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Posted by: spacecanada
« on: February 19, 2023, 10:14:20 PM »

Netflix film ‘Your Place or Mine’ - one of the supporting characters is a teen with lots of allergies.
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: July 30, 2021, 06:11:41 PM »

Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: July 30, 2021, 07:36:38 AM »

Who is their technical advisor? ~)
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: July 29, 2021, 10:20:38 PM »

Dear Chicago Med, EpiPens are administered to the outer thigh, not the upper arm. 🙄

Season 5 Episode 10
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: July 27, 2020, 10:24:10 AM »

There is no way to post this without posting spoilers so I will put the movie title in a spoiler, then the details within another spoiler. It is a 2019 comedy/horror.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Considering the type of movie, I would not have expected it to be educational, and that’s fine. It wasn’t played for comedy in a way that I found offensive or upsetting in any way. Admittedly, I find some scenes funny when others find them offensive though. Like Hitch and his sippy cup.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: March 25, 2019, 09:59:41 PM »

This one has bothered me for years... we watched 'Sleepless in Seattle' last week and one of the characters has many environmental and food allergies.  Fine, that doesn't bother me so much.  But, this character asks for his sandwich to be made with white bread because he's allergic to wheat.  Wait, what?!?   :dunce:
Posted by: Macabre
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:39:17 AM »

Oh, space, I didn’t think you needed to remove it—just to give folks warning that it was there so that they could stop reading if they wanted to. I read what happened and then saw the movie name. I don’t want to see it—just thought I’d aomeone were planning to see it they should be able to decide whether to read the spoiler or not.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:38:52 PM »

I edited my previous post and removed the spoiler. Sorry.
Posted by: Macabre
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »

Space, that movie is getting s lot of attention and what you mentioned has been talked around in reviews I’ve heard or seen.  In case someone is planning to see it, it might be good to mention the name of the film early in your post and note that it contains a spoiler—in case someone is planning to see it but wants to be surprised.

I’m not planning to see it, but this film is getting attention because one of the scariest things it deals with is dysfunctional family dynamics. The producer pitched it that way to studio executives.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:41:33 PM »

My neighbour just warned me of a horrifying allergy scene in a movie she watched at the cinema tonight.  She told me to never, ever see the movie - so I won't really know what happened (nor do I want to; scary movies aren't my thing to begin with.) The movie is called 'Hereditary'.  Just a heads up in case someone on here likes scary movies.

A quick Google search gives me this SnackSafely link about it (includes spoilers): https://snacksafely.com/2018/06/advisory-disturbing-food-allergy-scene-in-heredity/

Edited to remove a spoiler (sorry, Mac)
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:40:31 PM »


The movie received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes after it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Critics called it “pure emotional terrorism,” “a ballet of menace,” “this generation’s The Exorcist,” “an absolute nightmare” and “two breathless hours of escalating terror.” (Those, for the record, were positive reviews.)

We can clearly ascertain, in other words, that this is a very scary movie. One might say, not at all for children.

Nevertheless, the trailer was shown ahead of a screening of uber family-friendly Peter Rabbit recently in Perth, Australia, to a theatre packed with parents and “at least 40 children.”

I am not happy that 40 kids were scared at an “uber family-friendly” movie. But is it worse than all the kids with food allergies that were scared BY the “uber family-friendly” movie?
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: March 14, 2018, 02:46:30 PM »

Trying to distract myself today and I picked a movie that, of course, has food allergies in it. The movie is called Selfless, with Ryan Reynolds. The main character dies and his consciousness is placed in another body. His original self was allergic to peanuts and his new self buys and eats large quantities of peanut butter. The allergy is respected well enough, though the character jokes that he is already dying of cancer, he might as well order a PB&J when in a restaurant. They mention EpiPens and anaphylaxis when he is dying, as his death is staged to look like anaphylaxis. I found it kind of interesting, actually, how they integrated the allergy into the film without pointing too many fingers at it or blatantly making fun of it.  It was also nice that they featured a wealthy and prominent character with a food allergy, showing that it affects even the elite, not just the nerdy weak kid on the playground.

Anyway, my movie choice and timing were bad today, but thought I would share another instance of food allergies in a movie.
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: February 10, 2018, 07:24:14 AM »

I saw commercials for it and it looks awful.  I doubt Beatrix Potter would have approved.  :disappointed:

Edited to add:  I was able to read the link.  OMG it sounds even worse than it looked in commercials. 

First off, I will say that I am one of the minority who can actually laugh at FA's, as this is our family's coping mechanism to cope with everything.  We laugh, especially at ourselves.  That said, using humor to deal with FA's that is aimed at children is a totally different story.  No.  Just...  No.   

My kids would be aghast.  They loved all the Beatrix Potter books.  There was a lovely series of videos that adapted the books faithfully, and they were gentle and sweet, like the books.  My kids adored them.  I can't imagine why anyone would take their kids to this movie.  Ugh.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:20:22 PM »

The new Peter Rabbit movie is becoming a very hot topic in allergy groups, and not because it is good. Apparently the film includes a scene of one character deliberately trying to expose another character to their allergen, a reaction, and the character requiring epinephrine. I haven't seen the film or read a whole lot about the scene in detail, but this is one of many links circulating about it:


Some people are more accepting or outraged about it than others, kids included. Just a heads up to do some research of your own before bringing kids to see this film.
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:16:26 PM »

On Big Bang Theory they sometimes mention Howard being allergic to peanuts. Previously he intentionally ate something with peanut in it to cause an allergic reaction. I think it was to keep Sheldon(?) with him at the hospital. Would have been unbelievably out of character, but Penny bribed him to keep Sheldon out, and she would set him up with her "easy" friend.

This week (might have been a repeat...we've missed a lot) he ended up in the ER. There's a lot of commotion going on, and from the other room Howard asks if what he's eating has peanuts.

His reaction is similar to his previous one, but insinuates it got more serious. I thought it was actually handled well.