Turning Red

Movie • 2022 • Kids  

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This movie contains 22 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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mrluigiman
Mei's mother is very controlling and overprotective over her and can make viewers very uncomfortable.
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Is someone stalked?
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AniCz
The character isnt necessarily stalked, but her mother spied on her when she was at school.
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Benrybenry
A child fights her mother, but it is not similar at all to typical cases of domestic abuse. They fight in a grand final-boss type of battle.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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nh17
Not abuse but if you're sensitive to this be cautious, the movie has themes of generational trauma
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pinkwill
there are upfront lies and betrayal but as a survivor I didn't notice any gaslighting. someone could totally disagree and explain tho, in that case I might delete this comment.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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maxeroni
it can be interpreted as such?? mei's mother is overcontrolling and (according to wikipedia, i never finished the movie) there is violence between her and her mother when they are both in the 'panda state'. while not inherently abusive it is a bad relationship between mother and daughter which greatly upset me (due to personal experience) to the point of being unable to finish.

mei displays behavior similar to that of someone with abusive parents- sneaking around and being overly obedient, specifically. her mother doesnt listen to her very much, and expresses distaste whenever mei brings up her interest in 4town or her friends.

their relationship apparently is shown to improve around the end of the movie, but for the most part is relatively hostile and controlling.
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Addiction
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Wowowo
Drugs are very briefly mentioned towards the beginning when the main character’s mother yells at a gas station employee for a misunderstanding, but no one actually takes drugs in the movie.
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Is there addiction?
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Benrybenry
There is no addiction, but a character does yell about “needing her fix” and the phrasing in the scene may be uncomfortable to those who struggle with addiction.
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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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AtarahDerekh
There are army horses depicted in a flashback, but they are not shown being killed.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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cherry
not on screen and not major at all, see "is there a dead animal" for more context
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Are animals abused?
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Blitkun
Koi fish in a pond, not distressed.
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outface_ostrich
The 2024 theatrical release now includes the short "Kitbull" which depicts an intense scene of an injured dog after dogfighting.
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IcyVaporeon
During Mei’s nightmare sequence early in the movie, an image of a dead bird and a dead worm are pictures for a second.
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Is an animal sad?
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UnagioLucio
Depends on whether you count Mei in her red panda form as an animal.
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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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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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cherry
very brief image of a dead worm in a nightmare
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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SiRenfield
Once again the Karens are full of it. Although in-universe there is a misunderstanding where the mom thinks an older boy is molesting her daughter
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Alder
Not technically. A verbal bully is beaten up by Mei (in panda state) when she loses control of her emotions.
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TheCassandraComplex
Mei is confined to her room which has been emptied of all her belongings except a cot. Also characters have to “held back” from lashing out aggressively.
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Wowowo
There is no actual sexual assault in this movie, albeit the mother misinterpreted Mei’s drawings that were an outcome of her intrusive thoughts— and accuses an innocent man of touching her daughter.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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spidermeow
imagine youre being creepy to some random 13 y/o and then when you touch her she turns into a giant red panda and smashes your head in with her massive-ass paws killing you instantly
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Bodily Harm
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Benrybenry
The only cutting in the movie is done with a knife on vegetables for cooking.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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jossia
several brief sequences in which the main character hyperventilates due to anxiety
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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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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SiRenfield
The red panda transformations are pretty painless as far as we tell and it’s also in a pretty cartoony way
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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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TheCassandraComplex
In a nightmare sequence, a character struggles to breath, but they do not die.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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When the mother becomes into her panda she passes out briefly
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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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heyjackie
There are several times that the main character falls, but there is no death in this movie. The character doesn’t get hurt in any significant way either.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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SiRenfield
You occasionally see tween girls gush about boys and Meilin twerks a couple of times (probably more her mimicking popular dancers on TV than for male enjoyment), but that's about it. Contrary to what you might’ve heard from soccer moms, the subject matter of puberty is handled somewhat delicately to make it palatable for a family audience and even director Domee Shi mentioned in an interview that she chose Meilin to draw the boys as mermaids on purpose to indicate that she's too innocent to know what sex is.

And this should be repeated for the people in the back, just in case: Periods! Are! NOT! Sexual!
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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nh17
No but several women break their panda items to save their sister, which could have resulted in them getting stuck as pandas for a while. The scene made me anxious so I thought I'd mention it
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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GeorgiaEAS
Mei's mom passes out due to a blow to the head, but Mei's mom survives.
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Does someone cheat?
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heyjackie
We can assume that some toys were destroyed when Mei turns red the first time (not specifically on screen), but her dad saves her favorite from harm.
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SiRenfield
The only deceased family member mentioned is one that died centuries ago
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Benrybenry
At the sequence around 16 minutes into the movie, a mermaid turns toward the screen with a very frightening expression. It made me jump a bit.
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heyjackie
To be possessed, one being would have to be taken over by another against their will. While it may seem that the panda possessed Mei, we learn quickly that the panda is part of Mei. Therefore there is no possession in this movie.
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Are there ghosts?
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Wowowo
There are spirits; the family is mystically connected to red pandas and there are many red panda spirits, and one of their ancestor’s spirit is shown too. Nothing scary.
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Are there clowns?
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SiRenfield
The movie takes place in Toronto so you at least see shots of the lake around it a couple times
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Wowowo
The main character is briefly shown hiding in the shower behind a curtain to conceal her red panda form from her mother, but she is not actually taking a shower.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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TheCassandraComplex
No but I think it’s worth mentioning that there’s a point where Mei’s mom (Ming) shows up at Mei’s school to drop off menstrual pads, which Ming announces in front of Mei’s entire class. Might trigger some bad memories, particularly for girls who may have bled through their clothes at school.
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Does someone vomit?
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Anonymous
safe :)
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Benrybenry
In the Daisy Mart scene, Tyler blows a raspberry up close into the camera.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
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StrongFish91
As much as one particular cartoon reviewer thinks there should have been, no.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
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Jamjam
The aunties intentionally destroy their jewellery to release their panda spirits.
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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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Is there a hospital scene?
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jdpamv
The panda transformation is menstruation-coded and menstrual products like pads are shown and focused on when it’s falsely assumed that the protagonist is menstruating. The post-credits scene seems to imply the protagonist is having her period but not in explicit terms.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Mei's Mother is implied to be VERY traumatized by her Panda.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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thoopsy
At one point one Mei Lee throws herself against the wall, ceiling, tugs her hair, etc to try and get herself to stop being a panda.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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pinkwill
I wouldn't say that the mother is mentally ill or not herself, her panda form and actions are due to being greatly hurt and angry, she does not have any mental illness apart from the trauma running in her family.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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thoopsy
Gum chewing
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Jamjam
Mei gets this when she first becomes a red panda.
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idontcareenoughtofindagoodusername
I mean it does revolve around child literally turning into a red panda and there is turmoil at first over what she looks like. (Referring to herself as a monster). Though obviously this wouldn’t be the traditional sense of dysphoria. Also, Mei does come to accept and actively love this part of herself.
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Wowowo
Many, many times. The protagonist has a lot of anxiety due to her over-controlling mother, and has a lot of anxiety (attacks) towards the beginning, and it continues more on after she gets her red panda form, and especially because she can’t contain it. A lot of the time she has anxiety, she just turns into the red panda.
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StarryEyedRabbit
A character is in a small space for their size.
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akoifish
Not explicitly, however the mother slaps her husband when he reaches for the donuts. "No sugar" she says. Given how hostile and controlling the mother is, I have no doubt she would also enforce other diet rules on mei mei. May be triggering to those in recovery from ED

When the Aunties come, they comment on mei meis weight.

Tldr; no ED, but diet culture yes
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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LauraMcG
No, but lots of teenagers screaming/squealing/crying
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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SiRenfield
Maybe twerking?
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ProfessorProcyon
There's a warning for Disney+ for flashing lights/images, and there are a few scenes involving them, such as flashing lights during a concert and some flashy moments when the main character turns into a red panda.
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Paranoia
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GoodSoup
There’s a short bit where the mother watches the daughter at school but the daughter quickly finds out
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NoonboryKedabory
The beginning and ending have Mei speak to 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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Are there babies or unborn children?
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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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akoifish
When the Aunties come, they comment on
Mei Mei's weight, but more in an observational, non judgemental way. It's funny because the aunties disagree. You can't tell anything about mei mei's weight from this interaction.
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NoonboryKedabory
No one dies, therefore Robaire and Z (the black guys) are safe
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TheCassandraComplex
No, but I would say there’s some implied embarrassment around a young boy liking something considered “girly.”
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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SiRenfield
Pretty mild example but a boy calls the family temple "creepy" which could be seen as microaggression against minority religions ,but even then he's framed as very much in the wrong
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bigbud
The movie could be interpreted as a criticism of Asian culture and that Western attitudes towards individualism are superior.
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SiRenfield
Priya is heavily implied to be bisexual (and confirmed via word of god) and survives the film’s runtime, most that happens is being in peril at the concert.
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Anonymous
"ps*cho" is used.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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TheCassandraComplex
Mei and her friends, who are 13 years old, crush on a 17 year old boy… which is pretty normal and luckily their feelings do not seem to be reciprocated —he doesn’t seem to know they exist— but worth mentioning I think.
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Religious
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SiRenfield
Folk religion/Chinese ancestor worship is featured such as the main characters living in a temple but only stuff related to the plot is discussed in detail
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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Littleolme
The movie touches on the developing sexuality in teenagers, with Mei drawing suggestive drawings of an older guy and fantasizing about members of a boy band, but there's nothing overtly sexual I think.
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TheCassandraComplex
Hesitant to say this is really “sexual” due to their age, but the movie revolves around Mei’s coming of age, including her budding sexuality, so... Throughout the movie, Mei and her friends obsess over boys and their physical attributes (like their shoulders, calves) as is typical for that age. There’s also a scene where the girls heckle and yell out charmingly dorky compliments to boys they think are cute. (Example: “Are you a triangle? Cuz you a-cute!”) It’s pretty much PG cat-calling though so probably worth mentioning.
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There are no nude scenes as this is a movie for children.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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nh17
He cries and is not ridiculed
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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SiRenfield
Background character with a CGM but it’s a blink or miss moment
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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SiRenfield
“My panda, my choice” Granted that line is the only hint of it of even the concept, it’s otherwise not addressed since that’s not the focus and even then kids media isn’t quite ready for that particular subject
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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lynarielle
Three cars are involved in an accident right at the 25 minute mark. It happens quickly and no one is injured.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Yes
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
0
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44
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StrongFish91
Much to the chagrin of a certain cartoon reviewer, no. Not even mentioned.
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elliewhonow
Mei as a panda is almost hit, but the car slams on the brakes in time
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Violence
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jossia
while the other user is correct, they are more accurately describes as poofs of colored smoke rather than explosions
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Is there blood/gore?
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49
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Littleolme
It discusses periods (which do involve blood) but nothing is shown.
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
1
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Benrybenry
Can you imagine
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