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* EatDirtCheap: At perhaps her lowest point emotionally, Hunter, having fled her abusive spouse and in-laws, holes up in a motel and obsessively chows down on soil while watching tv.



* {{Housewife}}: What Richie and his parents are trying to mold Hunter into, complete with vaguely anachronistic fashion. Hunter very much tries to conform to this role, but finally has had enough when she can no-longer ignore there cruel and controlling treatment of her.

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* {{Housewife}}: What Richie and his parents are trying to mold Hunter into, complete with vaguely anachronistic fashion. Hunter very much tries to conform to this role, but finally has had enough when she can no-longer ignore there their cruel and controlling treatment of her.

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* CreepySouvenir: At one point, Hunter takes to collecting items that she has successfully swallowed and ''passed'', having recovered them from the toilet.


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* {{Housewife}}: What Richie and his parents are trying to mold Hunter into, complete with vaguely anachronistic fashion. Hunter very much tries to conform to this role, but finally has had enough when she can no-longer ignore there cruel and controlling treatment of her.
* HorrorHunger: Hunter develops the real-life disorder called Pica, which causes the compulsion to swallow non-food objects. It develops slowly starting with a relatively harmless glass marble, but becomes increasingly harmful as she graduates to sharp objects, like thumb tacks safety pins, and even a small screwdriver.


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* SecretSnackStash: A dark variety. Hunter sneaks a bag of metal objects after Richie and Luay hide anything easily accessible that she can swallow. She ends up hiding it under the wall-mounted toilet.

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* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Hunter worked retail and was a StarvingArtist before she married Richie, who provides for her.


* JerkassHasAPoint: As bad as they may be, Richie and his parents are not wrong to angry at Hunter's disorder due to the health of the baby.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: As bad as they may be, Richie and his parents are not entirely wrong to be angry at Hunter's disorder and take many of the precautions and treatments they did, due to it being a serious threat to the health of the baby.baby and Hunter's own life.


''Swallow'' is a 2019 psychological drama-thriller film starring Haley Bennett and Austin Stowell. It was the directorial debut of Carlo Mirabella-Davis, who also wrote the film.

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''Swallow'' is a 2019 psychological drama-thriller film starring Haley Bennett Creator/HaleyBennett and Austin Stowell. It was the directorial debut of Carlo Mirabella-Davis, who also wrote the film.

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* GildedCage: Pretty much sums of Hunter's marriage. While on the surface it appears to be the idyllic domestic life, it soon becomes clear that Richie and his parents are horribly controlling people who only provide for her if she fulfills their exact role for her.


* Jerkass: Richie is a horrible verbally abusive, uncaring husband.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Richie is a horrible verbally abusive, uncaring husband.


* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin, who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunter's biological father, tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as a god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way until receiving a severe beating in prison, which caused injuries severe enough to require a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that that experience made him realize what person he actually was and subsequently remorseful for what he had done. ]]

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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin, who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunter's biological father, tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as a god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way until receiving a severe beating in prison, which caused injuries severe enough to require a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that that experience made him realize what a terrible person he actually was and subsequently became remorseful for what he had done. ]]


As a defense mechanism-cum-escape, she develops an impulse to consume inedible objects. As the impulse grows more intense -- and the physical and relational ramifications more severe -- Hunter must confront the truth behind her obsession.

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As a defense defence mechanism-cum-escape, she develops an impulse to consume inedible objects. As the impulse compulsion grows more intense -- and the physical and relational ramifications more severe -- Hunter must confront the truth behind her obsession.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Hunter's husband Richie on the surface seems like a nice caring husband, however he is soon revealed to be a verbally abusive Jerkass who talks down to his wife any time he is mad at her. He is also not very loving and supportive to her which is a driving force that lead to Hunter's disorder.
** Richie's Parents don't fare much better then their son.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Hunter's mother was raped by one William Erwin; due to her family's religious views, her being unable to abort led to Hunter being born.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: While not perhaps the happiest ending per say, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path to her life then the life she had before.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:During one of her therapy sessions, Hunter reveals that she was a product of rape and her mother was barred from terminating the pregnancy due to her family's right-wing religious beliefs. In a significant break from her traditionalist life, she ends up aborting her own baby at the end of the film.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunters Biological father tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way till he was badly beaten in prison to the point he needed a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that made him realize exactly what person he really was and that he is remorseful for what he has done. ]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Hunter's husband Richie on the surface seems like a nice nice, caring husband, however husband; however, he is soon revealed to be a verbally abusive Jerkass who talks down to his wife any time he is whenever he's mad at her. He is also not very loving and supportive to her which is a driving force that lead leads to Hunter's disorder.
** Richie's Parents parents don't fare much better then than their son.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Hunter's mother was raped by one [[spoiler: William Erwin; Erwin raped Hunter's mother; due to her the family's religious views, her the mother being unable to abort led to Hunter being born.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: While not perhaps the happiest ending per say, se, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path to her life then than the life she had before.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:During one of her therapy sessions, Hunter reveals that she was a product of rape and her mother was barred from terminating the pregnancy due to her family's right-wing religious beliefs. In a significant break from her traditionalist life, she ends up aborting her own baby pregnancy at the end of the film.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin Erwin, who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunters Biological father Hunter's biological father, tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as a god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way till he was badly beaten until receiving a severe beating in prison prison, which caused injuries severe enough to the point he needed require a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that that experience made him realize exactly what person he really actually was and that he is subsequently remorseful for what he has had done. ]]



* JerkassHasAPoint: As bad as they may be, Richie and his parents are not wrong to angry at Hunters disorder due to the health of the baby.
* NiceGuy: Luay seems to be the only primary main character that is actually sympathetic to what Hunter is going through.[[spoiler: Luay even ends up helping Hunter escape from Richie and his family near the end.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: As bad as they may be, Richie and his parents are not wrong to angry at Hunters Hunter's disorder due to the health of the baby.
* NiceGuy: Luay seems to be the only primary main character that is actually truly sympathetic to what Hunter is going through.[[spoiler: Luay even ends up helping Hunter escape from Richie and his family near the end.]]


* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: While not perhaps the happiest ending per say, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path of her life then the life before she had.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: While not perhaps the happiest ending per say, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path of to her life then the life before she had.had before.]]


* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: while not perhaps the happiest ending per say, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path of her life then the life before she had.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: while While not perhaps the happiest ending per say, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path of her life then the life before she had.]]


*EarnYourHappyEnding [[spoiler: while not perhaps the happiest ending per say, Hunter finally breaks free from Richie and realizes she doesn't need him and she finds closure with her dad who tells he is not ashamed of her. By the final scene, Hunter is clearly on a better path of her life then the life before she had.]]



* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunters Biological father tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way till he was badly beaten in prison to the point he needed a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that made him realize exactly what person he really was.]]

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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunters Biological father tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way till he was badly beaten in prison to the point he needed a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that made him realize exactly what person he really was.was and that he is remorseful for what he has done. ]]

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*BitchInSheepsClothing: Hunter's husband Richie on the surface seems like a nice caring husband, however he is soon revealed to be a verbally abusive Jerkass who talks down to his wife any time he is mad at her. He is also not very loving and supportive to her which is a driving force that lead to Hunter's disorder.
** Richie's Parents don't fare much better then their son.


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*HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Erwin who raped Hunter's mother and is Hunters Biological father tells her at the climax that he thought of himself as god when he had committed the act. He said he felt that way till he was badly beaten in prison to the point he needed a colostomy bag. Erwin tells her that made him realize exactly what person he really was.]]
*Jerkass: Richie is a horrible verbally abusive, uncaring husband.
*JerkassHasAPoint: As bad as they may be, Richie and his parents are not wrong to angry at Hunters disorder due to the health of the baby.
*NiceGuy: Luay seems to be the only primary main character that is actually sympathetic to what Hunter is going through.[[spoiler: Luay even ends up helping Hunter escape from Richie and his family near the end.]]


* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:During one of her therapy sessions, Hunter reveals that she was a product of rape and -- due to her family's right-wing religious beliefs -- her mother was barred from terminating the pregnancy. In a significant break from her traditionalist life, she ends up aborting her own baby at the end of the film.]]

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* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Hunter's mother was raped by one William Erwin; due to her family's religious views, her being unable to abort led to Hunter being born.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:During one of her therapy sessions, Hunter reveals that she was a product of rape and -- her mother was barred from terminating the pregnancy due to her family's right-wing religious beliefs -- her mother was barred from terminating the pregnancy.beliefs. In a significant break from her traditionalist life, she ends up aborting her own baby at the end of the film.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Open Up]]
''Swallow'' is a 2019 psychological thriller film, starring Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell. It was the directional debut of Carlo Mirabella-Davis, who also wrote the film.

Have you ever gotten so bored that you put a marble in your mouth? What if you swallowed it? What if you liked that feeling? What if the only way you felt control over your life was to keep eating things you shouldn't eat, and it escalated? And, oh yes, what if you were '''pregnant''' during all of this? This is only the beginning disturbing events of this film.

'''Warning, this film is full of twists and turns. If you continue, there will be major spoilers.'''

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[[caption-width-right:350:Open Up]]\n
-->''[[{{Tagline}} Open up.]]''

''Swallow'' is a 2019 psychological thriller film, drama-thriller film starring Haley Bennett, Bennett and Austin Stowell. It was the directional directorial debut of Carlo Mirabella-Davis, who also wrote the film.

Have you ever gotten so bored
film.

Bennett plays Hunter, a young housewife from a working-class family who lives an idyllic, picturesque domestic existence with her lovely upper-class husband Richard (Stowell) -- [[GildedCage or at least it seems
that you put a marble in your mouth? What if you swallowed it? What if you liked that feeling? What if way looking in]].

In reality, Hunter is deeply unhappy; her marriage is loveless, and people hardly listen to her or even see her outside
the only way you felt control over your life was role of the subservient housewife she has fulfilled.

As a defense mechanism-cum-escape, she develops an impulse
to keep eating things you shouldn't eat, consume inedible objects. As the impulse grows more intense -- and it escalated? And, oh yes, what if you were '''pregnant''' during all of this? This is only the beginning disturbing events of this film.

'''Warning, this
physical and relational ramifications more severe -- Hunter must confront the truth behind her obsession.

The
film is full of twists premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival before receiving wider releases in France and turns. If you continue, there will be major spoilers.'''the USA throughout early 2020.



* HorrorHunger: The premise. Hunter suffers from the real life psychological condition Pica, which causes her to eat non-edible objects. She starts off with a marble, and things go downhill from there...

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* HorrorHunger: The premise. GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:During one of her therapy sessions, Hunter suffers reveals that she was a product of rape and -- due to her family's right-wing religious beliefs -- her mother was barred from terminating the real life psychological condition Pica, which causes her to eat non-edible objects. She starts off with pregnancy. In a marble, and things go downhill significant break from there...her traditionalist life, she ends up aborting her own baby at the end of the film.]]
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