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Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!
This movie contains 36 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is religion discussed?
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Is there farting?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Does a woman get slapped?
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Is there incarceration?
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Abandonment
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mothyman
a parent does try to run from the law without their child, but it's unsuccessful and there's no emphasis on the child at all
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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KristenC
Not physically but Jerry is just fine with making his son suffer by orchestrating his mother's kidnapping
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Is someone stalked?
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takver
A man has his wife kidnapped by violent thugs.
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KristenC
Not really, but the kidnapping scene isn't fun to watch, and later the kidnappers laugh at her struggling to run with a bag over her head. Could be triggering.
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Cassiman
Jerry is mistreated by his father and law and retaliates by organizing his wife’s kidnapping and ransom
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asssushi
I think people are saying yes because there is a lot of lying in general in the film, but there's no actual gaslighting, in the traditional sense
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KristenC
A man chokes another man with a belt and then whips him with it
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Is a child abused?
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frogteeth
A character threatens to kill another character's family, including his child, over the phone
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Addiction
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Cigarettes
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Is there addiction?
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Tobacco
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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)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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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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oskr1
A beetle is shown on a TV
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Assault
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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Chel
A women is bound and wrapped in a sheet in a kidnapping.
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mothyman
i never saw any implication that the villains did this to the victim at all. so either it's not actually there or it's very very subtle
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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KristenC
A woman bites a man's hand that is covering her mouth
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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McKenzieWilkes
About an hour into the film someone is attacked in a hotel room and their belt is taken off of them and they are momentarily choked with it.
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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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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Cassiman
A dead body is put in a wood chipper, but I wouldn’t call it body horror in the sense of horrific transformation or mutilation of living body
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Is there amputation?
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ChrisCampbell
Someone is put through a wood chipper, in the end, all you see is a field of blood and a foot sticking out.
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ChrisCampbell
Someone gets shot in the top of the head.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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coldbutburning
someone is strangled with a belt and temporarily asphyxiate
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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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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Chel
Jean falls down the stairs early in the movie as she runs away from the kidnappers while she is wrapped in a shower curtain.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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mothyman
a fair amount of blood but no gore. yes someone is put through a wood chipper but you just see a splatter of bloodstain on the snow. and blood from gunshots but no gaping wounds. so it's all implicit
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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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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frogteeth
Kidnapping is a main part of the movie and there are many scenes involving the kidnapping
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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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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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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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KristenC
A lake is mentioned but not shown
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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mothyman
i can't remember a shower scene. there is a scene with a shower but it's a woman hiding in it while it's off. nobody is naked or anything
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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asssushi
Marge thinks she is about to vomit and prepares to, but the feeling passes
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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mothyman
nothing beyond bloodsplatters. and you only hear the sound of the woodchipper during that part
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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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asssushi
Depends on your definition of copaganda. The Coen brothers are not trying to push a pro-cop message- that's not the point of the film, so I would argue it's technically not propagana.
However, all the cops in the film are kind, honest people.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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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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Is there menstruation?
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asssushi
*MINOR SPOILER* a character talks about his spouse dying of cancer, it is later found out he was lying- no one has cancer
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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KristenC
A character is described as having "psychiatric problems". He lies about his wife dying to manipulate a woman he's interested in.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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eastcraven
lots of chewing scenes, but they are brief
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Cassiman
A car is flipped and a victim is trapped inside and murdered by a gunman
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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coldbutburning
swearing
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eastcraven
cop car lights
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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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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Chel
Marge is pregnant throughout the movie.
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Does someone miscarry?
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moviefanlover
the main character is pregnant, she doesn't die but there are scenes where she's in peril that could potentially be disturbing to some people
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Chel
An indigenous character is told to "smoke a peace pipe" after he gets angry.
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mothyman
almost exclusively white film. the two minor characters of color aren't portrayed in a positive light, but there's plenty of other white characters with a similar treatment
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Anonymous
Stuff like "Is he deaf or something?" "What are you, blind?"
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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takver
Scene where two men have sex with prostitutes. Fairly explicit.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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coldbutburning
you don’t see much but two men are having sex with prostitutes, then there’s another scene later.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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asssushi
The crash happens off-screen but we see the aftermath
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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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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moviefanlover
multiple characters die, nothing too graphic is shown but you do see the bodies often with blood around them. one famous scene where a dead body is fed into a wood chipper. all you see is a leg sticking out one end and and a big pool of blood by the other end.
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Does someone drown?
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Hannah5
Lots of gun violence
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