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's up with all the jellyfish?

Several times within the first couple episodes of Ad Vitam there are jellyfish. At the beginning of the first episode someone was dressed up as a huge jellyfish, and then later on Christa's parents ...
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Psychological abuse in Parasite? [closed]

I am doing a project to identify the types of abuses in the movie Parasite. I have chosen Psychological abuse, which means manipulating the victim's mind for something. Would the Kim family pretend ...
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Exactly what kind of illness/disorder was Arthur suffering from?

In Joker (2019), we know that Arthur suffered from mental trauma in his childhood which affected his personality throughout his life. One of the consequences that we see is his unusual laughter; ...
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How could the sorority sisters not catch Bluto?

In National Lampoon's Animal House, when Bluto uses a ladder to peep on a sorority, his face is right in front of the window, yet the women give no visible reaction, as if either they don't see him or ...
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Did Arthur kill his imaginary girlfriend - the one that lived in his apartment?

In Joker (2019), just after Arthur came to know about his childhood reality where he was abused and brain traumatised which led to his present day condition. That's also the reason he has such an ...
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How to interpret the ending of Perfect Strangers?

In the Italian movie Perfetti sconosciuti (eng. Perfect Strangers) the characters at the end of the movie act like the previous events, which unfolded during the movie didn't happen. How should one ...
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What did Robert lie to Miles about?

In The Equalizer 2 (2018), while pointing a gun at Miles, Robert talks to him because he is hanging with a gang: Robert: See, you know what they are up there? They liars, and so am I. See what ...
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How did the robbers use the painted cockroaches for the robbery?

In Logan Lucky (2017), in one scene we see Mellie coat cockroaches with some colors, but how did the robbers use these painted cockroaches for the robbery?
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What is meaning of 'nanny state' conversation in S05E11

In S05E11 of Breaking Bad, a scene made me think of something. In the restroom a guy complained: Nanny state. When I see a kid with his bicycle helmet on, I want to smack the shit out of him, ...
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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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Was it justified what happened to Mr. Park? [duplicate]

When Ki Taek kills Mr. Park in Parasite, I was surprised and confused. Why did he do that? And after all that, does he deserve redemption? Yes, I agree that Park had been a little insensitive to the ...
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Why couldn't Ransom make an anonymous call

In Knives Out (2019), Detective Benoit reveals Ransom's plan: Benoit: Marta will get arrested for killing Fran and Harlan. And it would have worked if we hadn't have brought you in for questioning ...
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What’s the deal with code red in 28 weeks Later?

In 28 weeks later, the military initiates Code Red when the virus breaks out, and the soldiers were order to kill everyone, even those who were healthy. What’s the point of it though? It made for ...
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What is the significance of the toy car?

When Huntress' family is killed in Birds of Prey, one of them gives her a purple toy car, which seems to be a sign that it had a some importance to her or her family. Later on in the movie she gives ...
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Why did Lord Barkis kill Emily?

It has been unclear to me why Lord Barkis kills Emily in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. We only know that it happens.
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Why the search for Childish Gambino?

In Yesterday (2019), Jack Malik is searching for some iconic performers when trying to understand what is going on after his accident. One of his searches is for Childish Gambino (= Donald Glover). ...
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A question about The Prestige [duplicate]

Assuming Bale twin #1 is the bad-ish one who ties the fatal knot and twin #2 is the meek and gentler one and that Angier met twin #2 both the times when he wanted to know which knot had been tied, why ...
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Why did he visit the gift shop?

A guy came into the gift shop where Mildred was working and spoke with her about maybe being the person who murdered her daughter. Later, he But why did he came into the gift shop and say such things?...
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What did Mikael discover about the parade photos?

In the 2011 American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, when Mikael is first looking on his computer through all the different parade photos; he notices something that seems important... you ...
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Was the story of Little Women only happening in Jo's book?

I recently saw the new 2019 movie, Little Women. There is this part at the beginning and at the end, where Jo is meeting this book publisher Churchill-like character about publishing her book. I feel ...
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What does the arrow hit in the end of The Head Hunter?

In the end of the movie The Head Hunter, what does that arrow hit? We know it was supposed to carry souls to the afterlife, and it appears that it should have been his daughter's soul. Does that ...
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Why did Michael Corleone only kill Carlo in the car?

In The Godfather, Michael Corleone meets with Carlo, and tells him that he would be sent to Las Vegas and kicked out of the family for his involvement with another family. Carlo gets into a car that ...
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Why does Carol call the police (presumably on herself)?

In the last episode of season one of "Spinning Out", Carol finds out that her 16-year-old daughter Serena has been seduced by a much older man. It seems that there are not many proofs about this ...
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Why does Dr. Banks not know about having called the General? [duplicate]

Why does Dr. Banks in the future seem surprised on hearing that she had called the Chinese General in Arrival (2016)? There are two ways she can perceive the future: As an active observer: Her ...
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Jenny Curran's cause of death; wouldn't both Forrest and little Forrest have it also?

If the consensus on Jenny Curran's death in Forrest Gump is HIV or Hep C, wouldn't both Forrest and little Forrest have it also? It doesn't seem feasible to me that she could have had either one of ...
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Why can't the smoke monster get over the fences?

In S03E12 of Lost, "Par Avion", Kate, Locke, Sayid and Danielle bypassed a sonic fence by going over it using a tree. But in S03E15, "Left Behind", the smoke monster is not able to bypass it. It ...
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Explanation of a plot hole in Ace in the Hole

In the film Ace in The Hole (1951), why are people so quick to believe that it was Indian spirits that caused the cave to fall in on the guy raiding the artifacts? Surely, wouldn't there be some ...
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The word of a Fairy

In “The Art of the Deal” (The Magicians 3:10), the Fairy Queen revokes the bargain that Earth's last Fairies made with the McAllister family, and says regretfully that henceforth no one will trust a ...
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What was going on in the town after dark in 1917?

Why was the French town of Écoust, occupied by scattered German troops, on fire at night? The reason for why there were flares being launched was answered, but it doesn't explain why some of the ruins ...
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What was the point of the life insurance plot?

So, in Out of Time (2003) with Denzel as Mathias "Matt" Whitlock, what exactly is Anne's plan? She fakes her sickness. Matt gives her the drug money. Then she sets Matt as the sole beneficiary of her ...
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How did Ki-taek know that his son Ki-woo would decode the morse?

In the movie Parasite, when Ki-taek ties up Geun-se in the basement, he struggles to get free and attempts passing morse code to Da-song, during which he says something similar on the lines of "at ...
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Why did Kim Ki-taek not just leave the house?

In Parasite 2019 Kim Ki-taek gets out of the basement to get the food at night. Why can't he just get out of the house and be free?
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Why did Travis miss these shots?

In Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle is shown to be a competent shooter, having regularly practiced in gun ranges. He was also a former Marine who was honorably discharged after serving in the ...
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Why did the A.I. defy its creator in Ex Machina?

Why did the A.I. defy its creator? Was it how the creator programmed it to be like that in order to complete the "test"? Or is it already a common believe for most audiences and as the movie ...
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Who kills Julian in Children of Men?

It’s implied that the Fishes killed Julian in Children of Men, but why? Also why was Luke so freaked out about her death in the car, when it was seemingly part of the plan?
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Why did Ki-woo go down to the basement?

During Da-song's birthday party, after a brief conversation1 with Da-hye, Ki-woo takes the scholar's rock with him and goes down to the basement. What was his motive? It wasn't entirely clear from ...
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Where did the money in the safe deposit come from

The question is about the $250k in the safe deposit box in the 1947 movie Framed. I assumed as the bank VP, Steven Price stole it from the bank. Now, I've read the money was stolen/embezzled from ...
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Who is the guy killed by the Seal Team and why is he killed?

In episode 'Ignore and Override' (S3E2) of SEAL Team, Jason and the team search a house. The house is empty until the final room. In the final room, there is a man with a gun on the table. When the ...
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How do the movies shoot with character in multiple mirrors?

In movies how are these shots taken? With a character in multiple mirrors? sometimes in broken mirror pieces?
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Why did “Melquiades” lie to his friend?

In The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, why did "Melquiades" lie to his friend about having a wife and kids in an imaginary village called "Himenez"?
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Why did the Colombians have the coke on them when they ambushed Tony?

Why did the Colombians have the coke on them when they ambushed Tony in Scarface? They never showed it to him to lure him in or lower his defenses, just told him it was nearby before attacking him. ...
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Why did Medora kill her son?

In the film Hold the Dark (2018), Medora seems to have killed her son Bailey. In one scene as Medora is bathing, she is going on about a demon. But no demon is revealed by the time the movie ends. ...
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How did Brother Kwame's words almost make that 'whole pig' (white cops) nightmare worthwhile?

In BlacKkKlansman (2018), both eating, Patrice speaks to Ron Stallworth: Patrice: When we dropped Brother Kwame off at the airport, he told me that the Black Power movement needed strong sisters ...
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Why did the astronaut want Catherine to run the numbers?

In the movie Hidden Figures, where the background exceptional work of Catherine helped the struggling USA to keep up with Soviet Union, a scene arrives - towards the end of the movie, where the ...
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Why does Schofield hear church bells when the church is on fire?

In the middle of 1917, Schofield is in Ècoust. He sees a church on fire and then hides in a French woman's apartment. There he hears bell ringings. Which bells are these? The church is on fire, the ...
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How does humanity survive after half of the population returns?

In the Avengers the villain snaps his fingers and half the universe population disappears. Later, after several years have passed this half returns, effectively doubling the world population in one ...
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Why does Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard utter gibberish in the middle of his speech?

In BlacKkKlansman (2018), after the opening scene of Gone with the Wind, Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard appeared on the screen and gave a speech: Is the final nail in a black coffin towards America ...
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Why did Carroll Shelby toss a nut into the Ferrari pit?

At the event of Le Mans in Ford v Ferrari, Carroll Shelby picks a spare wheel nut and intentionally pitches it near to the Ferrari pit, which caused chaos among their pit crew members. Did that ...
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In Ben-Hur, does the Sheik ever collect his 4000 talents?

In the movie Ben-Hur, the Sheik bets Messala a thousand talents at 4:1 on the outcome of the chariot race. At the end of the race, Messala both loses and dies. Does the Sheik ever collect his four ...
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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 ...