As Good As It Gets

Movie • 1997 • Comedy  

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New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
This movie contains 13 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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The main character has OCD and feels compelled to follow certain routines, which makes him want to be served by a specific waitress everyday. He listens to her conversations. He pays a random person to find her address. He pulls strings to get her son the medical care he needs, an arrangement she can't afford to say no to.
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A character shares a private story about why they don't interact with their parents anymore. A violent situation with a father over potentially inappropriate interactions between a mother and child is talked about. The child in this case was hurt badly.

The unpredictability of the main character was a trigger to me. He was hurtful in very vulnerable situations with close friends.
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When Carol is understandably upset that Melvin has found her address and showed up at her home, he blames her for taking it personally. She relents and lets him into her home, and later apologizes for being creeped out by his behavior.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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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theficus
In the opening scene, a dog is thrown down an apartment building’s trash chute. The dog is fine, and becomes a central part of the film’s plot.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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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 to their death?
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A character is assaulted in their home and there is a hospital scene where they are shown to have their face very damaged with distinct eye trauma.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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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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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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ycats33
yes. and then later her date sticks his hand in it on her shirt. not really a visual but grosses you out
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
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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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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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A character is assaulted in their home and deals with the trauma through the movie. No flashbacks are shown but their ability to be creative is impacted.
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Does someone self harm?
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The main character is mentally ill and very verbally violent and abuses a dog.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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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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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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The third time the main character is at the cafe with a new waitress I think he calls her a name in reference to her weight.
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Does the black guy die first?
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maddog32
Lots...
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It's awful, when the main character gets to the cafe he harasses two people sitting at "his" table. It escalates. The scene is over when he says something offensive to the waitress about her son.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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On race and queerness. It's a lot.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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Helen Hunt was only in her 30s and looks it, but her character is supposed to be around 50. Jack Nicholson was in his 60s and his character is a crotchety old man.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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The main character belittles his gay neighbor while he's crying and at his lowest, and calls him a homophobic slur.
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Social
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A group of characters appear to me as homeless when a character drives up talking about finding "models".
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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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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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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