Set to a musical montage with Hamish Cowan's With Or Without You, after attending John's funeral, Josie reads a letter where he reveals his desire to be free of everyone's expectations. (Coarse language).
In the opening scene to the film, Animal Kingdom, J sits with his mother's body as he waits for the paramedics to arrive and take her body away. He, then, must reach out to his estranged grandmother for help. In this brief opening, we see how grief can stun someone into silence, struggling to process what has happened.
Baz leaves for a trip to the supermarket in a good mood, ready to talk to his best friend about leaving the family business; doesn't want to be a criminal anymore. Unfortunately, things end tragically for him in a scene that sets up the tension and drama in the film, Animal Kingdom. (Coarse language.)
Thomas chases after his autistic brother Charlie when the boy runs out of the family home in his underwear, around the neighbourhood, and into schoolmate Jackie's bathroom while she's in the shower. (Coarse language.)
O'Brian uses electroshock torture to reprogram Winston's brain. Winston is allowed to ask a few final questions, but O'Brien reminds him he has not asked any questions about Room 101. After Winston's reprogramming, O'Brien describes the reality of power and the principles of the Party's authority. Winston resists, citing Goldstein's book, but learns the Party wrote it. Still, Winston endures, and O'Brien makes an example out of Winston's belief in human nature.
Miss Appleyard asks if Sarah has memorised the assigned poetry, Sarah remarks she has not because the poem makes no sense, suggesting she recite a poem she wrote to St Valentine. Realising the poem is about love, Miss Appleyard reprimands Sarah and insists she recites the assigned literature. Sarah declares she cannot learn it, refusing to answer why. Miss Appleyard leaves her to study, and Sarah thinks of Bertie and Miranda. The scene suggests the repression of nuanced sexual identity in Victor
Lines from Edgar Allen Poe's 1849 poem A Dream Within a Dream, “what we see and what we seem are but a dream; a dream within a dream” is whispered by the narrator. The introduction of Allen Poe, famous for his mysterious and often macabre stories, situates the enigmatic, dream-like qualities that punctuate the film and suggests the incompatibility of Victorian ideals and the Australian landscape.
John Keating reveals a very different teaching style in the boys' first English class for the semester, where he encourages his students to "seize the day". This clip captures a memorable scene from the movie that could be used as a conversation starter about pursuing life’s opportunities.
The next day Robyn arrives at the Warakurna community. Rick takes photos of Robyn and the community, for which she scolds him. That afternoon, Robyn is invited to share in a traditional dance with the other women. During the night Rick sneaks out to photograph a ceremony, Robyn again reprimands him for his lack of respect for Indigenous customs. The next day, Robyn resists the idea of a detour and searches for an elder to guide her through a sacred part of the Gibson Desert, Western Australia.
April 9th, 1977, Robyn prepares to leave, saying goodbye to her family and friends. Not far into the journey, Rick Smolan appears to photograph Robyn, much to her annoyance. After 29 days, Robyn arrives in Uluru (previously Ayers Rock). At Ayers Rock, Robyn experiences the hypocrisy of tourism and the Australian government's handling of Sacred Sites first hand.
Mr Eddy talks to Rick, who relays to Robyn that Eddy suggests she walk with an elder. Robyn resists, but Rick is worried and compromises with her stubbornness. Mr Eddy gives Robyn a parting gift before she sets out again. Robyn's fragile relationship the to animals and the landscape is highlighted when she loses her compass and becomes lost after searching for it. Robyn relies on Diggity's instinct to find their way back.
Conflicted by her action killing three wild bulls, Robyn finds a depleted riverbank. Before long, four Indigenous men arrive, and they share a meal, discussing Robyn's journey. As Robyn prepares to set out along the road, one of the elders tells her she needs a guide to help her navigate through the sacred country. Respected elder Mr Eddy generously offers to guide her.
Addison DeWitt, the narrator, and New York theatre critic is the gatekeeper of stardom. Initially, DeWitt characterises each actor in the film, talking about class, education and access, as well as the reality of star status. A woman called Eve, whose youth is constantly referenced, is presented with the award, and DeWitt offers another foreboding insight, "You all know all about Eve, what can there be to know that you don't know?"
Victor argues with his professor. After class, the shadowy figure, Professor Waldman, accosts Victor, demanding he explains himself. After Victor speaks of a future without death, Waldman introduces him to astounding new Chinese techniques and experiments. Victor proves himself a worthy partner. Back home, Elizabeth writes to Victor, beckoning a response, but Victor is becoming dangerously obsessed with life and death. Later, the doctors attempt to vaccinate the town against cholera. Unfamiliar
Victor's desire for eternal life is driven by the insatiable trauma of loss, blinding him from reason. Henry Clerval is resistant to Victor's wild theories and warns him of the dangers his actions will create. Back home, Elizabeth struggles with Victor's absence in letter and person. In Ingolstadt, Victor begins sourcing "raw materials" to rebuild new life. Discovering the correct combination of elements while experimenting on a frog, his impatience causes him to miss a foreboding consequence.
At home, Winston thinks about the consequences of thought crimes. In the background, a videotaped confession plays on the home telescreen. Winston removes a brick from the wall and retrieves a book. Within the pages, Winston begins writing a letter to the future, to a future without thought crimes or thought police. That night Winston dreams of the equally dreary world in which he grew up. In the morning he wakes to the omnipresent Big Brother watching from the telescreen.
Julia and Winston watch the old woman singing in the courtyard below until Big Brother's voice commands them from behind the picture of the old museum. They soon learn the kindly shopkeeper was a member of the Thought Police. Winston and Julia are arrested and sent to the Ministry of Love for rehabilitation. Parsons, who is convicted of thought crimes by his daughter, joins Winston in the cell. O'Brien, who Winston believed was also a thought criminal, arrives and punishes Winston for his action
Sally and Conrad return a purple tornado to a crate, hoping it would restore the damaged house, but the building falls apart. The children are upset when Cat takes credit for containing the twister. Conrad tells Cat there has to be limits to their fun. The two kids tell Cat it's time to get out of their house. Looking around, Conrad decides to take the blame for the damage, but Sally stands by his side telling him to share the burden. Learning their lesson, Cat returns to fix the house.
Bronson surprises Eddie as he contemplates the 90-metre slope. Eddie is surprised and Bronson tells him an old friend helped him see things differently. Eddie asks what happen Bronson's "other jacket", alluding to Bronson's alcoholism. Bronson tells Eddie that without the alcohol he was never brave enough to jump the 90-metre, but that Eddie has more heart, bravery and spirit than any of the other Olympians.
"Kissin' Kate" tell Charles "Trout" Walker neither he nor his family will ever find the treasure. At camp, Hector and Stanley find the buried treasure. Warden Walker attempts to take it from them, but Hector reads Stanley's name written across the case. Back at camp, Stanley refuses to leave without Hector and the Camp Green Lake staff are arrested. The palindrome of family histories interlock and the curse on the town is finally broken.
Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.
Diego suggests a shortcut. Locked in a cave, they pass fossils from the Palaeocene, Miocene and some of the earliest organisms, even some objects from science fiction. When Roshan slips down a tunnel, they are forced to follow. The scene resembles contemporary human activities, such as luging and theme parks. After they recover the child, Manny, Sid and Diego discover a cave full of paintings and learn a little more about how Manny lost his family to human hunters.
As all the animals migrate south to avoid the colder weather, Manny the lonely Mammoth heads against the current. Sid the giant sloth, who slept through the start of the great migration, gets himself in trouble with two shovel-nosed rhinos. In an attempt to escape the angry rhinos, Sid hides behind Manny, who becomes his unlikely hero. Meanwhile, a family of Neanderthals celebrate a new child as a pack of Sabre-toothed tigers watch on, plotting their revenge.
Manny, Sid, Diego and baby Roshan set up camp for the night. Two members of Diego's pack visit him while the others sleep, sending a threat from their leader, Soto. Sid uses the baby to impress two female sloths but gets himself into the usual trouble. The four set out towards Glacier Pass, taking on different familial roles and finding humour in friendship.
Hiccup is more brains than brawn, a smart, funny and savvy kid desperately looking to prove himself to his father, Stoick the Vast. While the villagers, who tower over Hiccup in height and girth, battle the dragons destroying their crops, Hiccup is relegated to the blacksmithing workshop. Once alone, Hiccup takes his newly invented weapon outside and attempts to take down the most feared dragon of them all, a night fury. Things don't entirely go to plan, and his father admonishes him publicly.
Astrid reminds Hiccup that his "differences" have led to his greatest achievements, reminding him to be brave and trust himself. The young recruits join forces to help Hiccup to rescue Toothless. At the nest, Stoick the Vast realises he's been a fool. Together, Astrid, Snotlout, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, Fishlegs, Toothless and the other dragons work together to save everyone from a colossal red death dragon.
Alison suggests Erica has an original idea for a play. Erica gets to work writing a script inspired by the world around her. After realising she has stage fright, Erica is forced to cast Alison as her stand-in character. Barry defends Erica to the others. That night, Erica sits outside wearing Alison's kimono and is shocked by a kiss from Barry, unclear whether he knew who it was.
Charlie becomes over-stimulated at the supermarket when Simon has to put a few items back. Exhausted, Thomas and Simon escalate the situation. On the way home, Thomas asks his father about some of his insecurities and feelings of inequity regarding Charlie. The three boys, Simon, Thomas and Charlie, visit Maddie in the hospital and, again, Thomas sees people staring at his brother. During swim class the next day, Thomas and Jackie share a secret kiss.
Jessie goes to the museum with his music teacher and discovers paintings and artistic contraptions he's never seen. When he gets home, his family is in a panic about his whereabouts and inform him that Leslie drowned in the river earlier that day. Jessie is in disbelief and his family attempt to support him. In class, Jessie stands up to a bully and finds Leslie meant a lot to others around her too.
Hector "Zero" gets sick during their climb up God's Thumb's mountain. Stanley carries him to the peak, unwittingly breaking his family curse. Hector and Stanley find an oasis full of sweet onions and fresh water. Hector tells Stanley about the shoes that fell from the sky, Stanley thinks it's fate. Back at camp, Stanley's attorney ruffles some feathers. Stanley and Hector decide to dig one last hole.
Bob returns the money Joe gave him to lose a race, asking for chocolate instead. Shop owner, Raj, almost exposes Joe. Joe is happy for his new friend but burdened by his lie. Bob and Joe try to evade the Grubb bullies, but Joe is caught, deciding to cut a deal. In class, Joe realises he's left his homework at home, and Mrs Sharp threatens litter duty. Len decides to deliver the homework personally. Joe realises he doesn't want special treatment.
Romeo and Juliet are wed in secret, as Mercutio and the Montagues pass idle time on Verona Beach. When vengeful Tybalt appears in search of Romeo, Mercutio taunts his request for occasion. Romeo arrives, and Tybalt challenges him to a duel, but Romeo refuses. Unwilling to hear reason Tybalt assaults Romeo. Mercutio springs to Romeo's defence but shows mercy at his request. Tybalt mercilessly cuts Mercutio with a shard of glass. Romeo is enraged, chasing Tybalt to avenge Mercutio's death.
Learning of Juliet's apparent death, Balthasar rushes to Romeo, who has failed to open the letter nor learn of Juliet's true fate. Balthasar relays to Romeo the ill news. Heart-broken and impetuous, Romeo decides to return to Verona city and lay with Juliet, seeking a poison to dispatch him also.