When the long awaited holiday of cement truck driver Danny (Ifans) goes south thanks to Trudy (Clarke), his scheming girlfriend, he escapes his suburban prison and blasts into the skies in a garden chair tied with helium ballons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean of the map and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence, where he rockets into the world of Glenda (Otto), the town's only parking cop. With the media back home run riot with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in Clarence and in the adventure discovers a true soul mate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually: Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy, now a '60 Minutes' celebrity, comes to Clarence to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to live ad found a new self-worth. Saying farewell to Trudy, Danny makes a dynamic re-entry to Clarence, determined to win Glenda back again and embrace his new found zest for life.
In New South Wales, Jared surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko, and witnesses four of his mates gang-rape a 15 year old. He does nothing, and the next day, she's found murdered. At school, the boys and the girls react: the girls with anger at the perpetrators, the boys with jeering at the dead girl's morality. The students' parents have their own responses. Jared retreats into angry silence, disgusted that he did nothing to help the dead girl. Meanwhile, his mother wants to talk to him about her impending cancer surgery, the police want to know what he saw, and his friend Ricko wants an alibi. Jared's cracking under the pressure. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>