Good Will Hunting

Movie • 1997 • Drama  

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Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.
This movie contains 20 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there ABA therapy?
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Is religion discussed?
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Is there screaming?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Abandonment
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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TobyF
It is discussed but doesn't actually happen in the film.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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slippydippydoo
Not explicitly shown/said but it is implied that it was an options and might've happened
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Is a child abused?
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BearLizz
Not shown on screen very much, but is a major plot point and is discussed at great length
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Addiction
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Anonymous
characters smoke often and drink but no illegal drugs are used
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Is there addiction?
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calz
the main characters go to bars periodically and another character mentions their alcoholic father.
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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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Dog racing is abuse
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animallover908
there is grey hound racing, this is very unsettling and very triggering to many like myself

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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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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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Anonymous
the bully gets beaten up instead
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ycats333
cops hold some people fighting down to arrest them
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elliottcoka
There's discussion of SA which turns out to be a fake story. It's also treated as a joke.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Anonymous
Knuckles injured when character punches a wall
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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MilesGwenStacyMorales
There is a scene where the main character is gripped by the shirt as a threat for a few seconds and then was let go of. He wasn’t losing oxygen but it could be triggering.
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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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Anonymous
main character is pushed against a wall and held at his neck
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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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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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ycats333
several men repetitively punched in the face during a fight scene. don't really see anything but it could be triggering
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ycats333
the one guy in a fight got punched so much it looks like he blacks out. not shown long
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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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Does someone fall down stairs?
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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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slippydippydoo
Mentions of someone getting stabbed by their foster father
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Is there excessive gore?
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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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MilesGwenStacyMorales
The therapist talks about his wife that had died from Cancer
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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MilesGwenStacyMorales
Used twice in a conversation describing a group of teens the main character hangs out with
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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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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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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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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Does someone vomit?
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flowersers12
The movie is safe!
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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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Is there farting?
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Anonymous
A whole segment discussing farts, though. It makes sense in context.
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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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Not copaganda but the judge tells the main character that for assaulting an officer (accidentally in the middle of a brawl) he will have to serve jail time
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ycats333
brief scene in a holding cell
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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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honkycat
the therapist’s wife is said to have died of cancer
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Mental Health
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fairygodmother
the main character pretty clearly suffers from C-PTSD from his childhood.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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2
Main character has a lot of trauma and in one scene becomes distressed, punches the wall out of anger and his partner is frightened
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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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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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Anonymous
r slur used but nothing else similar
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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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Anonymous
people swear throughout the film and theres sexual references
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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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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Are there babies or unborn children?
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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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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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8
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intothevcr
Not exactly “man in a dress” but a transphobic joke is made from one cis man to another about a “sex change surgery.”
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
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animallover908
the r-slur is used very frequently

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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
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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4
Yes
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Anonymous
you see that a character is shirtless after sleeping with someone but it never goes further than that
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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?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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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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slippydippydoo
Mentions of someone having cancer
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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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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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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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Yes
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calz
not a lot, there's a fight scene in the beginning so you see cuts and bruises on their faces.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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