Animal Kingdom (2010)
- Release Date:
Aug 13, 2010
Animal Kingdom movie synopsis: Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua J Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine Smurf Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew Pope Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry Baz Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch.
Box Office: The film has grossed AU$5.2 million at the box office as of 22 September 2010. It is the third highest grossing Australian film at the Australian box office for 2010, behind Tomorrow, When the War Began ($9.2 million), and Bran Nue Dae ($7.56 million).
Cast:Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Joel Edgerton