Being John Malkovich

Movie • 1999 • Comedy  

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One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.
This movie contains 24 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
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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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Anonymous
The main character abuses his wife about half way through the movie by physically restraining her & locking her in an animal cage. She DOES get out though
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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it’s suggested by lottie to smoke a joint but they never do. maxine starts rolling one but doesn’t actually smoke it
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Is there addiction?
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jib350
There's no drug addiction, but many characters become obsessed with, arguably addicted to, entering John Malkovich's body and living in him for 15 minutes at a time.
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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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KSNAP
Many animals are kept in a crowded apartment. A scene from the perspective of an animal shows implied abuse.
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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
Is someone restrained?
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neeknoo
Technical assault but neither character treats it as such.
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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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But one character experiences something similar.
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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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pathcat
psychological torture, yes
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it’s more of a slip
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OliveMovies
No but when the characters are done with their 15 mins of being John, they're dropped from a couple of meters height from the sky. Never hurting themselves but they are thrown to the floor.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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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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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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clownish
when someone encountered john malkovich the word is used to reference his character in of mice and men
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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ElkPapa
The chimpanzee Elijah's parents may have died. At the very least, they were kidnapped
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Does someone cheat?
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Sid
There’s a very complicated love quadrangle
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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KSNAP
Yes, but by other humans, not by supernatural forces.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Sid
In first person POV
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Gross
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young john malkovich is shown to have peed himself on the school bus and was made fun of/taunted
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Does someone vomit?
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Sid
The noises that Malkovich makes when he’s being taken over are very triggering though
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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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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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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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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ElkPapa
Elijah the chimpanzee has PTSD from childhood trauma, according to Lottie
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Karpydiem
There’s a moment when the first person is inside Malkovitch’s head where he’s chewing and the sound is loud and annoying, but brief.
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Sid
Several people go inside Malkovich’s head so that they can possess a younger/thinner/more masculine body
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A character explains a revelation and adds, “I don’t know how I could keep on living” (not in reference to suicide). But the other character gestures to the window, as if to say he should jump out.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Sid
All the scenes inside Malkovich’s head
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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A puppet of a samurai performs seppuku. It’s non-dramatic and very quick.
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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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Paranoia
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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Are there abortions?
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aras773
Pregnant woman at the end of the movie (last +-15min), no birth.
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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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pathcat
kind of, someone makes a self-deprecating comment
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Sid
A male character is taken over by a female character who then wants a sex change
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Does the black guy die first?
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clownish
more then twice the f slur is used, the term "transsexual" is also used and the main character hints at being against the lgbtq idea (being trans and gay i found these scenes kinda unnecessary but ig it was comedy in the 90s)
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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neeknoo
Homophobic hate speech.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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neeknoo
Joke hinging on the word r****d
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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neeknoo
Incestous thoughts that are never acted upon.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Anonymous
I think it could be considered a “sad” ending for some characters, but it’s not traumatic for the viewer & didn’t leave me feeling sad
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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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Anonymous
The main character threatens to shoot his wife during the scene portraying domestic violence. She later on is waving around a gun and shooting, but no one in either scene is shot or killed
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