Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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What is the actual meaning of the film “The Lobster”?

The Lobster is a film with hidden meaning, which seems to be a satire commenting on the structure of relationships in society. In the film, single people are sent to a special hotel, where they have ...
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Who did Chigurh kill in the desert?

Who did Anton Chigurh kill at the drug scene massacre in the desert in No Country for Old Men? Two guys were shot well after the drug deal with “glitches” as was said.
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How does Colonel Dugan have the police and school on his side?

In The Next Karate Kid, how does Colonel Dugan (Michael Ironside) have the police and school on his side?
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What exactly did Margaret lie about?

In Suburbicon (2017), insurance police officer Bud Cooper claims Margaret lies to him. Cooper: You said "we". "We lost our savings when Gardner tried to start his own business". "We lost our", not "...
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Why doesn't Cecilia think the police will be suspicious?

At the end of The Invisible Man (2020), The movie implies she'll get away with it because there is supposedly incontrovertible evidence that he did it to himself. But by this point, don't the ...
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Shouldn't Zipper still be a werewolf (dog)?

In the movie Cursed, they explain how: if you get bitten by a werewolf, you'll turn into one and to become human again, you'll have to kill that werewolf who bit you. Jimmy got bitten by Jake so ...
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Why did Nia transfer and absorb Conner's mother's powers in the scene at the hospital?

In the movie, Code 8, Connor's mother was hospitalized after fainting at home. The doctor explained to Connor that a brain tumor is causing her to lose control of her powers, which is the ability to ...
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Why the heavy Indonesian references?

In the film The Platform, you see a lot of these words and names: Goreng Trimagasi Imogiri These are Indonesian words. Why this connection?
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How did Agent C realize who the traitor was?

In Men in Black: International, after Chris Hemsworth retrieves the weapon, he talks with Agent C at the after-party. Agent C: I don't know how you do it, but you just keep on doing it. Agent ...
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Why did Jose give Cole the gun?

At the airport Cole meets Jose who gives him a gun and instructs him to kill Dr. Peters. Now the question is - why? They make it clear in the film that the past cannot be altered and that is why he ...
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April cheating on Frank in Revolutionary Road

On the night out to tell the Givings about their decision not to leave for France in Revolutionary Road, April has sex with Shep in the car. In the scene after that, Frank confesses about his ...
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Why is Yennefer considered a good student?

In The Witcher series of Netflix it is seen that Yennefer is sent to Aretuza to learn magic. She never performs exceptionally in any of the trials. She is neither able to float the stone, nor catch ...
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Why did Randall say that Arthur/Joker tried to buy a gun from him?

In the new Joker movie there are a lot of things that are explained (or can be explained as mental illness) but why Randal did say that Arthur tried to buy a gun from him? It is in the scene where ...
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Why did this character simply die in Deadgirl (2008)?

In the film Deadgirl (2008), after jock boyfriend Johnny is bitten in his privates by the dead girl, he gets sick for a few days and later dies by excreting his own intestines. After this happens, JT ...
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Why did Jake apologize in this scene?

In Playing with Fire (2019) there's the following conversation: Bill: I was working a Class F in southern Idaho, and someone forwards me a video of one of my smokejumpers being pulled into a Huey. ...
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Why did the clerk say, “dark suit is not the same as black tie”?

In Dark Waters (2019), the clerk leaves an envelope for Rob and says: Your tickets to the Chemical Alliance dinner. And no, dark suit is not the same as black tie. What does he mean with that?
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How does Arno stop/steal Howard's first bet winning?

In the movie Uncut Gems, Howard pawns Kevin Garnett's NBA championship ring and uses that money to bet on Kevin Garnett upcoming match. Howard ends up winning that bet but when confronted by his debt ...
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Why did Gambol have such an issue with the Joker?

Around the beginning of The Dark Knight when the Joker confronts the mafia during their meeting, as soon as the Joker walks into the room Gambol shows hostility towards the Joker, however, all the ...
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What boxes is Watson Bryant referring to?

In Richard Jewell (2019), Richard Jewell's attorney Watson Bryant tells journalist Kathy Scruggs: WATSON BRYANT: We welcome the FBI. We're glad they are here. KATHY SCRUGGS: No you don't. ...
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How is this movie so close to current epidemic due to COVID-19? [closed]

I recently watched a movie Contagion (2011) starring some very high rated actors like Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law etc. It seems to have precisely predicted ...
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If Rachel helped Samara, then why is Samara still killing people?

In the movie "The Ring" (2002), why does Aidan say that Rachel wasn't supposed to help Samara? And if Rachel had helped Samara, then why is she still killing people? And why does making a copy of the ...
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How were the police manipulated in The Invisible Man?

In The Invisible Man (2020), Cecilia is getting notified that Adrian committed suicide. Later we find out that Adrian is alive, although he was considered dead. How did he manipulate the police?
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Do we know for sure that The Hunt had never happened before?

The controversially delayed 2020 movie The Hunt depicts an event where a bunch of rich liberals appear to kidnap a bunch of "deplorables" (with alt-right views expressed on social media) and then hunt ...
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Does the airlock code have any special meaning?

In episode 8 of Avenue 5, the airlock code is exposed: 5335. Does it have any special meaning? I didn't find any reference in the show or even Google search, but the number doesn't appear to be ...
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Why did Mycroft involve Sherlock in S02E01 when he already knew what was happening?

In Sherlock S02E01, why did Mycroft involve Sherlock when he already knew about the flight bombing? I don't understand what investigation was meant to be done by Sherlock since he already knew about ...
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Chihiro's name turning to Sen

I don't understand the Japanese language or kanji, and this might be related to that. As Chihiro gives her name to Yubaba, she writes 4 symbols in a piece of paper. 3 then fly away and she reads ...
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Who or what caused the apocalyptic events in How it Ends?

SPOILERS AHEAD: In the Netflix movie How it Ends, we witness and hear eyewitness accounts of a variety of apocalyptic events: no internet or phone power goes out across the country frequent ...
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To whom does Mickey think he could ask questions?

In the 2019 movie Judy, Judy has to do more concert shows to get custody of her children but she didn't like doing any more shows: Mickey: I don't think it's anybody's fault. I think maybe I could ...
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How did Rudy know where to leave the body parts when Dexter was on his date with Rita?

In the first episode of the first season, 25 minute in, Dexter leaves Rita during their date to see what is going on with a crime scene. The police are at the location where the remains of another ...
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What does “Secondaries off” mean, when hollered by an Australian Navy Lieutenant?

In the Australian TV drama Sea Patrol, sometimes when the crew are riding in the RHIB to board a ship, LEUT and XO Kate McGregor (portrayed by Lisa McCune) bellows Secondaries off. What does this ...
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Why couldn't Cobb show the totem to Mal? [duplicate]

In Inception, why didn't Cobb just spin the totem in the real world to show Mal that she is finally back to reality so she wouldn't have killed herself?
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What exactly happened during the finale of Midnight Special?

During the finale of the movie Midnight Special (2016) there appear: But what are they? Should we interpret them as or maybe something else?
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What was on Debbie's list?

In the Ocean's 8 movie, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has a list of 15 items. The piece of paper is shown a couple of times in the movie. Once, when Debbie and Lou (Cate Blanchett) are sitting in ...
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Why does Peter Pan age in Hook?

In the movie Hook (1991), when Peter finally starts to remember his past, it shows him "running away" from home as a baby younger than a toddler. Unable to walk, talk, etc. Tinkerbell finds Peter in ...
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Why is it always night in the other world?

So I have been doing some studying of the movie Coraline. Something that I can't figure out is why it is always night in the other world. There are multiple times this is shown. After other Wybie ...
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Who really owns the pocket watch, Richard or Elise?

Who really owns the pocket watch in the movie Somewhere in Time? In the beginning of the movie the old Elise (Jane Seymour) gives the pocket watch to Richard (Christopher Reeve) asking him to come ...
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How does Arthur manage to fire eight bullets?

In the movie Joker, when killing three white collars in a subway, Arthur fires eight rounds out of his 38 revolver that holds five or six bullets without reloading. I doubt it is a mistake, why does ...
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Why didn't Tobey tell the police that Juila could confirm Dino was with them before the illegal race?

During the interrogation in Need for Speed, the police state that Dino has two witnesses to verify he wasn't at the race (the one where Pete died), he was someplace else, but Julia and the buyer saw ...
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What does the dream scene signify in The Revenant?

In the dream that Hugh Glass has in The Revenant it is shown that some men came and burnt all of the village. Glass killed one of the officers. Glass' wife was also killed. At some point a church is ...
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What planets are these witnessing the fall of Imperial Destroyers?

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, the First and Final Orders are destroyed, and 3 planets are shown witnessing the destruction of Imperial Destroyers. The 2nd planet is the forest moon of Endor, ...
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Why does the survivalist lie down outside after getting wounded?

In the Survivalist movie, the main protagonist gets shot in the abdomen. Then after the bullet is removed and his wound is cauterised, he goes outside and lies down on the ground and lifts up some ...
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Why does Matthew think that no one else realizing Steven’s two drinks was lucky?

In The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Matthew tells Anna about how he anesthetized Steven: Matthew: You know an anesthesiologist is never to blame for the bad outcome of an operation. The ...
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Why did Sung-shik shoot 8 times?

Near the end of Joint Security Area, Sung-shik first shoots the 3rd North Korean soldier (Choi) because he is reaching for his radio. Sung-shik then shoots Woo-jin (it is later revealed that the ...
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What is the relevance of the scene with Kim at the hospital?

In the film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, there is a scene where Kim is on the phone with Martin. Suddenly she is able to walk and goes to the window to look for him. She can't find him. After that ...
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Why would Kim Murphy be scared that her parents bought a piano for Bob?

In The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Bob Murphy says to his sister, Kim Murphy about a piano: Bob Murphy: They bought me a piano. Mom told me it'd be here next month. They didn't tell you so ...
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What happens to Clifford in Ad Astra?

In the end of Ad Astra, Clifford asks Roy to unhook him. Roy reluctantly obeys. But in the next shot, they show Roy staring at a bright near Neptune’s rings. Was it his own ship, or is there a ...
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Why was Burgess not arrested 10 years ago before killing the last victim?

As said, 10 years before the current events in Luther S01E03, Burgess (the killer) has been spotted by the police thanks to an anonymous tip and an undercover cop was sent to him. It's not explained ...
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Why aren't the rest of the Kim family said to stink?

In Parasite, Park Dong-ik, the father of the Park family, only makes remarks about a foul smell when Kim Ki-Taek and Geun-Sae are near him. I believe Geun-Sae smells because he has been living ...
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What does Madam Blanc look at?

This question is regarding Suspiria 2018. At about 2hrs into the film, Suzy is sitting with the rest of the girls at the restaurant, she & Blanc staring at each other. Blanc's gaze slightly ...
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Why does the bird explode when Princess Fiona sings a high note?

I've never quite understood the scene in Shrek where Princess Fiona explodes a bird with her voice. Do birds inhale while singing? Did her high note hit the resonant frequency of the bird? Is there ...

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