The Whale

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A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
This movie contains 56 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
185 supporters
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Banana13
There is a post on Facebook of a dead dog & they show it for a few seconds.
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Abandonment
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The daughter leaves silently after Charlie tries and fails to stand up and walk over to her without his walker.
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3
Regan
Yes. But they reconnect
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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1
cisrot
A mother calls her daughter a monster. The mother is shown as being at the whits end when it comes to her rebellious daughter.
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peefart1234
Charlie repeatedly defends and forgives his daughter who is insulting and cruel to everyone around her
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Is someone stalked?
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mad_melody
No, though the protagonist is accused of "spying on" his estranged daughter by checking her public Facebook page.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Fidel
one character is spiked with Ambien, two others smoke pot
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Is there addiction?
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LeanneBrown
The main character struggles with a food addiction
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YagoCoutinho
It shows, the mother drinks at Charlie's house.
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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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Yes
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Yes
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Fidel
we briefly see a picture of a dead dog on a laptop
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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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cisrot
Not a pet of the characters, but there is a brief photograph of a dead dog shown on a laptop screen.
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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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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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HeatherEhch
A character is given sleeping pills in their drink without their knowledge, and they pass out for a while
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Is there pedophilia?
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13
Is someone held under water?
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18
Is rape mentioned?
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throwaway2468
Ellie threatens to call the police and say that the missionary raped her.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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6
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mad_melody
Not technically, no. However, the protagonist's teenage daughter threatens to call the cops on a young man and falsely claim that he tried to rape her. She then laughs at his discomfort and says it was a joke, because she enjoys making him uncomfortable.
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alyveg87
No, but at one point, the teenage girl threatens to call the police and lie that the missionary was raping her.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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Fidel
one character shaves his face and accidentally cuts himself
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Are any hands damaged?
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7
Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Fidel
nearly constant wheezing, and occasional choking and shortness of breath
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Is there decapitation?
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13
Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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3
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9
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cisrot
Not by someone else, but the main character does choke on a piece of food for a prolonged period of time.
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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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Yes
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mad_melody
The protagonist chokes on a sub he eats too quickly, about halfway through the movie. His friend has to help him cough the food back out. Additionally, he has breathing problems throughout the movie, frequently wheezing, and later requires an oxygen tank.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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HeatherEhch
A character is drugged with sleeping pills and passes out for a while
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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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29
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gayrat
Not shown but mentioned: characters discuss someone having committed suicide by jumping off of a bridge.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Anonymous
No, but a character is shown on screen slicing into a countertop with a knife.
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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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Yes
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anagonzalez
no, but a minor jokes about having sex with a pharmacist to get meds and lying about being raped
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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mad_melody
Yes, upon reflection. The protagonist refuses to go to a hospital (even after he learns he's dying from a heart condition), claiming that he can't afford healthcare. It's later revealed that he's saved all of his earnings for his estranged daughter. He was therefore denying himself lifesaving care in order to give his daughter a good life. His friend/off-the-clock caregiver is devastated by this reveal moments before his death.
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1
2
cisrot
The main character dies at the Ed of the film. It is not graphic but it is very emotional.
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EndorEwoksFC
There's a photo of a dead dog on a Facebook post
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Does someone die?
9 supporters
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Yes
17
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Yes
39
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0
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weezburger
Written in a poem and said outloud
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xxlivlovesmusicxx
brendan fraser plays the main character who has a plethora of illnesses and disabilities due to his obesity
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
0
No
25
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mad_melody
No, though there is a heated conversation about the dangers of it, after the protagonist is drugged with sleeping pills by his daughter.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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0
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mad_melody
Yes. The protagonist collapses (just off-screen) and dies of heart failure, right in front of his teenage daughter.
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
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39
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0
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LeanneBrown
Not depicted, but a large portion of the plot focuses on the aftermath of an affair
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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27
Does a family member die?
10 supporters
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12
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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27
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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30
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Anonymous
The beach/the ocean reoccur many times through memories.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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2
throughourphantoms
one that is used for shaving, no alone blade
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Is there a shower scene?
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0
Are there mannequins?
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23
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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25
Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
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55
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0
11
Banana13
( slight spoilers ! )

I don’t have specific time stamps but
near the mid beginning, Charlie ( Brendan Fraser ) is given a meatball sandwich by Liz and he starts to retch & choke. It can be triggering.
Second, near the end of the movie after Charlie has a fight with his wife, he binges and then V during it. It was triggering and somewhat graphic
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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5
Does someone spit?
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27
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0
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weezburger
Spitting after vomiting
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Is there audio gore?
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23
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eo49
Not specifically audio gore but there are explicit sounds of binge eating, vomiting, and overall some pretty gross sounds
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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29
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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27
Is there incarceration?
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10
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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8
Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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8
Yes
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8
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Yes
7
No
1
Yes
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Anonymous
Not in the sense that a bisexual character is the one cheating. Charlie's sexuality is never given a label, only that he did end up with a man although he was in a relationship with a woman prior. It's heavily implied that he was unhappy with the woman and that the only reason he stayed with her was because of their child, Ellie.
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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25
Are needles/syringes used?
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25
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Yes
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26
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ahdhfhfhfhdhhd
he refuses to go to hospital
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Is there menstruation?
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Yes
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26
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mad_melody
No. Someone does use the term though, to say that the emotional damage caused by a cult-like religious group is "like a cancer."
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Mental Health
Yes
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1
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Anonymous
Charlie's condition is implied to be caused by a trauma response to losing his partner.
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2
cisrot
The main character has a binge eating disorder.
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Yes
38
No
0
4
Fidel
binge eating happens repeatedly
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Yes
8
No
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peefart1234
Charlie's daughter is very aggressive and disrespectful of people's boundaries
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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16
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weezburger
Not on screen but a character we only see pictures of committed suicide.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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8
Does someone have a meltdown?
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3
No
2
Yes
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0
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eastcraven
lots of chewing
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Is there ABA therapy?
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7
Is there body dysphoria?
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No
6
Yes
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Fidel
one character worries about other people seeing their appearance to the point of avoidance
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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5
There is a pretty graphic binge eating scene towards the end. The main character eats large amounts of food throughout as well.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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5
It is talked about a few times but not shown onscreen. However another death can be construed as a suicide as well.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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26
Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
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23
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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8
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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25
Are there abortions?
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25
Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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25
Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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0
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LeanneBrown
The fat jokes are narratively used to make the deliverer of the jokes look like a bully rather than jokes for the audience to laugh with, but they are still vicious jokes
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Regan
There are no black people in the movie
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Yes
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LeanneBrown
The f slur is dropped casually. The d slur is also seen typed on a screen
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23
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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0
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mad_melody
The protagonist is frequently insulted by his daughter, with the f slur and degrading comments about his weight. The daughter also uses the r slur to refer to a written assignment. The protagonist also asks a few people if they find his weight and poor health "disgusting," one of whom says yes.
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Anonymous
I think they handles homosexuality very naturally. Charlie was not hated because he was gay, he was hates because he abandoned his child. His obesity is also not seen as result of being lazy, rather because of trauma and the pain he felt from losing his partner. I don't think there was any misrepresentation.
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7
One is not seen on screen but it is described and mentions he took his own life because his parents didn’t accept him when he came out. One other LGBT person does die on screen. It is not graphic.
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cisrot
The word “retarded” 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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9
Relationships
Yes
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No
14
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Regan
Not shown but it is talked about. Relationship between a professor and a student
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Religious
Yes
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No
0
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Pantalones
One character is a religious missionary who thinks God sent him to "save" Charlie.
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
Yes
42
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0
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Fidel
the film opens with a character masturbating to porn
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
36
No
1
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Anonymous
There’s porn shown on a laptop in the first scene
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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6
Does someone lose their virginity?
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8
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
Yes
1
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23
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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4
The main character has congestive heart failure.
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Yes
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mudb0yy
There is a character who talks about running away from his home and not knowing where to go. It is not clearly said that they're homeless but we can guess it.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Zeppelin_fan123
Yes
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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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24
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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20
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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4
Fidel
a little bit of blood is shown when a character cuts his face whilst shaving
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
4
No
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weezburger
Not shown on screen but a character we only hear of and see pictures of died from suicide, jumped of a bridge.
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Is there gun violence?
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