When a military contractor Brian (Bradley Cooper) returns to Hawaii for the launch of a new satellite, he is confronted with many things from his past, especially his ex-love Tracy (Rachel McAdams). On top of that, the military assigns high-stung, peppy Allison Ng (Emma Stone) to watch Brain while he is on the island. As Brain begins to discover things about his past pertaining to Tracy, he accidentally falls for Allison instead.
Aloha is a romantic comedy from the mind of Cameron Crowe (Jerry McGuire) that has been taking a lot of heat from movie critics and I’m not sure why. I’ve heard that many people are upset with the casting choices and how Hawaiians are represented, but aside from that, the movie itself is pretty decent.
Even if the cast isn’t a good representation of the culture of Hawaii, these actors are funny, charming and nice to watch. If it weren’t for Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper, I think I would have been bored, but the 2 of them have so much chemistry that I wanted to keep watching. In fact, I think most of the movie is that way. If it hadn’t been for the large all-star cast, Aloha would have been nothing to shake a stick at, but for those of you that find comfort in familiar faces, this movie will please. Don’t listen to the overall consensus, I enjoyed this movie. Co-starring Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, and Danielle Rose Russell.
7/10 Stars – The all-star cast keeps Aloha charming with their talents, even if they weren’t the ideal choices.