Ah, April Fool’s Day… the day when I tell all my nieces and nephews that they took the word “gullible” out of the dictionary. Or cut the letter “E” out of brown construction paper and tell my co-workers I brought “brown-Es” to work. It is also the theme for our April movie screenings at the Orem Library or, more accurately: April Fooled Ya!: Great Twist Movies. If you love movies with twist ending here are a few more that you can watch in addition to the ones shown at the library.
Fight Club: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy.
The Sixth Sense: A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8-year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead.
The Usual Suspects: Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desperate for suspects in a truck hijacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind.
Donnie Darko: After narrowly escaping death in a freak accident, Donnie Darko starts hearing the voice of a 6 foot tall bunny that asks him to commit acts of violence.
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Is the love affair the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream, and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?