Sunset Boulevard

Movie • 1950 • Drama  

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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
This movie contains 21 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
YES. It's literally the plot of the entire movie. An older woman becomes obsessed with a younger screenwriter and uses her wealth to force (emphasis on force) him into a relationship with her where he is a "kept man".
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Is there domestic violence?
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feckhead
Norma is also gaslit by Max
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Sarah Alden
high amount of cigarette smoking, however it is time-accurate and no other drugs are used.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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TFMD
A pet chimp is already dead at the start of the film. We see the body lying on a table but the actual death is not shown.
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Are animals abused?
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kidicarus
A monkey's dead body is shown briefly early on in the film. There is also a burial for the monkey later on, but it is shown from a distance.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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TFMD
It's very ambiguous whether or not Norma and Joe have a sexual relationship. If they do, the power dynamic between them is such that consent would be questionable (she is manipulative and he is financially dependent on her, etc). However, there's definitely no sex or sexual assault depicted onscreen.
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
A woman is said to have slit her wrists. She is later seen in the hospital, with bandaged up arms, no visible blood.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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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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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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DianaMalik
Falls into a pool, to be precise.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Anonymous
Despite the plot, there is no blood or gore whatsoever.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
It is not what you think of in terms of someone being thrown in a van, but a very poor character is more or less forced to stay against his wishes with a wealthy woman who becomes obsessed with him.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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TFMD
It's a complicated dynamic but Joe is romantically or quasi-romantically involved with two different women. Also, Betty breaks off a relationship with her fiance for him.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Sarah Alden
character is seem being cared for in bed by a doctor however.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
While it isn't shown taking place on screen, we hear about a character's history with suicide and self harm and later see her with bandages on her wrists after hearing that she had just harmed herself, again.
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
A mentally ill person commits murder.
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Is there misophonia?
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Sarah Alden
is not gender related, is instead an older woman thinking herself to be a younger one. could possibly be triggering to some viewers experiencing gender dysphoria though.
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kidicarus
Norma threatens to kill herself multiple times.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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TFMD
A character attempts suicide, but survives. We don't see the act but we see her recovering in bed later with bandaged wrists. It seems part of her motivation is to prevent her companion from leaving her (and she does succeed in making him come back) which might be triggering to anyone who has experienced this kind of manipulation.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Mulu
Camera flashes
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Paranoia
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DianaMalik
In a sense. Norma addresses "those wonderful people out there in the dark," while looking towards the camera, so it's clear she's addressing the audience.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Sweet_Gwendolyn
In theory, yes, but how said it is is open to interpretation as one of the characters is about to get everything that she wants.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Anonymous
Absolutely no blood or gore, characters just fall over with no sign of injury.
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Does someone drown?
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Sarah Alden
character does not technically drown, but it found dead in a pool in the first scene of the movie.
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TFMD
We see in the first scene that a character is dead from gunshot wounds. Near the end, we see the actual shooting. It's short and not very graphic, with little or no blood.
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