The Old Guard

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The story of a small covert group of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their team together when they discover the existence of a new immortal and their extraordinary abilities are exposed.
This movie contains 46 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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lillianm
Copley discusses his wife who died of ALS or something of that nature
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Are there bedbugs?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Is there screaming?
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Abandonment
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beforethebreakdown
no, but there is a flashback where a character's child (as an adult) is upset and yells at their parent (wordlessly) because their parent is immortal and cannot share the 'secret' to save their child.
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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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mad_melody
The main characters are tracked down, the main characters try to track someone down, and at Merrick there is a bunch of photos and files gathered of some people.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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mad_melody
There is no gaslighting, but near the end of the movie some people find out they were lied to for the whole movie by someone they care about.
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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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Duck
no, but there are several instances of alcohol consumption
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Is there addiction?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Possibly alcoholism, perhaps especially clear very near the end (after Booker has become alone).
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saturn
Characters drink throughout, and one character (Booker) is constantly drinking, especially when he's stressed. He appears to be drunk in a post-credit scene but otherwise no one ever appears erratic or drunk.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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mad_melody
In flashbacks to Andy's past, there are mounted combat scenes, but no horses are harmed.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Eratosthenese
While no animals die on screen, Merrick talks about having experimented on and killed a quarter of a million mice.
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Are animals abused?
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Eratosthenese
While no animals are abused on screen, Merrick talks about having experimented on and killed a quarter of a million mice.
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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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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
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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roseatespoonbill
Yes, one of the characters is doomed to constantly drown and revive for centuries.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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ellieannco
in the second half of the movie, characters are shown handcuffed and then strapped down to tables/chairs. they are also physically restrained by guards
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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saturn
Knives are used in close-contact fights; various wounds are dealt with them, including some to the throat.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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annco1234
A character is shown drowning on-screen as backstory.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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ellieannco
No, but two characters fall from a height and end up inside a crushed car.
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Is someone choked?
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beforethebreakdown
two characters are hung on nooses but do not die, and as such there is a lot of choking noises.
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Willoughby123
Nothing is shown but one of the characters tells a story of how they were burned alive for being a witch
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MerVamp26
Someone is locked in an iron maiden (metal casket) and thrown to the bottom of the ocean.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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annco1234
Very brief shot of a man's arm getting cut off during the fight scene at the church. 56:50-56:53.
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No. People are shot in the head/face, though.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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saturn
Around 49:00 minutes in, two women are shown hanging (as part of a witch trial) and struggling for breath, but as they are immortal, they don't die. The scene lasts less than a minute.
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ellieannco
A character is shown drowning in the ocean. Other characters are shown struggling to breathe after being hung.
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EMall
A character spits some blood after a strike to the face, however there is no damage shown to the teeth or mouth and no teeth are spat.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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SethMiddleton
An arm is broken in a fight scene and the bone is shown through the skin. At the end, an immortal character jumps from a tall building onto a car and her hand is shown to be broken in many places. We do see it heal. Also, this doesn’t fit anywhere else, but an immortal man catches a grenade and his intestines are shown exposed before they heal.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Willoughby123
Broken fingers and shot in the foot
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TFMD
Characters are held captive to find the secret to their immortality. We don't see much of the experimentation but the bad guy threatens to spend decades cutting pieces off them if necessary. We are also told about (or shown in flashback) some deaths by torture, including burning alive and imprisonment in an underwater coffin.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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saturn
Two characters fall from a window, they are shown falling then the impact of them landing on a car is shown. One is immortal and the other is not, but no gore/body is shown afterwards from the character who dies.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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beforethebreakdown
swords are used in the opening fight scene, and an axe/labrys is used to also kill people in multiple scenes.
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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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saturn
An immortal man discusses the pain of losing his son (an adult), since his family aged around him while he didn't.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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ellieannco
Sort of. They're immortal, so no permanent damage is done. We do see characters using their bodies to shield others, though.
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beforethebreakdown
not permanently, as the premise of the film is a group of immortals who cannot 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
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mad_melody
At the beginning of the movie, the main characters go to save children being held hostage, but it turns out that there were never actually any children there, it was a lie. When Andy first sees Nile in-person, she knocks Nile out, kidnaps her, and won't let her leave after she wakes up. After Nile and Andy step outside of the church, two characters are forcefully kidnapped, and a rescue is planned and performed for the remainder of the movie.
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Does a parent die?
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Willoughby123
Main characters are immortal and talk about loved ones lost along the way
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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beforethebreakdown
multiple characters discuss the family that they have outlived.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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saturn
Around 33:30 minutes in, Nile Freeman stabs Andy and Andy pulls the knife from her own arm. She says "Can you please not do that again?" and Nile starts r*tching, then ducks in and out of the frame before v**iting. Full audio, I think there's visual. Lasts less than ten seconds and she's fine afterwards.
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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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mad_melody
During a fight on a plane, Nile hits Andy in the face and Andy spits out blood.
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Is there audio gore?
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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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ellieannco
No, but there's positive depictions of the US military.
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nevermindirah
Several main characters are imprisoned in a private research lab, and in a flashback main characters are imprisoned by church-government authorities.
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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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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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annco1234
We see a syringe inserted into a man's abdomen area, and hear/see his reactions of pain.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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saturn
Not a "hospital" but a lab with medical equipment and restraints, so it may be triggering nonetheless.
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Is there menstruation?
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Willoughby123
One of the main characters lost a loved one to cancer
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Mental Health
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ellieannco
Nile has a nightmare about being killed/killing someone else after her time in the military. Booker clearly struggles with the loss of his wife and children.
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TFMD
This should be a yes due to a scene where a character deliberately holds her hand in a fire to check whether her self-healing powers are real. She's in obvious pain and there is a shot of her severe burns rapidly healing. Not typical self-harm since she knows she'll heal within seconds, but could definitely be triggering. As mentioned, there's also another scene where she shoots herself in the foot.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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ellieannco
Sort of. Characters are immortal and they are shown intentionally doing things that cause them to die, but this is done with the knowledge that they are immortal. One character discusses trying to find a way to end their life.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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3
Is there misophonia?
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ellieannco
Lots of loud gunshots. Nile can be heard throwing up after getting out of Andy's van.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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mad_melody
A few times Nile is shown having slight difficulty breathing and moving around anxiously, and does things like listening to music to calm down.
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wolfy998
There’s a story told in which a character is locked in coffin on the bottom of the ocean for over 500 years. They die and then revive repeatedly.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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mad_melody
In the penthouse at Merrick, Nile grabs someone and jumps out of a window. She does die when she hits the ground (as the immortals can temporarily die) but she comes back to life a few moments later. Additionally, there is a plotline about someone allowing themselves to be tested on in the hopes that it'll someday result in their own death.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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SandraSabrina
The entire movie has a shakey cam
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saturn
No, but some scenes have constant flashes from gunshots that you may want to be aware of.
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Paranoia
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beforethebreakdown
the opening scene is recorded by security cameras without the group's knowledge, though they later become aware of it.
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ellieannco
In the beginning of the movie, a character is narrating. Presumably to the audience, although they aren't directly addressed.
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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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33
Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes
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saturn
Unknown black soldiers are the first non-immortals killed onscreen (by the main characters on a mission), and one of the main characters is a Black woman who is immortal and alive by the end of the film, but is shown dying graphically before this. [addition: also yes, the only immortal we know of that died is a Black man. he is seen dying in flashbacks at two different points in the film.]
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Not slurs, but obvious disrespect, mocking.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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annco1234
One character makes a homophobic joke, but is quickly told off by another.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Yes
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Willoughby123
Two of the main characters are in a same sex relationship, both are immortal and die multiple times. Both are alive at the end of the film. All of the main characters die and the LGBT ones don't die a disproportionate amount.
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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
Yes
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4
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roseatespoonbill
Kind of? One character is 6000 ish and has a girlfriend who is younger by at least a thousand years or more (although their romantic relationship is only hinted at in the film) but once you're in the thousands it seems like hair splitting.
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Religious
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0
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nevermindirah
One character ridicules another's belief in God.
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Sex
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annco1234
The most sexual part of the movie is when a couple kisses for 1-2 seconds. One character makes a joke about another's sex life.
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nevermindirah
There's a remarkable absence of objectification given how common it is in the genre. Both the lead characters are women and neither of them is ever sexually objectified by other characters or the camera.
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ellieannco
Nicky and Joe are shown shirtless, otherwise no.
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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saturn
Booker cries when speaking about his son, Copley's voice breaks when speaking about his wife, Joe is near tears when trying to wake Nicky. Joe is teased (by the antagonists) for showing affection but he quickly shuts the homophobia down. All together, this movie puts a lot of emphasis on emotional vulnerability of all characters and subverts expectations by having the main cast be emotionally open and supportive, and having the men do the emotional caretaking.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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ellieannco
One character discussing having had a son with cancer, another discusses having a wife with ALS. Both of these characters died before the movie takes place and are only mentioned by others.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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raspberrysys
It has a very bittersweet ending
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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saturn
No, but a pilot stops steering and it looks like a plane is going to go down--turbulence is shown both inside and outside, but it continues safely.
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0
Duck
no, but there is one instance of characters falling into a car from a high height, both die and one, the villain, is not immortal
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
42 supporters
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0
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saturn
Constant blood and gore--the main characters are immortal and their wounds heal, but some bad wounds and blood are shown both on them and on others throughout.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
39
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FireInBabylon
A character is shown drowning and resurrecting multiple times over centuries, and it is discussed in detail
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saturn
Gun violence is constant throughout with a variety of weapons and situations -- it's best to avoid this movie if this is a trigger.
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