Hopeful singer Kate is struggling with life. Her career is going nowhere; she has to live with her parents and get a heart transplant just to stay alive. A year after the transplant, all of these issues come to a head as she also meets kind stranger Tom, who charms her with odd observations and adds some energy back into her life, getting her to focus on helping others.
As she does this, she goes to visit Tom again, only to find his home empty and for sale. Confused, Kate wanders into the garden, seeing Tom appear as a ghost. It turns out that Tom got into a bike accident the year before, and donated his heart to Kate. He asks her to look after her heart and disappears.
Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey, is sent on an interstellar voyage from earth to try and find a new place to live after dust storms begin to make life on Earth miserable. He’s planning on being gone for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, his brilliant daughter Murphy stays on Earth to try and solve the question of gravity, which is making it difficult to figure out a way to move everybody off Earth, if a suitable planet can even be found.
Incredibly, she is able to solve these difficult problems with the help of a “ghost,” but the climax of the film reveals that the ghost is actually her father, Cooper, who traveled back in time through a black hole to communicate to his daughter how to solve the problems.
When the wealthy patriarch of a really distasteful family, Harlan Thrombey, is killed, every member of the family is a suspect. They all suspect Marta, his nurse and caretaker, and it turns out she did actually kill him (or almost) by giving him a lethal dose of medicine. Once they figure that out, he slits his own throat to keep her from taking any of the blame.
However, the famous detective Benoit Blanc figures out that there is actually a family member who was trying to kill Harlan – his grandson, Ransom. Ransom wanted to frame Marta by switching the labels on the medicine bottles. Marta had actually given Harlan the correct medicine, something that wouldn’t have killed him, but Harlan killed himself anyway. Ransom is arrested for attempted murder, and Marta is free to go.
Last Night in Soho
Ellie, played by Thomasin McKenzie, is a sweet, mentally damaged girl who loves the swinging sixties and dreams of being a fashion designer. She rents a room from the elderly Ms. Collins while learning that she can see back into the past. She sees a singer working as a working girl, Sandie (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), who is seemingly murdered by her pimp Jack.
There is a great deal more going on here, but the film’s biggest twist is that Sandie is not only alive, but going about racking up quite the list of kills when men come to see her. Not only THAT, but she’s the very same Ms. Collins that Ellie is renting her room from! Edgar Wright is a stellar writer who does some great twists, including this one.
A pair of cynical wedding guests, Nyles and Sarah (played by Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti) meet up at a wedding and feel a spark, but nothing happens until the second time they meet – at the same wedding, because they’re in a time loop. That’s the first-act twist, but there’s a lot more to go over here. Eventually, these two fall in love as they repeat the same wedding over and over, but they want to get out of the loop.
However, the film’s final twist is that we never really get to find out what happened. Sarah comes up with a plan involving quantum physics. The two options are that they did manage to break the time loop and escape, but they could also be in an alternate universe.