Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Movie • 2004 • Sci-Fi  

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Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
This movie contains 29 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
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25
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Anonymous
The dog itself doesn't appear in the movie. We only see a woman in the background, grieving for her late pet and holding its picture and toys.
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Unanswered Triggers
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does a woman get slapped?
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Is there screaming?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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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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17
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9
8
sagesaria
Patrick uses the personal items taken from Joel and Clementine's procedures to seduce Clementine with Joel's words and gifts. It's also revealed that Patrick stole a pair of Clementine's panties the night they did her procedure.
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Silod
Male and female lead verbally fight, but there is no dynamic of abuse/control.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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3
Is someone gaslighted?
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24
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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3
Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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4
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Anonymous
A boy is being forced by his peers to bludgeon a bird's corpse. The corpse can be seen before and after the action, but the bludgeoning is offscreened.
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Addiction
Yes
18
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5
Is there addiction?
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Yes
29
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Silod
Some depiction of drunkenness.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
78 supporters
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4
Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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25
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
Yes
31
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2
10
Anonymous
A boy is being forced by his peers to bludgeon a bird's corpse. The corpse can be seen before and after the action, but the bludgeoning is offscreened.
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
Yes
20
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sagesaria
A boy is forced to bludgeon a dead or wounded bird with a hammer. The action itself is offscreen, but before and after the incident are shown on camera and the sound of the hammer can be heard.
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Is there a dead animal?
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1
Is an animal sad?
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3
Are rabbits harmed?
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3
Does a cat die?
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26
Does a pet die?
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10
Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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3
Are there snakes?
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25
Are there sharks?
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3
Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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4
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2
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MingaLei
Voluntarily as part of the procedure
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Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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4
Is someone held under water?
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2
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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Is someone restrained?
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8
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Yes
4
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20
2
One character steals another character's underwear without her knowledge or consent while she's unconscious. It may not fit everyone's definition of assault but it's creepy and uncomfortable.
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Bodily Harm
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2
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16
1
Kylie85
Joel slits his throat.
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Are any hands damaged?
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3
Is there throat mutilation?
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3
Yes
15
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Bumblefluff
There is a game between 2 characters where they place a pillow over each other's faces and pretend to die.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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14
Is someone crushed to death?
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8
Is someone choked?
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3
Is someone burned alive?
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1
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20
Yes
3
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Mamobman93
People are seen half-covered in sand.
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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7
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4
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SiMcClure
People are erased from existence, and some appear with distorted facial features, as the memory of them are erased.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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9
Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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2
For the memory erasure, the person is given a pill that makes them unconscious.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Yes
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clownish
no but worth the mention during one point of the erasing jim carreys character (joel) shakes for a sec in a seize like way but you'd probably miss it if your not paying a attention, but for the people who do it might be scaring for a sec
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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9
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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18
Is someone tortured?
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1
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19
Does someone fall down stairs?
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6
Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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17
Is there excessive gore?
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1
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8
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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1
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18
Is a minor sexualized?
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9
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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4
Does a non-human character die?
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4
Does someone die?
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3
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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1
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6
Yes
0
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3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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1
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7
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
6 supporters
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1
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13
Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
19
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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25
No
1
1
Mamobman93
Only confirmed cheating is not by the primary characters (if that matters).
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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1
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10
Does a family member die?
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3
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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18
Is someone possessed?
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17
Are there ghosts?
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18
Are there clowns?
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17
0
llama_sammich
Yes, but it’s frozen.
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Are there razors?
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9 supporters
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1
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clownish
pretty sure it's just a lone ketchup packet but at one point he pretends to sl1t his throat w it as if it were him using a razor to commit s*
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Is there a shower scene?
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16
Are there mannequins?
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4
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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1
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7
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
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1
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23
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clownish
no but at the scene think it was 1:08 after it shows baby joel taking a bath and starts to drown, back at the procedure it shows him make some choking sounds which kinda bothered me just a little, just sounds like coughing and gagging for 2 seconds
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Is someone eaten?
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4
Is there on-screen pooping?
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4
Does someone spit?
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1
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18
Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
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Yes
1
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12
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
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8
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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3
Yes
0
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4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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5
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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0
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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1
No
16
Yes
28
No
1
1
feckhead
You do see a syringe filled with a liquid sedative but you don’t see the insertion
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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1
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14
Yes
1
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20
8
Silod
However, a clinic is depicted. Minimal medical equipment.
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Does someone have cancer?
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2
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18
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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3
No
6
Does someone self harm?
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49 supporters
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2
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16
Is autism misrepresented?
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0
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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1
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6
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
1
No
8
0
llama_sammich
This is a main theme in the movie.
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Is there misophonia?
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1
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6
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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0
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
10
No
9
9
LaurieBo
Clementine voices disgust at her own body and is very upset thinking she's ugly
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1
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8
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
12
No
3
Yes
5
No
11
1
Silod
Brief scene with male lead crawling through the dark between layers of blankets.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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1
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16
Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
3
MingaLei
There seems to be some confusion about that scene - Joel just pretends to slit his throat and smears ketchup or something across his throat to try and get his girlfriend’s attention. Not an actual suicide attempt
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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3
Does a baby cry?
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2
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6
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
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Yes
25
No
1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Are there flashing lights or images?
31 supporters
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Yes
3
No
11
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
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8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Is there childbirth?
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Yes
1
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15
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
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16
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes
1
No
12
Yes
1
No
17
1
Trying2Help
Every single character is white
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Yes
23
No
5
11
sagesaria
Clementine uses a homophobic slur during one argument.
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Yes
1
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13
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
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7
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
17
No
10
5
sagesaria
Clementine calls Joel a homophobic slur during a fight.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
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4
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Yes
1
No
10
Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
6
No
5
0
deltaultra
there's a large age gap between the actors, not the characters
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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3
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Sex
Is there sexual content?
37 supporters
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Yes
21
No
3
Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
2
No
7
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
6
No
3
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
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0
No
16
Sexism
1
clownish
might be wrong if 3 people said yes but not that i remember correct me if im wrong tho
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
3
No
5
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
1
No
17
Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
4
No
22
9
Anonymous
Widely debated, but it can be interpreted as a happy ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
30
No
2
4
Mamobman93
There are two (maybe three if you include inundation by sand) instances of car damage in the movie. None imply human injury or death in my mind.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Yes
1
No
17
1
Trying2Help
One character is rushing and nearly hit by a car. The driver stops just in time. Very brief scene
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
1
No
14
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
1
No
16
2
MingaLei
There seems to be some confusion about that scene - Joel just pretends to slit his throat and smears ketchup or something across his throat to try and get his girlfriend’s attention. It’s not blood.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
2
No
17
4
sagesaria
There is one scene where Joel as a baby is dropped into the sink where he is being bathed. He is depicted soaking wet and gasping for air in the next scene.
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Is there gun violence?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
14