csbyron1
Bateman sets police cars on fire when the cops are shooting at him
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Is someone buried alive?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
85
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
8
No
26
0
FrogMann
There are mutilated corpses hung around
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Yes
106
No
8
13
aussiekanga
not sure why someon said no. there is a head in patrick's fridge
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Yes
7
No
91
3
moviefanlover
a character is killed by an ax to the head, their injuries aren't clearly shown onscreen but you see the ax swung and hear the impact, and the character that kills them is covered in their blood.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
42
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
Yes
2
No
85
0
FrogMann
There are mutilated corpses hung around in bags
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Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
35
Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
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Yes
1
No
96
0
FrogMann
He drugs people
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Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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Yes
3
No
78
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
87
21
PeachPidge
[SPOILERS, scene descriptions] There is a scene after Patrick has sex with two sex workers where he opens a drawer with knives and a wire coat hanger, and immediately after the sex workers are seen leaving his apartment limping and injured (what he did is left to the imagination). Towards the end of the movie, a journal is shown with explicit drawings of genital mutilation and torture, which was extremely triggering. I recommend looking away when [SPOILERS] the secretary sits to read the journal.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
34 supporters
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Yes
3
No
83
Is someone tortured?
60 supporters
Yes
142
No
2
7
Anonymous
We see a drawer full of weapons and tools that is very disturbing and then we see two victims after being tortured. We see them physically and emotionally harmed and disturbed. We also see body parts and corpses repeatedly and the main character casually mentioning his violent acts. And we see his doodle drawings of his torture and violence in detail.
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Yes
48
No
7
1
KamiSteele
Patrick kills a sex worker by dropping a chainsaw on her from the top of a spiral staircase while she is trying to escape from him. Her body is seen from Patrick's perspective looking down as she bleeds out near the bottom of the steps.
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Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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Yes
2
No
85
Is there eye mutilation?
66 supporters
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Yes
0
No
95
Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
1
Homeless guy is stabbed
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Yes
91
No
11
3
One of the most well known scenes in the movie depicts Patrick Bateman repeatedly hitting someone with an axe, getting blood everywhere
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
39
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
1
No
117
30
batemanbytes
Thankfully there are no children in this film.
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Is a minor sexualized?
66 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
33
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
17
No
3
Yes
30
No
6
0
A dog dies or is at least very badly injured
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Does someone die?
1 supporters
Yes
31
No
1
3
Lots
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
51
Yes
1
No
7
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
No
43
Family
Yes
12
No
70
0
No, but a prostitute is lured into his car with money despite her resistance (the previous time he had hired her he abused her badly, she mentions having to go to the ER) so this might not be great for anyone with this trigger
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
91
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
127
No
0
10
OllyKI
Yes, multiple characters cheat.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
86
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
Yes
6
No
98
11
batemanbytes
While there are eerie and suspenseful scenes, there's never any instance of a sudden cut to a shocking image or a sudden loud noise. It all flows nicely into its horrid imagery.
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Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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0
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92
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
97
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
3
No
113
9
Howdybaby
Well Patrick Baynton is dure acting like one 🤡🤡🤡
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there razors?
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9 supporters
Yes
31
No
1
0
Patrick shaves in the beginning scene and later we see many MANY knives and different types of blades, which he most likely uses in his killings. i’d be cautious if razors trigger you
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Yes
146
No
0
12
mauraleigha
In the opening of the movie, the main character is shown standing in the shower.
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Yes
0
No
32
0
No, but you see corpses hung up in bags which to me looked more like mannequins than corpses
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
72
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
Yes
8
No
121
26
aussiekanga
a main character gags but does not vomit.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
Yes
7
No
13
2
YES but it is not explicitly shown on screen. He mentions eating some of his victims brains, and there is a sex scene where he emerges from under the covers with blood around his mouth, implying he at least bit the woman he was with. Another scene shows him aggressively biting a woman but he doesn’t eat her, at least not on screen.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
80
Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
Yes
104
No
0
6
mumrikmoth
Several times throughout the film, you can hear blood splatter and other disturbing sounds one might hear when well..committing a murder.
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Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
19
Large-scale Violence
Yes
1
No
43
6
shainutluvr
This movie was released in 2000 and is set in the 80s. Because of these dates, it's impossible for there to be any references or depictions of 9/11.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
71
Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
0
No
20
0
No, but it’s worth mentioning that the F slur is used multiple times, both aggressively and casually
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
5
1
noalarmz
no. a gay character misinterprets patricks attempted murder as a sexual advance and patrick is so grossed out by this that he doesnt kill him. so, homophobia but no outing
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Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
86
Yes
0
No
83
12
OllyKI
Medical instruments are shown briefly and imply malicious use, but no on-screen use is shown.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
84
Yes
2
No
85
15
atthehuskinbee
There is no hospital scene, but a character does mention how her friend had to be sent to the hospital because of how badly Bateman cut her up.
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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
88
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
4
No
39
1
Patrick Bateman the main charac goes through a mental illness where he imagines killing people
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
49 supporters
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Yes
0
No
96
Yes
1
No
12
0
Anonymous
It can be theorised that patrick bateman himself has autism but it's never actually discussed/mentioned.
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Yes
121
No
0
15
diningatdorsia
regardless of the end and what it might "change" in the events of the movie, the main character 100% has an antisocial personality disorder and is violent, has harmful behaviors and is depicted as a killer. (tw: he calls himself a "psychopath")
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
23
Yes
0
No
39
Yes
20
No
0
2
AvalonPlemel
A major theme later on is the main character questioning who he is and if events he remembers taking place are even real
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Does someone have a meltdown?
7 supporters
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Yes
11
No
1
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
56
No
8
2
GwendolynCox
Bateman's voice might trigger it, kind of dry mouth ASMR-y
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
22
Yes
34
No
70
13
Anonymous
Not explicitly body dysmorphia, but Patrick is obsessed with his body and appearance. For example, when offered food by Jean, he says he’s on a diet, and when Jean expresses shock and tells Patrick he doesn’t need to lose weight, he replies “you can always look better. Be thinner.”
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Yes
0
No
69
Yes
77
No
17
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batemanbytes
While there aren't anxiety attacks there are still quite a few mental breakdowns.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
78
29
csbyron1
Bateman tells a girl he is on a diet, and that he can "always be thinner." Just a passing comment, though
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Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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Yes
3
No
92
Yes
0
No
100
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
67
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
Yes
14
No
59
9
atthehuskinbee
The camera is slightly shaky in some scenes where Bateman is running or chasing someone, but not enough to cause any harm to viewers. There's also a slight vertigo scene where a character is running down the stairs while the camera spins.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
Yes
15
No
0
0
Yes, the worst is at the end scene when christie is running from him. i was mostly unbothered by anything in this movie but her screams were horrible.
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0
FrogMann
Yes, there is both talk and depictions of explicit violence, drug use and sex.
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9
batemanbytes
In one scene while the main character and his friend are at a club, there are flashing lights. It lasts for a few seconds but they're there.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
14
Yes
8
No
44
5
SiRenfield
There are bits of Patrick Bateman narrating but it’s not clear if he’s actually speaking to us directly
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
48
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
82
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
1
No
82
7
FriedNoodles
No, but there is a scene involving vaginal mutation which shows a coat hanger- this is visually reminiscent of a “coat hanger abortion”
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Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
2
No
49
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
82
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
78
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
Yes
30
No
62
12
c4rr0th34d
while not super out there, multiple remarks on womens weight are made
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Yes
143
No
5
28
DoritoPrincess
The first on-screen murder in the movie is Patrick Bateman killing a black homeless man and his dog.
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Yes
123
No
1
12
GwendolynCox
F slur is used quite a few times in their business friends chats. Uncomfortable, but not used in a direct or violent homophobic attack
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20
csbyron1
First scene in the restaurant opens with this, character is called out on it though
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
65
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
132
No
1
17
mauraleigha
Homophobic slurs are used.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
26
No
5
Yes
8
No
84
22
mauraleigha
There is a scene in which someone nearly strangles a gay man, but does not go through with it.
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10
mooper
Look at the title of the movie.
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Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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Yes
2
No
79
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
39
Religious
Yes
11
No
1
0
In the opening scene a character makes antisemitic remarks and another calls him out but is made fun of for doing so.
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Yes
0
No
5
0
Anon883
Patrick briefly references Hell at the end, but that's it.
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Sex
Yes
141
No
1
13
csbyron1
There are many sex scenes between Bateman and prostitutes, a prostitute and a model, Bateman and Courtney.
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Yes
63
No
0
5
redvyn
It's implied at several points that Patrick thinks of women as sexual objects.
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Yes
53
No
2
0
Yes, you can see christian bales ass very clearly multiple times, and there is a workout scene where he is wearing boxers and you can see his bulge which grossed out some people, and there are also multiple sex scenes. if you can’t handle nudity you’ll end up skipping A LOT of this movie
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Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
Yes
2
No
8
0
The main character has extremely abusive sex with prostitutes. If BDSM is a trigger for you i would be very cautious watching this movie
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Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
Yes
7
No
81
17
Howdybaby
He says a prostituir is his cousin (she’s not) and drugs the prostituye and his friend and makes them smash to watch which isn’t really incest but just weird
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
37
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
25
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
25
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Social
Yes
68
No
1
10
pancakess
Not only is a character homeless, he is also the first person to die onscreen, and the main character later claims to have killed 5-10 homeless people in total.
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Yes
2
No
17
0
FrogMann
No one is pregnant but he does mutilate a woman's vagina with a coat hanger.
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Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
9
No
2
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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80
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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12
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22
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58
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DoritoPrincess
It’s uncertain, but whatever the case, the main character definitely isn’t happy by the end.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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FrogMann
Police cars blow up
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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0
Does a plane crash?
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80
Is someone hit by a car?
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66
Violence
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batemanbytes
Not a nuclear explosion but there is an explosion at one point.
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Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
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sapphicstrodes
absofuckinglutely
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
Moderately bloody shootings.
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