Orphan

Movie • 2009 • Horror  

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A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
This movie contains 80 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
251 supporters
Yes
14
No
85
4
Misanthrope
There's absolutely no dogs in this movie that are killed or harmed.
Only a pigeon is killed.
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Abandonment
Yes
1
No
3
0
GentlyUsedLamp
A good portion of the film revolves around a mother recognizing that an adopted child poses a danger for her biological children and attempting to have her removed. She offers to leave her husband and children as long as the adopted child is removed from the family.
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Is an animal abandoned?
65 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Abuse
Yes
0
No
6
0
GentlyUsedLamp
The mother attacks the adopted "child" on multiple occasions. The adopted child attempts to frame her mother for abuse by breaking her own arm.
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0
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4
Is someone stalked?
24 supporters
Yes
7
No
44
1
LeiaPasquarelli
I think that even though it's in the presence of her home, what Esther does is essentially stalk people/watch and follow them without them being fully aware.
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glitterpop95
Esther attempts to kill Danny, John is stabbed to death, Maxine nearly gets run over, Danny and Maxine are trapped in a moving car, Kate is stabbed in the leg, Esther gets kicked in the head by Kate and drowns after her neck snaps, gun violence, Esther threatens to shoot Kate if Maxine tells on her, Kate grabs Esther’s arm, Kate knocks Esther down in the hospital hallway.
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on1yange1
***** This is a POSSIBLE trigger for some who have sensitivities with medical environments / doctors / surgeon scenes. *****

The movie opens with a woman in labour, she has no consent in the medical procedures that proceed complications
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Yes
3
No
5
Yes
68
No
1
7
glitterpop95
Maxine is tricked by Esther.
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Yes
0
No
4
1
Anonymous
There is a straight jacket
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Is a child abused?
79 supporters
Yes
76
No
2
7
glitterpop95
Both Maxine and Danny are tormented by Esther, mention of Esther’s past issues with children, Brenda the bully is injured by Esther.
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Addiction
8
dannyb
Alcohol and cigarettes are used, but no other substances.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
78
No
0
5
glitterpop95
The mom is a recovering alcoholic and the dad is a smoker.
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Yes
78
No
2
3
twitchywitchygirl
mom is a recovering alcoholic; dad gets drunk in one scene
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
95 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a horse die?
68 supporters
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Yes
1
No
75
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
124 supporters
Yes
113
No
1
14
Anonymous
A pigeon is attacked and killed at about 28 minutes.
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Are animals abused?
145 supporters
Yes
105
No
0
10
RoseTheHat
A pigeon is seen being shot by a paintball gun on purpose.
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Yes
1
No
69
Yes
83
No
1
11
RoseTheHat
Yes, a bird is shot with a paintball gun and Esther crushes it with a rock to put it out of its misery. It’s a gory scene.
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Is an animal sad?
58 supporters
Yes
3
No
2
0
QAELIX
A bird is shot with a paintball gun and then suffers for around a minute, u can clearly see it is in misery.
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Are rabbits harmed?
49 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a cat die?
126 supporters
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Yes
1
No
75
Does a pet die?
114 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does a dragon die?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
71
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
71
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
73
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
70
Assault
1
GentlyUsedLamp
The mother slaps Esther after she suspects she attempted to kill her son
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Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
5
No
1
1
ovchre
That's quite hard to answer because Kate gets drugged in the hospital after kind of breaking down but no one is drugged in a manipulative way.
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Is there pedophilia?
79 supporters
Yes
6
No
2
2
insomniacsdream
Yes and no? MAJOR SPOILERS
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.
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The main character is presented as a child for the duration of the film, but the twist is that she is actually a 30-something year old woman with a rare form of dwarfism. This twist is already known by the audience (but not the father) at the time she attempts to seduce him.
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Is someone held under water?
14 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is rape mentioned?
50 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
15 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Yes
22
No
3
1
GentlyUsedLamp
The mother is restrained after attacking Esther, Esther is mentioned to have previously been restrained in a straight jacket
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Yes
19
No
40
10
AlinaMayim
Main character is a grown woman pretending to be a child, and attempts to seduce her adopted father.
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Yes
3
No
2
2
GentlyUsedLamp
A boy is suffocated with a pillow
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4
not jokes, but later in movie esther tries so seduce her foster dad witch results in him being uncomfortable and walking away telling her he doesn’t see them like that
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Bodily Harm
Yes
43
No
17
8
quirklessbunny
Theres slashing with a knife
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Are any hands damaged?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
1
No
3
0
GentlyUsedLamp
No, but Esther has scars around her neck
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Yes
51
No
0
10
GinnyCornett
Also a person is smothered with a pillow in the hospital.
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Is there decapitation?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
47
Yes
1
No
9
0
GentlyUsedLamp
A bird is crushed with a rock, a woman's skull is bashed in with a hammer, and Esther attempts to crush a boys skull with a rock
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Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Yes
49
No
8
7
Anonymous
Mentions how some other people burned alive and shows it in a drawing
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Is someone buried alive?
20 supporters
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Yes
1
No
45
Is there body horror?
35 supporters
Yes
4
No
5
0
QAELIX
No 'actual' body horror, but Esther tries to break her arm on purpose.
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Is there amputation?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
46
Yes
17
No
37
10
dannyb
It's attempted, but the person who tries it is tackled out of the way before they can succeed. Someone also gets beaten in the head with a hammer multiple times, however it's not technically "squashing".
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there a hanging?
30 supporters
Yes
4
No
45
5
twitchywitchygirl
no, but there is a small painting of somebody hanging in one of esther's hidden blacklight paintings
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Does someone asphyxiate?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
61
No
3
10
RoseTheHat
No teeth are pulled or smashed, but Esther wears dentures to hide her real teeth. Her real teeth are rotten and gross.
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2
ovchre
A child becomes unconscious after someone tries to kill him with a pillow. The child also becomes unconscious because he's falling from a treehouse.
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Yes
80
No
1
7
RoseTheHat
Yes. Esther pushes her bully off a slide, which results in the bully breaking her leg. It is shown in graphic detail. Esther also breaks her own arm by using a crushing device.
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Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
55
11
GwendolynCox
Someone is threatened with it
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
48
Is someone tortured?
67 supporters
Yes
53
No
4
2
glitterpop95
Danny has a box cutter held to his throat. Kate is stabbed in the leg.
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Yes
3
No
15
1
iloveyou.com
Down a slide.
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Yes
1
No
49
5
quirklessbunny
No one falls to their death but the son falls from high up and ends up in the ICU
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Is there eye mutilation?
75 supporters
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Yes
1
No
52
Is someone stabbed?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Yes
9
No
20
1
iloveyou.com
Esther smashes someone's head in with a hammer, theres lots of blood, fire, etc.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does a kid die?
34 supporters
Yes
58
No
4
9
glitterpop95
The deleted script mentions a murdered girl named Yolanda. Esther has killed at least 7 families. Jessica was a stillborn. Danny nearly dies.
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Yes
10
No
1
3
Main Character dresses provocative and tries to seduce her father while he’s drunk (he doesn’t know her real age)
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
6
No
2
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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Yes
33
No
2
0
Esther is actually a grown woman with dwarfism but the character is played by an able bodied child
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
46
Does a parent die?
14 supporters
Yes
73
No
0
6
RoseTheHat
Yes, the dad dies after being killed by Esther.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
64
No
2
7
RoseTheHat
The dad cheats on the mom.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
32
4
twitchywitchygirl
a stuffed animal is cut open to hide something
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Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Fear
Yes
65
No
1
1
glitterpop95
There’s a mild one were John goes to wake up Esther and she pops out from under the covers.
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Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
57
Are there ghosts?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
58
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
4
No
55
0
Very briefly when they visit the orphanage. The clown is shown in the background twice, both times for a split second
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
11 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
23
No
32
3
AliceBell
No shower scene.
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Are there mannequins?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Gross
Yes
45
No
0
10
AliceBell
Danny wets himself when Esther is threatening him.
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Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
2
No
83
9
Skylergrace
Dont know why theres one vote on yes, its 100% safe, no mentions of it and no act
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Is someone eaten?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there on-screen pooping?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
55
Is there audio gore?
38 supporters
Yes
49
No
1
8
ohgodohfuck
you can hear bones breaking, someone being stabbed and there's also the pretty graphic sound of someone's head being bashed in
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Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Yes
1
No
4
0
GentlyUsedLamp
A character was previously incarcerated in a mental institution, but it is not shown
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there transphobic slurs?
42 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Loss
1
Not exact but I can't imagine it doesn't count. Earlier in the movie the mother tells Esther that the ashes of her stillborn child were sprinkled in a rose plant so as long as it lived her child would live in it, Esther later cuts the flowers. This is not glossed over or a quick scene, the mother gets very visibly upset.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
52
Yes
66
No
0
3
When Kate loses her cool at the hospital & slaps Esther she is seized by orderlies & given an injection to sedate her
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4
glitterpop95
A man from the Saarne Institute warns Kate about the villain’s identity.
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Yes
66
No
0
1
KnightWhoSaysNi
There's a long hospital scene close to the end of the movie.
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Yes
0
No
5
0
QAELIX
No, however someone is seen having a miscarriage in a graphic way (screaming, loads of blood-loss, etc.)
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Does someone have cancer?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
51
Mental Health
Yes
24
No
3
3
LeiaPasquarelli
Don't know why people are voting no. PTSD from a miscarriage and another child's near death experience is real
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0
QAELIX
It is rumoured Esther has a personality disorder, also the mother shows clear signs of PTSD, and had an addiction.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
69
No
2
7
TheoRagnarok
Character breaks own arm. Same character has scars on wrists and neck from resisting restraints
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Is autism misrepresented?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
37
No
0
4
twitchywitchygirl
yes it is a major plot point
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
0
No
12
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
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Yes
3
No
19
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Yes
48
No
6
5
MikeyRose
*SPOILERS* The paintings on Esther's walls (revealed in the final act) heavily imply she suffers from body dysmorphia. In the paintings she depicts herself as looking closer her true age (33)
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0
iloveyou.com
Not in a manipulative way, but Kate is suicidal
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Yes
50
No
1
2
MikeyRose
Esther is shown having an anxiety attack in a bathroom stall after talking with a therapist. The scene itself cuts from the couple talking to the same therapist, and Esther in the bathroom.
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Yes
7
No
34
2
twitchywitchygirl
max hides in a clothes hamper in a closet
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
52
Yes
12
No
34
5
quirklessbunny
The brother used the r-slur and said Esther should go back to the ‘r-slur camp’
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3
georgiarose
Kate tells the therapist she wants to kill herself sometimes, but that is all

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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
25 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Does a baby cry?
16 supporters
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Yes
25
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
Yes
6
No
34
2
Buddi2019
It isn’t super visible but quite a bit of the movie is filmed free hand.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
6
TheoRagnarok
Black lights flipping/flickering on and off
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
6 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
Yes
31
No
0
3
LeiaPasquarelli
Graphic body horror in the form of a nightmare.
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Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
68
No
1
7
Nima
A very very gory scene right in the beginning where the mom screams and lots of blood is shown. She's then presented with her dead child wrapped in cloth and covered in blood.

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Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
51
Are there babies or unborn children?
15 supporters
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Yes
29
No
0
Yes
80
No
0
7
Anonymous
Early in the movie. Also Mentioned throughout the movie
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Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
56
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
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Yes
0
No
49
Yes
66
No
3
17
nickg
The first character to die is a black woman.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
37 supporters
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Yes
0
No
42
Yes
0
No
43
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Is there hate speech?
23 supporters
Yes
51
No
7
3
glitterpop95
“Spaz”, “retard”, “Jesus freak”.
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2
(spoilers)

It is revealed that Esther is a little person pretending to be a child, to seduce the fathers of families that adopt her. It is very bad representation of little people, with the intent to make them scary.
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Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
51
8
jlister1997
Son says that the adopted daughter came from the "retard camp"
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
39
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Race
Is there blackface?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Yes
14
No
1
3
while it’s not technically a large age gap, but she looks and acts nine throughout the movie. so it’s very uncomfortable to watch
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Yes
77
No
0
10
alice5x
parents have sex

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Is someone sexually objectified?
31 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
0
Yes
15
No
1
0
around 1h 40min into the movie there are naked drawings on the walls of a bedroom
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Is there bestiality?
62 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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65 supporters
Yes
54
No
10
16
dannyb
There's an uncomfortable scene towards the end. It's not technically incestuous and nothing actually happens except a failed attempt at seduction but it is uncomfortable to watch. The character who is making their move is also seemingly a minor.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
17
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Does someone have a chronic illness?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Are there anti-abortion themes?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there fat suits?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
2
No
43
Yes
0
No
3
0
QAELIX
No, there are pictures and illustrations during the first part of the credits, but no actual stingers.
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Yes
8
No
49
1
glitterpop95
Kate and Maxine are rescued by the police.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
57
No
0
2
3 car incidents:

Esther pushes Max onto the road in front of sister Abigail's oncoming car, causing her to swerve violently (just avoiding Max) & skid to a stop. She manages not to hit anything or roll the car though.

When Kate is dropping Daniel to school she momentarily steps out leaving Max on the back-seat, only for Esther to sneak in & release the parking brake (& shift the gear stick to neutral), causing the car to start rolling backwards down the hill. After a couple of near misses (cars swerving out of the way) the car fortunately slams into a snow bank bringing it to a stop without injury.

When Kate is racing home from the hospital during a snow storm, desperately attempting to reach John, she narrowly avoids crashing a number of times until she finally crashes intentionally through the front of the house.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
11 supporters
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Yes
19
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
50
Yes
33
No
18
3
twitchywitchygirl
there are several very close calls, but technically no, nobody is hit by a car. a car crashes, but into a building and nobody is hurt
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
49
Is there blood/gore?
46 supporters
Yes
65
No
0
2
glitterpop95
Sister Abigail is killed with a hammer.
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Does someone drown?
13 supporters
Yes
53
No
3
1
Inga
Ester at the end
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Yes
51
No
0
1
twitchywitchygirl
multiple gun shots in climatic scene, daniel shoots a paintball gun, a gun is held to max's head and she's asked if she wants to play Russian Roulette
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