At a Saturday morning cricket match, Nick (William McInnes) asks his colleague Andy (Anthony Hayes), the journalist who covered the death on the train tracks the night before, if he believes in God. Andy glares at him, like he has just uttered an obscenity. Andy has received his own bad news – the woman he had all but dumped has just told him she’s pregnant. Nick has a flashback to a conversation about God with his father (Edwin Hodgeman), who died of cancer a year earlier.
The film has what might be called a ‘three-dimensional’ sense of humour, in that a lot of the scenes have thoughts and ideas laced into the background. An example is the way Andy trips over the two prams. It’s a sly way of showing that he’s self-centred, and worried about his girlfriend being pregnant. It’s a surprise later when we learn that he has two kids who live with his ex-wife. Another example is the way that Nick looks across at a wedding as Andy talks about his ‘great photo’ from the day before. Andy doesn’t know Nick has cancer when he jokes about dying. Nick notices the wedding partly because there’s a photographer at work taking wedding pictures – a detail that’s easy to miss. That suggests another meaning to Nick’s line: ‘don’t you guys always say you only take one great photo?’ One inference might be that Nick is wondering if he will get to take any more; or that Nick is wondering if he’ll ever be the subject of a wedding photo, and whether there’s still time for him to have a relationship.