Beau Is Afraid

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An anxious man learns of the death of his mother under mysterious circumstances and upon traveling home makes an alarming discovery about his past. During his journey, he runs into various crazy supernatural threats.
This movie contains 86 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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DrDumbPhD
Someone is killed while a goodbye is in mid-resolution
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itsmeemomo
Parental neglect/control is one of the underlying themes of the film, however it is through an elderly mother and her adult son instead.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Beau’s mom controls his life and has surveillance on him. She also recorded and listened to all of his therapy sessions.

Jeeves also stalks Beau once he fleas Grace and Roger’s house, and Beau has a tracking device on him
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NoAviNK1
a lot of mental/emotional trauma.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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5
Beau's mother describes how her mother was emotionally abusive to her, and says she promised she would never do that to Beau's. But she is very abusive towards him.
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Sid
Constantly. It’s one of the main themes of the film
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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jordanowen
this is all verbal/mental, but still distressing
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Addiction
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jordanowen
almost everyone in the film uses pills as medication. toni smokes what looks like a joint, but she reveals that it is a “mix of three things” and forces beau to smoke it. he then trips.
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Is there addiction?
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jordanowen
the daughter, Toni, is shown to be constantly taking pills more than prescribed.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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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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About 10 minutes into the movie a poisonous spider is seen crawling under Beaus couch- about 30 minutes in it is seen again on man’s face. Doesn’t show up again except these 2 scenes
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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0
There are 2 scenes with a spider early in the movies
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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6
Sort of… Beau is in the car with Toni and her friend and they force him to smoke something that they say is 3 types of drugs.
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Is there pedophilia?
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42
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NoAviNK1
Beau fights a man in his bathtub, a dream sequence has an imaginary family seperated by a flood, and towards the end, someone drowns while being stuck under a boat
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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pauloween
Restrained ankles/feet are a recurring motif: at least five times with Beau (a tracking device, a chain & shackle three times, and feet being stuck/glued to a floor).
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jordanowen
during the sex scene, Beau repeatedly yells “stop” but the person he is with does not stop. while this is for other very specific reasons and he does seem to be okay afterwards, it still is sexual assault.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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jacksflat
The whole borderline-sexual assault scene could technically count, as it's played for laughs.
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NoAviNK1
Beau has sex towards the end of the movie and he's shown to be unwilling at times
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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jordanowen
no self shaving/cutting !!
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DrDumbPhD
A close up of a hand being stabbed repeatedly with a knife.
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Yes
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Beau strangles his mother
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Cassiman
Mona fakes being decapitated by a chandelier. Martha is actually decapitated and her headless body is shown.
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Is there cannibalism?
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itsmeemomo
A corpse left on the street is ran over by a truck
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Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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Sid
Beau briefly chokes his mother but doesn’t kill her
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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itsmeemomo
Beau discovers a gigantic penis monster in his attic, complete with tendrils and a mouth.
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Is there amputation?
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Yes
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9
Graphic head squash during the arena scene when the defense attorney is thrown off the platform
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Yes
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pitifulcowboy
CPR is performed on Toni after she drinks paint
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Sid
Beau keeps knocking himself out through various shenanigans
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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jordanowen
SPOILER:

i think the only technical example is a giant penis monster is repeatedly shot and stabbed with lots of blood pouring out of each wound, but it ends up alive(?)
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NoAviNK1
hand is stabbed on screen but nothing else
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Is someone tortured?
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itsmeemomo
Beau is pinned down nude and stabbed repeatedly in the palm and abdomen.
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1
This happens when he goes up into the attic as an adult.
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jordanowen
the first example is at the beginning of the movie where somebody is at the top of a building and people are egging them on to jump. the jump isn’t shown, but there is a smash cut to the dead body afterwards. no blood, but the body is gross. the second example is at the end of the movie where someone is thrown off a cliff and their head is smashed by a rock. this is from a distance but very graphic.
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jordanowen
gouging is the correct term! this is shown from a distance with some blood around the victim’s eyes and then later shown again in a different environment with the man still having his thumbs in the man’s eyes. you never see the result of the gouging
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Is someone stabbed?
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Pantalones
Beau is stabbed repeatedly by a naked serial killer.
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NoAviNK1
stabbings on screen, explosions, a dick monster kills a man, the works
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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5
The teenage girl dies by drinking paint in the scene where they go into her brother's room
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jordanowen
young beau and a younger girl talk about sex and kiss. two girls, presumably minors, talk briefly about sex but their dialogue is somewhat muffled and brief
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Yes
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Sid
Not sure what becomes of the penis monster
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Sid
Life is very disposable within the universe of the film. Dead bodies are everywhere but nobody seems to care
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Yes
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
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jordanowen
technically because the person drinking paint is doing it to get high
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Family
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eddieisvibing
I feel the second act portrays a kidnapping, while the family is "pretending to help" Beau, they also refuse to let him leave and gaslight him repeatedly. This may influence some triggers.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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NoAviNK1
beau's dad is dead, and his mom dies in act one (off screen), and other characters who's parents die will casually mention it when beau tells them
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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jordanowen
very few but yes! most have to do with smash cuts and audio cues though
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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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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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alextf
A print ad for a razor is briefly show
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itsmeemomo
Main character takes a bath, partial nudity as he enters.
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NoAviNK1
there's a theater troupe that perform with mannequin-like faces
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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TaraE
Beau takes some medicine, realizes he doesn’t have water, and attempts to make himself V by putting his fingers down his throat. He doesn’t, but could be triggering.

After Beau watches a news clip about his mother on a laptop and sees his old romantic interest, he Vs on the laptop

Finally, there is a scene where a character drinks paint, and I kind of closed my eyes a bit, so I’m unsure if she gets sick, but I do know she spits some out in a gross way.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
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jordanowen
spit
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Is there audio gore?
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itsmeemomo
During Beau's birth: Loud, sudden rumbling is heard every few seconds as his mother attempts to push him out.
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Is there farting?
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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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jordanowen
if anything there’s the opposite as a scene satirically shows a cop yelling “freeze” and “don’t make me do this” when beau is frozen and literally doing nothing.
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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13
Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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14
Yes
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5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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5
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
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6up5ohprocon
Yes and no. Slight spoilers: Beau has a ceramic figure of a mother holding a baby, presumably given to him by his mother due to its significance in the movie; that he drops and breaks when a cop randomly threatens him because it’s a “weapon.” However, when Beau is hit by a car and the people who hit him bring him back to their house in order to help him recover, a note is shown that says “Glue is still drying!” And the ceramic figure is glued together once again.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Yes
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jordanowen
also beau wakes up with an iv in his arm, but this is brief and it is never seen taken out
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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25
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NoAviNK1
nothing inside of a hospital but roger is a surgeon and his house is a pseudo-hospital for jeeves/beau. beau is on an iv when he wakes up
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Is there menstruation?
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Yes
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NoAviNK1
a news article says a man died of cancer, but only seen through text.
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Mental Health
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35
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2
6
A character who has been in war has lost touch with reality and is constantly attacking people. It's played a little bit for comedy.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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7
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Yes
23
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4
The teenage daughter is very self destructive. She takes drugs and drinks paint, ultimately killing herself. She does not cut though.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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5
Yes
35
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jordanowen
a man with severe PTSD is used as a violent killer and murders a bunch of people in a forest. beau, who has some sort of severe mental illness, chokes someone almost to death.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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2
Near the beginning of the film there is a group of people watching a man on top of a building and someone watching says they’re “trying to get him to jump”. You don’t see the death but do see a dead body on the pavement shortly after.
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0
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Springs
It's a bizarre, contradictory reality where every one of the main character's irrational anxieties proves to be true.
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DrDumbPhD
Yes. There are several crying scenes.

There is a scene in which a girl has a meltdown and chugs paint and dies.

The film itself kind of feels like a meltdown to be honest.
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Is there misophonia?
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7
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14
Is there ABA therapy?
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7
Is there body dysphoria?
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24
Is there body dysmorphia?
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2
A man is seen on a rooftop threatening to jump
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If this is triggering stay away from movie- character suffers from intense anxiety and paranoia
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itsmeemomo
There is a lengthy scene of Beau's birth shown from his first-person perspective.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Yes
8
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17
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NoAviNK1
one can believe beau has autism, and his anxiety/trauma makes himself guilty for it
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A man is seen on top of a building threatening to jump and later his corpse is seen on the pavement, later in the movie a character kills herself by drinking paint.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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4
Yes
6
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0
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DrDumbPhD
There are first person scenes of being under the surface of water and looking up.

A scene of being trapped under a boat and dying from drowning.

The film has a heavily used water motif.
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Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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jacksflat
Briefly at the start after Beau is born. It starts after you hear some slapping noises and it's done after the title card disappears
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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0
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jordanowen
a couple POV shots and one intentionally shaky shot through the forest
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Is there screaming?
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5
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0
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Christiannnn
3 uses of "cunt" and 40 uses of "fuck ", 9 uses of "ass", 5 uses each of "shit" and "f*ggot", and 4 uses of "cum", as well as some crude/sexual graffiti in the film’s beginning half.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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0
Paranoia
2
maddiehigh
SPOILER: This is a central plot point of the movie. Beau’s therapy sessions are recorded, and his entire life is under surveillance by his Mother. It is very Truman Show-esque.
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22
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9
2
Specificallygay
There are a lot of scenes where people in the background are creepily smiling/staring straight into the camera as well as many scenes where we see from Beau’s POV so characters turn to talk at the camera
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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26
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
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itsmeemomo
There is a lengthy scene of Beau's birth shown from his first-person perspective. It is extremely blurry and does not show anything graphic, but there are loud, startling sounds in the darkness and his mother is heard screaming.
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Are there abortions?
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27
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jordanowen
the beginning of the film is a pov of beau’s birth
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Does someone miscarry?
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0
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27
Yes
0
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24
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jordanowen
potentially? a pregnant woman runs away right before a massacre in the forest, but her death is never shown if she does die
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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26
Does the black guy die first?
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27
Yes
27
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0
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NoAviNK1
Toni calls Beau the F-Word
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Sid
Antisemetic stereotypes (most prominently the overbearing mother) but no antisemetic language or behaviour from other characters. It’s never specifically said that the central characters are Jewish but it’s very clear that they are
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9
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NoAviNK1
There's a short joke where Beau is having a dream sequence about his life where a woman narrating it says "your wife will sometimes look like a man" and it is a man's face in a dress.
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
27
No
0
5
A teen balls Beau a f-slur
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
5
jordanowen
behavior, not language.
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Are there n-words?
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0
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27
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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3
No
17
3
Anonymous
Other comment is not true, Beau is raped near the end of the film. It’s not explicitly called corrective rape but it actually does have the result of “curing” his fear of sex
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Race
Is there blackface?
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0
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8
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Yes
2
No
18
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Yes
1
No
4
Are there demons or Hell?
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Yes
1
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4
Sex
Yes
34
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0
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jacksflat
Lengthy, uncomfortable sex scene.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
1
No
20
Yes
33
No
0
4
In the actual film there is both female and male nudity including, yes.. a giant penis monster. There is one sex scene in the film towards the end.
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Is there bestiality?
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27
Is there BDSM?
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1
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4
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Sid
A central plot point is that Beau has apparently inherited a genetic disorder that caused his male relatives to die during their first orgasms. He promises his virginity to a girl when he’s a kid, and when he’s an adult they meet again and have sex, although Beau is terrified and starts screaming at her to stop
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
58 supporters
Yes
12
No
14
7
Beau was shown in his mother's bed as a teenager and she shows too much interest in his sexuality, but there's nothing explicit.
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Sexism
4
Sid
Beau is ridiculed and generally abused by most of the other characters in the film
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
3
NoAviNK1
beau is afraid that he will get cancer if he doesn't take his medication right after seeing a news article about someone dying of cancer after taking it wrong
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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0
No
25
Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
0
No
6
Social
Yes
29
No
0
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At the beginning there are a lot of homeless people who are shown to be violent, addicts, mentally ill etc. They are very threatening to the main character.
We also see the main character living in terrible conditions, then have his home destroyed and he leaves. This isn't resolved but could resemble some people's experience of becoming homeless.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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is
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Sid
Beau dies. The whole film is just his life getting worse and worse
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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jordanowen
beau is hit by a car but ends up okay
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jordanowen
when beau gets hit by a car, the tires screech
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Does a plane crash?
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When Beau runs out of his apartment naked he is hit violently by a car. We also see a car run over a body but it is already dead.
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Violence
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jacksflat
Not nuclear, but there is an explosion
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Is there blood/gore?
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jacksflat
SPOILERS KINDA

Beau is stabbed multiple times, a piece of glass is pulled out of Beau's head, People explode, Jeeves loses control of his gun and it leaves a gory wound, The penis monster stabs Jeeves through the head, Someone is thrown onto a large rock and it caves their head in
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Does someone drown?
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The end of the film Beau's boat flips over and he never resurfaces.
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itsmeemomo
A police officer (offscreen) shoots at a surrendering Beau, he is not hit but gunshots are heard behind him. A character also attacks an unarmed crowd using explosives, bows, and guns.
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