2000 April Movies

American Psycho

American Psycho

  • 67%
  • R
  • 102 min
  • Crime

Traveling amongst narcissistic, misogynistic, barely discernable corporate clones, Patrick spends his workdays obsessing over tasteful business cards, designer suits, and prime reservations at trendy restaurants. After hours, he dismembers prostitutes, models, transients, and literally gives a co-worker the axe in a series of increasingly surreal episodes, all prefaced by demented lectures on the virtues of Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, and Huey Lewis.

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

  • 76%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Drama

In an ordinary suburban house, on a lovely tree-lined street, in the middle of 1970s America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters, whose doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys who to this day continue to obsess over them. What happened to the Lisbon sisters is a tale at once darkly funny and deeply poignant, a story of love and repression, fantasy and terror, sex and death, memory and longing. It is at its core a mystery: a heart-rending investigation into the impenetrable, life--altering secrets of American adolescence.

Frequency

Frequency

  • 70%
  • PG-13
  • 118 min
  • Crime

John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel) has always dreamed of stopping the tragic death of his father, a heroic firefighter. When he discovers his father's old ham radio, he finds himself talking to a man who appears to be his own living father, in the very same house, but exactly three decades ago. John alerts his father (Dennis Quaid) to the mistake that cost him his life the first time around and saves his youthful father from his fate.

But in changing the past, he has changed the present, resulting in a string of homicides, including the grisley murder of his mother. Now, John and his father must race against the clock - divided by three decades and connected only by a radio - to prevent a murder that will seal their destinies. And each time Frank changes something in his universe, John wakes up to a whole new reality.

Where The Heart Is

Where The Heart Is

  • 35%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Comedy

A bathroom stop en route, at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart, changes Novalee's life forever. For when she leaves the store, she discovers that Willy Jack and the Plymouth are gone. Only her Polaroid camera remains in the parking space.

Alone and broke, Novalee surreptitiously moves into the vast store, borrowing food and supplies from its shelves. When she gives birth on the floor - and her hideaway is revealed - Novalee and her "Wal-Mart Baby" become instant celebrities. More importantly, over the next few years, Novalee finally becomes part of an unconventional, makeshift family comprised of her wonderfully eccentric new friends.

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

  • 69%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Comedy

Best friends since they were kids, Jake Schram (Ben Stiller) and Brian Kilkenny Finn (Edward Norton), are single, successful, handsome, and confident young men living on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly (Jenna Elfman), once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, returns to the city, she reenters Jake and Brian's lives and hearts with a vengeance. Sparks fly and an unusual and complicated love triangle is created because Brian happens to be a Roman Catholic priest and Jake is a rabbi.

28 Days

28 Days

  • 31%
  • PG-13
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

A jaded city girl to the core, Gwen is determined not to conform. Then she meets Counselor Cornell (Steve Buscemi), who begins to break through her carefully constructed defenses and force her to take a closer look at who she really is. Ultimately, through the companionship of her group as well as a devastating loss, Gwen gradually loses her cynicism and begins the long struggle to take back her life. Maybe, she discovers, your insides can match your outsides.

U-571

U-571

  • 68%
  • PG-13
  • 116 min
  • Action

April 1942: Hitler's U-boats have brought war to the United States. Unknown to the American public, massive Allied shipping losses are occurring up and down the East Coast. Unable to crack the U-boat radio codes, the U.S. Navy struggles blindly against the German onslaught.

Set against the backdrop of World War II, U-571 is a fictional tale about a daring mission to capture a top secret Nazi coding device from a German submarine. The film is inspired by a composite of events that transpired during the Battle of the Atlantic and is intended as a memorial to all those who served.

Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball

    • PG-13
    • 124 min
    • Drama

    From producers Spike Lee and Sam Kitt comes a love story told in four quarters. Love and Basketball follows Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan), childhood adversaries and talented athletes who have a love for the game of basketball and each other. As each pursues their dream of competing in professional sports, they must face their own respective hurdles.

    The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

    The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

    • 25%
    • PG
    • 90 min
    • Comedy

    In the prequel to The Flintstones, Chip Rockefeller attempts to woo Wilma away from Fred while the Flintstones and the Rubbles are on a trip to Rock Vegas.

    Rules of Engagement

    Rules of Engagement

    • 37%
    • PG-13
    • 128 min
    • Action

    When the U.S. Embassy in Yemen is surrounded by a large crowd of demonstrators, Col. Terry Childers (Samuel L. Jackson), is ordered to lead a squadron of Marines to bolster security at the embassy and to evacuate the ambassador and his family if the situation turns violent. In a few short hours, the ambassador's safety is secured, but three of Childers' men are dead, along with more than the 80 Yemeni men, women and children killed by Marine gunfire.

    Childers now faces a court-martial for violating the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians. He denies the charge, contending the protesters were armed and had opened fire on the Embassy: but it appears that the government has made the colonel the fall guy for an ugly diplomatic crisis. The men who could have testified on his behalf have been killed in action, one of the witnesses seems to be lying, and the President's National Security Adviser destroys evidence that might help Childers' case. Childers refuses to go down quietly and turns Col. Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a fellow Marine and lawyer, to defend him.