Welcome to the Melbourne underworld – it’s the Wild West, played out on the city’s streets. Janine “Smurf” Cody rules over her trio of sons with a borderline incestuous love – armed robber Pope Cody, brother Craig the drug dealer, and the naive youngest brother Darren, who has only known a life of crime. Their relative “J” Cody is plunged into their lives, and comes to believe that he can be a player in their world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. With confident pacing, a smart script, and a top-notch cast, Animal Kingdom represents the best the Australian film industry has to offer.