Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

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Why is Emma doing this in Little Fish?

In the movie Little Fish .. why is Emma counting down days for the dogs and injecting them with a lethal injection?
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Why didn't Jack Sparrow make a duplicate of the key?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) revolves around finding the chest which contains Davy Jones' heart. Central to the story is finding the key which unlocks the chest. Jack seem to have ...
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In the movie Little Fish are there any moments like these?

In the movie Little Fish ... we're shown in the final scene that both Emma and Jude have lost their memories of each other. They meet now once again for the first time. Are there any scenes in the ...
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Why did Arthur Goldman impersonate Colonel Dorff?

The 1975 film The Man in the Glass Booth tells the fictional story of Jewish holocaust survivor Arthur Goldman. Thirty years after the war, Goldman impersonates an unrepentant concentration camp ...
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What law enforcement was there in the Neutral Zone cities

In the first series we were introduced to Canon City, and the apparently small town had no visible law, given that the bounty hunter The Marshall was able to string up his kill until the birds pick ...
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Why did Michèle damage Richard's car?

Fairly early in the movie (around 18:00), Michèle (main character) drives her car to the restaurant where she's meeting others for dinner. She deliberately and repeatedly rams the back of her car into ...
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Why did the McDonalds agree to a handshake deal in The Founder?

When Ray Kroc attempts to buy McDonald's from Dick and Mac, one of the brothers' demands is "1% if the company's profits in perpetuity". However, when negotiating, Ray Kroc refuses to put ...
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Why does Frankie Pentangeli immediately change his story when he sees his brother?

In The Godfather 2 Frankie Pentangeli is before a committee ready give evidence against Michael Corleone. His brother enters the room and Frankie to immediately changes his story. Was it just out of ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Why was Saito old in Limbo?

The only thing that I'm missing in Inception is why was Saito old in the opening and closing scenes of this great movie? Both Cobb and Saito land in Limbo in (presumably) the same moment and Cobb ...
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Why curse them to stay near river when it would lead them to the Tears of the Moon?

In Jungle Cruise (2021), Aguirre is cursed by the tribal chief for the massacre. He is never to lose sight of the river otherwise the jungle would take them back. Aguirre burns down whole village ...
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Did the tribal chief curse literally or figuratively?

In Jungle Cruise (2021), Aguirre is cursed by thr tribal chief for the massacre. He is never to lose sight of the river otherwise the jungle would take them back. Does this mean that the Jungle ...
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Is there a known reason why the Darksaber was kept in the Jedi Temple?

The TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduced a new (but ancient) lightsaber known as Darksaber. According to (canon) legend, this one of a kind lightsaber was allegedly created by and belonged ...
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What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?

In Forrest Gump (1994), Jenny seems to be walking away from Forrest's life plenty of times. However, even though the other ones are coherent, the last one isn't meaningful at all. The first time she ...
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Is Cole sent to the past to cause the global pandemic in 12 Monkeys?

Is Cole in 12 Monkeys actually sent to the past to cause the global pandemic? After a few plot twists, 12 Monkeys ends with Peters starting a world tour to spread the deadly virus, which he could only ...
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How did Robert McCall “die”?

In the first Equalizer movie, mention was made of a car bomb. She said, "Oh, no. Not Robert. And not from something as trivial as a car bomb. " But in the sequel, Dave says something to the ...
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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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How did the birds die?

At some point in the movie, Isaac is being asked to watch two zebra finches birds called Tony and 400. The friend also says: New food every other day. New water every day. New filtered clean water ...
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How did they get The Indominus Rex DNA?

In the previous sequels of the movie Jurassic Park, they get the DNA to recreate dinosaurs from insects. But in the new movie Jurassic World the scientists create a new disosaur which is smart, strong ...
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How was Thor allowed to bring Loki and the Tesseract back to Asgard in the first Avengers movie?

At the end of The Avengers, Thor returns to Asgard with Loki and the Tesseract. When Avengers first came out, it seemed that S.H.I.E.L.D. simply allowed Thor to take them; trusting that Asgard would ...
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What's the explanation behind grown-up Cal in the Season 3 finale of Manifest?

In the final scene of season 3 of Manifest, when you can see a grown-up Cal hanging over her. The premise of the show is that the world got older and the passengers of Flight 828 stayed the same. But ...
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Who was in the coffin?

In The Prestige, Angier & Cutter take Fallon prisoner and bury him in a coffin, as hostage for Borden's secret. Borden comes and hands over the key to the diary, then digs out Fallon. Which one ...
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What is the bird and/or the birdcage supposed to represent while Hank and Leticia have sex?

In Monster's Ball, Hank and Leticia have sex in her living room. They engage in extremely passionate and unbridled sex during this scene. During the scene, we see close up flashes of a brown- ...
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Was Mike the Gorfeins' son?

In "Inside Llewyn Davis" was Mike (Llewyn's deceased musical partner) the Gorfeins' son? I am most interested in in-universe proof, but would also appreciate quotes of any relevant discussion by the ...
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Why Was Elizabeth Afraid to Keep the Painting?

In S6E8 of The Americans, Elizabeth receives a painting from Glenn for She takes it with her to one of their safe-house locations. She takes the canvas off the wood and at first considers destroying ...
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Do the characters that are stuck in the loop actually remember their past loops?

Do the characters in The Endless that are stuck in the loop actually remember their past loops? It seems like yes, because they all have knowledge of the loops and are angry about it. But that raises ...
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Why did Kaguya cry and run away?

Somewhere near the end of the Tale of Princess Kaguya, Kaguya is returning home in a carriage and she spots Sutemaru. He has robbed someone and is running with some vegetables in his hands. They see ...
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Elise's presence in the further

The further is a place where tortured people live, who later on will go to hell. Elise is a good person who only helped the Lamberts. What was she doing in the further? Wasn't she supposed to be in ...
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If Parker was possessing Josh throughout the whole movie, why didn't he just kill Josh's family?

In Insidious Chapter 2, if Parker was possessing Josh throughout the whole movie, why didn't he just kill Josh's family right off the bat instead of waiting until close towards the end of the movie?
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Lyman Zerga's taste of steel touching his skin

In Ocean's Eleven, Saul (portraying Lyman Zerga) is going into the casino with Benedict and the twins (as Zerga's bodyguards) when some random guy recognizes him. Zerga tells his bodyguards to take ...
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In Ocean's Twelve, how did the Night Fox make the switch?

At the end when the Night Fox is explaining that he actually stole the Golden Egg on the first night it arrived, there's a flashback montage of how he got through the randomized lasers. He stole the ...
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Why did Daryl take the cash and jewelry?

In The Walking Dead episode S04E12, Daryl and Beth came across a country club while looking for alcohol for Beth to drink. During this time Beth notices Daryl is taking what looks like a purse and ...
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What killed the bomb tech in the first scene in The Hurt Locker?

After Sgt Matt Thomson (Guy Pearce) set the charges on the bomb, he crosses the 25 m radius (what Sanborn called the kill radius) and then he even starts running when Eldridge starts running towards ...
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When Elizabeth went back to the boat from the future, why didn't she need an oxygen mask?

In Tenet, when Elizabeth Debicki was inverted to meet her husband back in time, how come she didn't need a gas mask? How come she is able to talk normally?
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Why did master Oogway vanish with peach leaves?

Why did master Oogway vanish along with a whirl wind of peach tree leaves in Kung Fu Panda (2008)? And, why did he vanish just after the news of Tai Long's escape?
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Who killed the assassins after the failed hit on Michael Corleone?

Michael survives an attempt on his life at the beginning of The Godfather Part II. The gunmen miss him and attempt to flee. We then see that they have been killed. Who killed the bodyguards?
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Why isn't it called “The Hateful Nine”?

I gather that John Ruth's driver O.B. is not considered one of the "hateful eight," but he is present for all of the film's events and seems as much a part of the story as any of the others. I like ...
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Why did this happen to Lucas?

I just watched the Goodnight Mommy and one thing is getting me: In Goodnight Mommy (2015) On a hot summer day, twin brothers Elias and Lukas (Elias and Lukas Schwarz) welcome their mother (Susanne ...
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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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Did this happen to Loki?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Loki was killed by Thanos. As we know Loki well for coming back from dead. I still wonder he is dead for real this time? Thor says this to Rocket. Thor: he may dead or ...
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What happened to Peggy Olson's short-lived attitude change in the beginning of season 2?

In Mad Men S02E01, Peggy Olson becomes assertive, speaking up during meetings, even berating Lois at one point. Her entire demeanor had changed. But in subsequent episodes, this attitude change went ...
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Was he a Nazi in The Good Liar?

In the movie The Good Liar, we are shown that Hans took on the identity of Roy and escaped to England. But it appears Hans was stationed to hunt Nazis, and may not have been one himself. In the end ...
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Understanding timelines of these people in the Yesterday movie

In the Yesterday (2019) movie, we see near the end, couple other people who knew that the Beatles band existed, shared the address of John Lenon to Jack, after which the latter confronts him. How is ...
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Fate of Jim in The Marksman

In the movie the Marksman we know that Jim is shot on the farm. At the end of the movie after dropping off Miguel with his relatives in Chicago he gets on a city bus and sits down. The movie ends at ...
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How was the initial jump made?

I just watched The Tomorrow War. I actually have quite a few questions but I will start with just this one. In the movie, fairly early on it is explained that time travel is only possible between the ...
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Why are they after Bowery King?

In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, what did the Bowery King do wrong that led the High Table to go after him? They said that he helped John by giving him the weapon that killed Santonio. However, ...
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Did Harry originally intend for Veronica to sell his criminal notebook and come to no further harm?

In Steve McQueen's twisty cerebral heist movie, Widows, a group of criminal's widows enact Harry Rawling's next criminal plan. He leaves clues so that his wife, Veronica, can find the notebook ...
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Who was the man Eliza was walking towards home with, and why does she spit on him? What did he promise her?

About 37 mins into The Professor and the Madman there is a scene where Eliza is seen walking home with a man. He keeps saying he can't. What was the conversation about? Who was that man and why does ...
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How did Lester know Malvo's name?

In episode 5 of Fargo season 1, Lester told Mr. Numbers the (possible) real name of the character played by Billy Bob, i.e. Lorne Malvo. Now I don't recall Lorne Malvo to ever reveal his name to ...
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How did Reese's father die?

In Person Of Interest's final episode, the Machine, while fading away from the viral attack, talks to Harold and explains some key lessons it learned about people. One of the stories it tells, to ...

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