Edward Scissorhands

Movie • 1990 • Drama  

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A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
This movie contains 46 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
225 supporters
Yes
2
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GrimAristea
No but there is a scene where a woman kicks her Yorkie off-screen
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
Yes
5
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0
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cornixregina
Not abandoned no.
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Is an animal abandoned?
60 supporters
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5
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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7
Yes
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5
Is someone stalked?
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livelovegarfield
it’s kim’s boyfriend, not peg
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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3
Yes
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Yes
27
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4
Paci
Edward is tricked into participating on a home robbering (it's later revealed that he knew what he was doing, but he was still manipulated)
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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2
Is a child abused?
76 supporters
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RamenDestroyer
A child is injured and cut, although it is not abuse and is not on purpose.
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Addiction
Yes
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31
Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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1
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24
Yes
5
No
21
4
Paci
Near the end of the movie, the jock dude acts out on a drunken rage
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
79 supporters
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5
Does a horse die?
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30
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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Are animals abused?
126 supporters
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29
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8
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JohnCena
There is one short moment where a woman kicks her dog and you hear a yelp.
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Is there a dead animal?
71 supporters
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25
Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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4
Are rabbits harmed?
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5
Does a cat die?
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34
Does a pet die?
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7
Does a dragon die?
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30
Are there spiders?
32 supporters
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18
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15
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FrancisSinatra
Many things in the castle are covered in cobwebs, but there are no spiders themselves in the film
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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5
Are there snakes?
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30
Are there sharks?
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5
Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
11 supporters
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4
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1
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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2
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4
2
Edward is given "lemonade" that he discovers is actually alcohol but he's not abused while he's drunk
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Is there pedophilia?
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1
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4
Is someone held under water?
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0
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6
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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9
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1
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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5
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1
Yes
13
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5
bluerosephantom
Edward is handcuffed during one scene
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37
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3
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cassandrasaurus
Edward is clearly uncomfortable with an older woman’s advances, and does not have the social skills to read the situation and verbalize his discomfort before it gets inappropriate. Edward is straddled and caressed before abruptly standing up and walking out the door.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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2
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LunarChanel
Although there is a brief scene (see the "is there sexual assault?" question) in which an older woman makes sexual advances towards Edward and turns the story around to pin the blame on him, there are no jokes made about sexual assault on men as the one answer to this question implies.
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Sexual assault on screen
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Bodily Harm
Yes
49
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0
7
Anonymous
Very frequent cutting, sometimes of flesh
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Yes
6
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0
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ChanelBoyce
Prosthetic hands.
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Are there dislocations?
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3
Is there throat mutilation?
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3
Does someone struggle to breathe?
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1
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20
Is there decapitation?
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6
Is there cannibalism?
29 supporters
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25
Is someone crushed to death?
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7
Is someone choked?
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Yes
4
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0
Is someone burned alive?
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27
Is someone buried alive?
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23
Is there body horror?
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1
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6
Is there amputation?
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1
There's no limb stubs or limbs being cut off. The other commenter mentioned Edwards hand being removed but it was actually a prototype she grabbed from a rack
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Does a head get squashed?
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30
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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6
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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7
Are any teeth damaged?
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28
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chialovescats
During a scene Edward drinks alcohol and passes out
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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30
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bluerosephantom
A character makes a mention of Edward accidentally cutting someone's genitals.
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34
No
2
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Anonymous
The main characters hands are scissors. There is a scene where these scissors destroy human looking prosthetics
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Is someone tortured?
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28
Does someone fall down stairs?
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0
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9
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LunarChanel
SPOILER!


Jim is stabbed and pushed out a window near the end of the film in an act of self-defense after attacking Edward and Kim. The scene is very brief, with minimal blood. More shocking than scary.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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3
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2
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jdpamv
The villain is stabbed
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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7
Does a kid die?
32 supporters
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31
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5
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Anonymous
A character gets stabbed and falls out of a window.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Yes
4
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2
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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0
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4
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Yes
5
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2
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
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7
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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7
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0
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LunarChanel
Someone dies (partially) onscreen when they are stabbed and pushed out a window near the end of the film. However, the character who dies is an antagonist throughout the entire film, and dies as a result of self-defense. The scene is very brief and happens quickly with minimal blood.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Yes
13
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0
Yes
4
No
1
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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9
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
6 supporters
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0
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19
Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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38
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1
2
Paci
The character played by Vincet Price is already deceased from the begining of the film (the saddest part is that this was the last role he ever played)
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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0
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25
Yes
6
No
16
4
Anonymous
Some of Peg’s items are accidentally damaged by Edward
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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29
Is someone possessed?
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25
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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27
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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4
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25
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amandad
kims room has a clown looking toy on the bed it isnt too scary but it is a little weird looking lol
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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0
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4
Is trypophobic content shown?
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0
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4
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
9 supporters
Yes
2
No
5
2
Anonymous
No, but a lot of scissors, and similar wounds to razor wounds.
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Is there a shower scene?
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25
Yes
7
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0
2
When Joyce is showing Edward the salon theres mannequins in the background
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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14
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
Yes
50
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4
19
Anonymous
When asked if he wants lemonade, Edward vomits, but it's not shown and it's only for a second. After that, there is no vomiting.
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Is someone eaten?
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5
Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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0
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24
Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
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Yes
4
No
14
Is there farting?
5 supporters
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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10
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
Yes
5
No
13
3
Anonymous
Cops are shown to be ignorant and bad at their jobs.
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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0
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4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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0
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6
Are there transphobic slurs?
37 supporters
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0
No
6
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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0
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7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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0
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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28
Are needles/syringes used?
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26
Is there a mental institution scene?
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28
Is there a hospital scene?
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27
Is there menstruation?
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4
Does someone have cancer?
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27
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
1 supporters
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0
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9
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Yes
2
No
31
21
WartyGoblin
Edward frequently injures himself with his scissorhands, but it is not intentional.
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Is autism misrepresented?
25 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
20
No
3
12
Anonymous
Edward is coded as autistic and is occasionally violent but only when justified. Other people do not see it this way and view him as a violent mentally ill person
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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5
Yes
0
No
6
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone have a meltdown?
7 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
Yes
3
No
10
1
Anonymous
Some slurping sounds when characters drink
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Is there ABA therapy?
16 supporters
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0
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5
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
No
5
Yes
30
No
4
4
Anonymous
Edward experiences displeasure because he has scissors for hands
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0
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14
Are there anxiety attacks?
22 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Yes
28
No
0
4
Anonymous
Edward gets temporarily stuck in a small room. He gets out but he is shown desperately trying and failing to open the door beforehand
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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0
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25
Yes
27
No
8
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cassandrasaurus
Edward has many autistic traits. With that in mind, Edward is mistreated and ostracized quite often in the film. Characters mistreat him in much the same way autistic people are mistreated.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Yes
3
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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4
Does a baby cry?
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14
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
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23
Is there screaming?
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Yes
3
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Yes
4
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0
2
bluerosephantom
There are briefly lights from a police car
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
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23
Are there abortions?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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23
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does someone miscarry?
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Yes
0
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25
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
No
23
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
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23
Does the black guy die first?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Yes
0
No
24
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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16
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
41
No
3
11
vlixxord
Jim says the r slur when talking about Edward.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
8
Anonymous
A lot directed toward Edward for both physical and psychological disabilities, as well as autism
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Are there n-words?
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23
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Yes
7
No
4
4
mercy
sort of. johnny depp was 27 and winona ryder was 18 while filming this.
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Religious
Yes
2
No
3
0
RamenDestroyer
There is a religious lady who believes that Edward is a monster or demon or something along those lines.
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Yes
0
No
5
0
jdpamv
Sculpture of one
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Sex
Yes
38
No
0
8
Anonymous
A woman tries to assault Edward. There are also a lot of sexual jokes
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Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Sexism
Yes
0
No
10
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are there anti-abortion themes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
No
29
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
41
No
1
2
AlmightyKingPrawn
It is more like painfully bittersweet, but I'd be darned to meet someone who doesn't cry to it.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
31
No
1
6
JohnCena
Teenagers drink and drive and almost accidentally run over a child.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Yes
1
No
27
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Skytte
No, but there is a close call

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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
1
No
27
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
31
No
0
6
JohnCena
I wouldn’t say there is any gore, but there is lots of people getting cut and bleeding on accident and someone is (non-graphically) stabbed. Blood is minor.
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
0
No
28
Yes
26
No
0
2
bluerosephantom
A cop fires his gun (not at anyone)
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