Felicity’s rebellion is now in full swing. She has taken to wearing leathers and breaking into other people’s houses. After a night in Centennial Park, she discovers an old naked man lying near death in a derelict house. In him, she sees her own future. As she leaves, she passes a series of people who seem to be living happy lives.
In the film’s final scenes, director Jim Sharman introduces a more optimistic tone, and a sense of hope for Felicity. The sense of escape from the claustrophobia of the house is palpable in the series of travelling shots along the side of the park, but there is also a generational aspect. Sharman cuts between Felicity, a bag lady and a young girl, seen behind the bars of the park, suggesting a connection. He ends with a magnificent shot up the floors of an apartment block and out over the city, but the suggestion of communal living is an optimistic one. These people have escaped the dark horrors of the family home.