Finding any genuine April Fool’s moments in movies is kind of like trying to peek through a wheat field to find individual stalks, but at the very least there are a few movies that seem to have the spirit of April Fool’s Day down when it comes to their sense of humor. So instead of finding individual scenes about the day in question, it seems more fun to go ahead and treat the reader to a few films that might be great to watch this coming Sunday when the day of fools is upon us.
There are a lot of them, but these are some of the best when it comes to psych out and fools.
The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada is two films in one: a caustic, energetic satire of the fashion world and a cautionary melodrama. It tells the story of Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a recently graduated journalism major who is applying for the job of the second assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the editor of Runway magazine.
Runway is the most influential fashion magazine in the industry, and no one wields more power than Miranda. She is revered as a goddess by co-workers and competitors alike. Get a job working for her and stick it out for a year, and countless doors will open. This is what Miranda’s current #1 assistant, Emily (Emily Blunt), is counting on. Others, like Nigel (Stanley Tucci), have become fixtures at Runway while waiting for their dream job to materialize.
Andy’s story is about getting her foot on the career ladder, a familiar goal even for those who haven’t gone through the meat-grinder of media recruitment. But her starter job as junior assistant to Runway magazine editor Miranda Priestly soon sees her life being made over along with her wardrobe.
Freshman Beca (Anna Kendrick), who dreams of moving to L.A. and making it in show business, knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that’s exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school.
Beca is recruited into an a cappella group, the Bellas, by its star, Chloe (Brittany Snow). She is also joined by Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), an outgoing and quirky student from Tasmania who doesn’t hesitate to demonstrate her singing and dancing abilities.
The plot interlinks the Bellas’ progress toward the national finals in New York City’s Lincoln Center, as they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella.
Two days before his wedding, Doug (Justin Bartha) and three friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis) drive to Las Vegas for a wild and memorable stag party.
The guys are destined to wake up in a trashed hotel suite with no memory of what has happened the night before: there’s a tiger in the bathroom and a baby in the kitchen – and the groom has gone missing.
With no clue as to what transpired and little time to spare, the trio must retrace their hazy steps and all their bad decisions in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time to walk down the aisle.
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