Audition

Movie • 1999 • Horror  

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Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
This movie contains 50 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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ayestaci
It happens at 1 hr 33 mins for anyone looking for a timestamp.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is there BDSM?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Both characters follow up on each other & watch/ inquire about each other without the other's knowledge or consent. You mostly see this from Aoyami's perspective
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FatalDeviation
Asami's family abused her as a child.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
54 supporters
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Rokka666
a character explains (in a fair amount of detail) the abuse that someone put them through; various scenes/memories are shown that give an idea of what happened without being fully-graphic in specific moments
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Addiction
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FatalDeviation
No but the main character is drugged many times throughout the film which causes him to collapse and blackout memories.
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Is there addiction?
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FatalDeviation
The main character drinks alcohol throughout the film but not in a harmful way.
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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)
76 supporters
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A dog is killed off screen but you briefly see the aftermath. There is no squealing or audio at all.

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Are animals abused?
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The dog's mangled corpse is shown
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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
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Yes
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Yes, via a paralyzing drug and another scene of a person trapped inside a canvas bag.
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FatalDeviation
Related to the child and ballet instructor, see my comment above for details.
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Bodily Harm
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FatalDeviation
A character references self-harm during the audition scene.
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HorrificHermione
A man is strangled and eventually decapitated with razor wire.
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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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StormyTaylor
someone does have something wrapped around their neck, but not to strangle
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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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FatalDeviation
Multiple characters have had their body parts amputated. This mostly happens off-screen but if you are sensitive to amputation, seriously give this movie a pass. The character's amputated body parts are highlighted many times and there is a torture scene which features amputation.
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Does a head get squashed?
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StormyTaylor
in one of the most famous scenes from the movie, a character's foot is severed from the back
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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HorrificHermione
A noticeably broken neck is shown, and there are a couple occurrences of cutting bone.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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There is a scene where a character has her legs spread and was burned on her inner thigh. No genital happens but it looks like it may.
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FatalDeviation
Yes, a lot. Two characters have their fingers removed (both off-screen). One character's (now healed) hand is shown, this happens as the main character is having a dream about being at Asami's house (just after collapsing in his house). This is quite a drawn-out scene and there are multiple shots of his hand up-close.
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Is someone tortured?
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FatalDeviation
It's the entire theme of the film.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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TheSweetestCaroline
Someone is kicked down the stairs and appears to have broken her neck but her fate is left open ended.
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FatalDeviation
During the torture scene, pins are stuck into the main character's eyes repeatedly. This is very graphic.
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Is someone stabbed?
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TheSweetestCaroline
Depends on your tolerance for gore and your definition of “excessive” but she does decapitate someone and amputate many body parts with what appears to be a sort of piano wire. A lot of it is off screen and in my opinion they aren’t gratuitous with it so it’s really your own tolerance of that particular act and the sounds more than anything.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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JohnCena
The main characters teenage son is threatened, but is unharmed.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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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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FatalDeviation
A character is being held in another character's apartment against their will.
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Does a parent die?
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Nora Bartel
A mother dies at the start of the movie.
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Does someone cheat?
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No, but there is a warning not to cheat from a character, they consider loving anybody else, including family, to be cheating and decide to punish.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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FatalDeviation
There is one as the main character visits Asami's workplace.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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TheSweetestCaroline
In a dream/drugged state the main character speaks to his dead wife. Not a ghost per se and not meant to be scary.
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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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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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10
Does someone vomit?
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I'm surprised this section isn't loaded with comments and warnings, because it gets worse than mentioned below: after the woman v***** - which she does into a dog bowl - she makes the man eat it.

To cushion that, however, the also below-mentioned comment about it being real has been proven false (not calling out the person who commented for not telling the truth, it IS on imdb, but I did some digging because it bothered me so much, lol). On the audio commentary, the director makes this statement and then laughs it off as being a joke about how far people go with method acting.
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Is someone eaten?
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3
Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
24 supporters
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0
1
FatalDeviation
It is a huge feature of this film.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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6
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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0
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13
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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4
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Yes
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Anonymous
syringes used as well as acupuncture needles
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TheSweetestCaroline
A minor character mentions very briefly she was put in a mental institution for self harm. Her scene is maybe 15 seconds.
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2
1
FatalDeviation
At the very beginning of the film.
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HorrorFilmJunki
The opening scene it seems the mother passes from cancer
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Mental Health
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Rokka666
a character with untreated PTS discusses their trauma
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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3
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Yes
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roughentumble
It's extremely brief, but in the montage of auditioning women, we're shown one woman pointing to her wrist and describing scars there. She goes on to mention that she needed to be institutionalized because of her self harm. It's very short, a "blink and you'll miss it" clip, but it is there.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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An abused girl takes out her trauma violently on others. This is the basic plot of theovie lol.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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3
1
StormyTaylor
a character mentions previous suicide attempts, is on screen for about 30-60 seconds, and we never see her again
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StormyTaylor
there are lots of dream sequences/flashbacks/flash-forwards that can confuse the viewer on what's real
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Is there misophonia?
21 supporters
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10
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1
4
goblingorl
For me, hearing the dog eat and also at a few other points in the film, there are some mouth sounds that bothered me.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
0
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18
3
FatalDeviation
No but shots of Asami's very thin body with bones protruding are shown constantly throughout the film. This would be very triggering to anyone with eating disorders.
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FatalDeviation
No but a character does reference having attempted suicide in the past.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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3
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Yes
2
No
17
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TheSweetestCaroline
There is a kidnapped man that is kept in a sack but you never see anything from his POV.
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HorrificHermione
Though it seems to be only be for the purpose of torture-feeding a man, a woman purposely makes herself vomit into a bowl.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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0
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18
4
ScaredyKitty
There are mentions of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, but nobody dies from it.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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9
Is there shakey cam?
19 supporters
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10
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18
4
FatalDeviation
There are quite a few abrupt cuts.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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3
6
JoeyCarella
during the audition scenes, there is a flash between pictures of girls auditioning. The flashes are very rapid
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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0
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3
Is the fourth wall broken?
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0
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6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
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6
Is there childbirth?
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17
Are there abortions?
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19
Are there babies or unborn children?
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6
Does someone miscarry?
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22
Does a pregnant person die?
7 supporters
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18
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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17
Does the black guy die first?
10 supporters
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0
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20
Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
0
No
16
Yes
0
No
19
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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10
Is there hate speech?
13 supporters
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0
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21
Is a minority is misrepresented?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
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0
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21
0
There is a disabled character who is abusive, but it is never implied or stated he is doing it because of this.
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Are there n-words?
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17
Is there aphobia?
8 supporters
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0
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3
Race
Is there blackface?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
19 supporters
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Yes
8
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Sex
Yes
26
No
1
3
FatalDeviation
There is a scene which occurs in the main character's head where he imagines all the women in his life attempting to give him oral sex. The creepy ballet instructor is also seen briefly masturbating in a kind of flashback/hallucination, presumably in front of a child. He physically abuses her, which has sexual undertones. It is also implied that two main characters consentually have sex off-screen.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
5
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0
Are there nude scenes?
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4
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2
Is there bestiality?
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0
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
6 supporters
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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40 supporters
Yes
19
No
1
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roughentumble
Sort of. The movie's kind of vague about it, but (spoilers) the main female character is revealed to have been abused by her stepfather, and in scenes of the abuse it has extremely sexual overtones. Also, her stepfather shown masturbating to her at one point, though it is very briefly.
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Sexism
Yes
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4
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
4 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is someone terminally ill?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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0
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3
Are there fat suits?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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20
Yes
24
No
0
3
FatalDeviation
The ending is quite open-ended but without knowing the fate of the characters, I suppose it is sad.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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0
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20
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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0
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4
Does a plane crash?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Is someone hit by a car?
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Yes
0
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18
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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0
No
19
Is there blood/gore?
1 supporters
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Yes
31
No
0
Does someone drown?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
16
No
2
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roughentumble
Another "blink and you'll miss it" scene, during the main character's hallucinations/dream sequence, he sees a vision of his son getting shot in the head. It isn't real, and it only takes a few seconds for the scene to play out, but it is there.
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