Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Movie • 2007 • Drama  

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The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
This movie contains 62 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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5
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phantomsearcher29
The only dogs in the movie are in the background. And they are alive and well.
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
Yes
3
No
1
Yes
17
No
1
1
a baby's father is arrested and therefore they do not see each other for a long time. a young character mentions he comes from an orphanage.
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Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
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11
Abuse
Yes
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9
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BigHorrorFan
Spoilers- I don’t necessarily count Judge Turpin as a parent to Joanna, but he is very abusive towards her
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Is someone stalked?
17 supporters
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62
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2
1
Along with what the other person said, she’s also spied on through a hole in her wall by her presumably 40 something year old guardian and she’s probably 17 at the oldest
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TobioHigh
A boy (toby) who grew up in a work house and was taken on my singor Pirelli abuses him quite often with mentions of Lashings and we even see the boy get kicked off a stage and get his hands cut open by a Sharpe blade
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Cassiman
Within the text, yes. The judge rapes Lucy while party guests point and laugh.
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3
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9
Yes
61
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3
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zdy1994
Mrs. Lovett lies to Sweeney, allowing him to think his wife killed herself even though she knows Lucy is still alive. Does that count?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
10 supporters
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1
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7
Is a child abused?
69 supporters
Yes
79
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0
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cryanross
After Todd beats Pirelli in a contest, he takes his anger out on Toby, a child.
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Addiction
4
misstincan
The Beadle uses snuff (tobacco that you snort). It's only in one scene and it's brief.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
12
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46
2
A young child is addicted to alcohol
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Yes
69
No
2
5
Anonymous
A kid, probably 8-12 years old, drinks alcohol and passes out. An adult gave him the alcohol. Mrs. Lovett give Sweeney Todd alcohol to cope with... Disappoinment
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Animal
0
No. However Ms. Lovett mentions a fellow baker who uses cats a as meat. We never see it though.
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Does a horse die?
55 supporters
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Yes
0
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66
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
Yes
69
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5
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Ollyarts
Bug are squashed, and there is talk of cats being baked into pies.
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Are animals abused?
113 supporters
Yes
11
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47
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xxlivlovesmusicxx
while the action isn’t shown, there’s multiple mentions of a character killing cats for meat
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cryanross
Dogs are only seen walking in the background.
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6
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43
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spindleclown
A character mentions cats being made into pies, but it isn't shown.
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Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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0
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9
Are rabbits harmed?
37 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Does a cat die?
101 supporters
Yes
77
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7
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Anonymous
Mrs. Lovett talks, or sings, about how a fellow pie shop owner uses the neighbors cats as meat for her pies. It's because the price of meat is high. You never actually see any cats being killed or used as meat.
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Does a pet die?
85 supporters
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Yes
3
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13
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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65
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
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3
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58
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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0
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10
Are there snakes?
1 supporters
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0
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63
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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0
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10
Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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82
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0
5
landfill
Mrs Lovett’s entire bakery is crawling with bugs. One crawls out of a pie.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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Yes
7
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2
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
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8
Is there pedophilia?
64 supporters
Yes
15
No
0
1
A 40 something year old man talks of being in love with his at most 17 year old ward. Only implied nothing explicit
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Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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0
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10
Is rape mentioned?
43 supporters
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Yes
12
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0
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Chrysalyos
A young man is beaten with a cane by a bigger man.
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Is someone restrained?
12 supporters
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4
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11
Yes
69
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Fayy
It is a very short scene and it doesn't show much but it is implied that Sweeney Todds wife was r*ped.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
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1
No
4
Yes
0
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9
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Anonymous
We see a woman be overwhelmed by a crowd of people and are told a rape occurs but we do not see the details of it
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Bodily Harm
Yes
106
No
1
14
The whole premise of the movie is of a barber who kills people by cutting their throats whilst shaving them.
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Yes
8
No
0
1
Anonymous
A boy’s hands are cut open.
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Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
9
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0
2
Pantalones
This movie has to rank near the top of the number of throats slit. Sweeney Todd murders a pile of people by cutting their throats with a razor. There is a montage of it!
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31
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18
3
sarahcastic
A lot of people are murdered by having their throats slit, and they gasp for air while dying.
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Yes
7
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1
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Anonymous
Sweeney cuts someone’s head off.
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Is there cannibalism?
23 supporters
Yes
57
No
0
9
RandomEe
The premise is that people are killed, baked into pies, and sold to unknowing customers.
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Is someone crushed to death?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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Yes
2
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6
Yes
90
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1
13
eyesinthehills
A character is shut in a hot oven and burns to death within seconds. The sequence itself is fairly quick and not extremely graphic but is certainly enough to make some viewers uncomfortable.
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Is someone buried alive?
15 supporters
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0
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50
Is there body horror?
28 supporters
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Yes
12
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2
Is there amputation?
14 supporters
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18
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26
4
RandomEe
We don’t see it but there is a severed finger or a thumb in a pie.
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Yes
43
No
12
6
DorianaGraye
Heads bust when the bodies drop into the basement.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Is there a hanging?
22 supporters
Yes
22
No
28
8
zdy1994
Not on-screen, but a child is convicted of theft and sentenced to be hung.
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Yes
3
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9
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mercy
not in the traditional sense but characters have their throat slit and struggle to breathe because of it
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Yes
5
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49
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Cassiman
Toby drinks until he passes out
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Yes
55
No
9
6
Fayy
You can hear bones breaking when the already dead characters falls down the chute to become a pie
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Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
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1
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55
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
47 supporters
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0
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29
Yes
63
No
3
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Fayy
As the kid Toby eats one of the meat pies he finds a cut of finger.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
Yes
62
No
2
2
RamenDestroyer
One murder is done with many slashes to the throat, causing a slow death.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
3 supporters
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0
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15
Yes
51
No
12
4
BearLizz
Many people fall down a chute after having their throat slit.
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Is there eye mutilation?
59 supporters
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0
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58
Is someone stabbed?
6 supporters
Yes
11
No
0
3
The judge gets stabbed in the neck several times
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Yes
24
No
2
0
AbbieRianna
I guess it's not really excessive but the whole plot of the movie is that Sweeney Todd slits peoples throats and they get put into pies. When he slits their throats a load of fake blood is shown and it's kinda obvious that it is fake but it may still be triggering
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
12
No
1
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
Yes
22
No
38
4
xxlivlovesmusicxx
A young boy is sentenced to death by hanging but the death isn’t on screen
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Yes
14
No
2
0
Anonymous
A middle-aged man has feelings for a 17-year-old.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
14
No
0
1
Almost all main characters die
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Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Yes
0
No
6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Family
Yes
40
No
13
4
SebMDA
The judge holds Joanna in his care and even romanticizes her, but I’m not sure if that’s considered kidnapping
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Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
66
No
0
3
zdy1994
Two. Both on screen.
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
3
No
45
2
mikhail
Sweeney never cheats on his wife. Mrs Lovett fantasizes about the two of them getting married in an imagined musical number, but is clearly completely uninterested in her, even in her imagination
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Does a family member die?
11 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
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Yes
4
No
56
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
59
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
65
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
68
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is trypophobic content shown?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there razors?
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6 supporters
Yes
17
No
0
2
razors are used both as a weapon and as a tool for a barber multiple times throughout the movie.
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Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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61
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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10
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Does someone vomit?
58 supporters
Yes
0
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65
7
spindleclown
No, though a character spits out a good amount of blood.
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
0
Chrysalyos
Cannibalism is a major theme of this movie, as people are murdered and baked into meat pies to be sold.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
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0
No
8
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
Yes
58
No
3
4
Anonymous
Sweeney Todd spits out the pie
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Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
Yes
35
No
7
2
RamenDestroyer
There's a few sounds that I found a little disturbing, especially the sound of people's skulls cracking when they're dumped down Sweeney Todd's chute.
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Is there farting?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Large-scale Violence
Yes
0
No
16
0
shzhsjk
the movie takes place in the 1840s london so no :)
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there transphobic slurs?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
8
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there bisexual cheating?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
60
Are needles/syringes used?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
55
6
petezaparti
Theres a mental asylum scene where the patients are very clearly traumatized and abused (tho they eventually get their offscreen revenge)
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Yes
7
No
52
0
FelixLenhardt
No, however Bedlam is mentioned.
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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
59
Mental Health
Yes
16
No
0
3
mikhail
Sweeney presumably has PTSD from being in prison for fifteen years. He talks about there being "ghosts" and "shadows" everywhere and lives in the past. His wife also has PTSD, as the other comment mentions
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Yes
21
No
37
5
zdy1994
Not shown on screen, Lucy is said to have poisoned herself.
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Is autism misrepresented?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
5
Metta
(slight spoiler) a group of women being kept in an asylum attack & kill the man who runs the asylum
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0
TheNestors
The idea that the homeless Beggar Woman has DID was originated by Ruthie Ann Miles for the 2023 Broadway production, but it does not appear in the Tim Burton film.
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1
Pantalones
It is stated that a character "took a poison" in an attempt to kill herself.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is there misophonia?
25 supporters
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Yes
2
No
20
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
52
0
FelixLenhardt
No, but Todd sings about how everyone (including himself) deserves to die.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
48
Yes
51
No
4
3
Ollyarts
A young boy is locked into a rather tight space and is temporarily unable to get out.
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0
FelixLenhardt
We are told that Mrs Lovett's husband died due to over-eating.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
44
11
zdy1994
Few things. Lovett tells Sweeney that his wife Lucy poisons herself, she doesn't die from this, but it's clear she was trying to kill herself and he assumes she does. Also, at the end, Sweeney allows Toby to slit his throat, which isn't technically suicide, but he did absolutely nothing to stop this when he easily could have.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
17 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
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Yes
2
No
20
Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
No
50
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
0
Cassiman
Shit and piss are both said
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Are there flashing lights or images?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
55
Paranoia
0
Chrysalyos
There is a peephole into an underaged girl's room, which her legal guardian uses to spy on her
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Yes
1
No
17
0
FelixLenhardt
There are looks towards the camera, but these exist outside of the fourth wall.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
49
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
48
1
FelixLenhardt
There is a baby in Todd's brief flashback, whose pictures are shown in the film, and there is a baby and wife waiting with one of Todd's customers.
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Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
50
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
45
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
26 supporters
Yes
46
No
6
4
cryanross
Todd says there is a considerable amount of fat on a priest.
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4
fortz
Not in the traditional sense, but at one point Sweeney mistakes Johanna for a boy
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Does the black guy die first?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
47
Are there homophobic slurs?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
42
Yes
0
No
41
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there hate speech?
19 supporters
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Yes
2
No
47
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does an LGBT person die?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
52
1
i do not know why everyone is voting no. side characters at an asylum are called "lunatics" or "mad". they are mistreated and, although the character who mistreats them is put under a bad light, the mc's are very rude to what it's only fair we identify as mentally ill people.
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Are there n-words?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
42
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Race
Is there blackface?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Yes
19
No
2
4
GreyCaprice
The Judge intends to marry Johanna, who is significantly younger than him. He is also her adoptive parent/kidnapper.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
2
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Sex
Yes
26
No
28
4
sarahcastic
Implied rape, though not shown in details. And somewhat graphic talk about female sex workers around the world.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
12
No
1
Are there nude scenes?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is there bestiality?
46 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
Yes
55
No
5
9
xxlivlovesmusicxx
Johanna is technically judge turpins adopted daughter and he wished to marry her and often made suggestive actions like peeping through her keyhole
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
13
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
10
0
a character is said to have "gone mad" and forgets stuff.
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Is someone terminally ill?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Social
Yes
16
No
0
1
Pantalones
A homeless beggar woman makes several attempts to enter the pie shop, only to be turned away.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
52
Are there end credit scenes?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Yes
79
No
3
5
Anonymous
The ending is not happy, per say, but I wouldn't say it's super sad
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
55
Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
53
Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
51
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
51
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
82
No
0
8
cryanross
It's one of the main parts of the movie, as Todd really wants to kill Turpin, and many are killed before then.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
51
Yes
3
No
43
5
cryanross
While a gun is pulled, it is not used.
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