'Aloha' Trailer Goes Hawaiian with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, and More

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 23:59 Written by  iamrogue
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'Aloha' Trailer Goes Hawaiian with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, and More

Sony Pictures has pulled back the curtain on Cameron Crowe's latest, unveiling the first trailer for this summer's Aloha.

Basically, it looks like the Cameron Crowe-iest movie Cameron Crowe's made in a while, complete with romance, drama, earnestness, life lessons, excellent music, and an A-list leading man as a guy in professional and personal meltdown.

Like Jerry Maguire and Elizabethtown, Aloha follows a guy in free-fall.  This guy, Brian Gilcrest, is a successful defense contractor who, in the wake of some sort of professional catastrophe, is reassigned to Hawaii to work on the space program based there.  Specifically, he's involved in the launch of an experimental satellite, a job that's complicated by run-ins with his ex-girlfriend, an intense connection to his fiery Air Force liaison, and the eccentricity of the billionaire behind the satellite system, as well as his own general instability.

Bradley Cooper, currently swimming Scrooge McDuck-style in piles of American Sniper gold, stars as Brian, with Emma Stone as his Air Force romance and Rachel McAdams as the ex.  That's enough acting gas for any movie's tank right there, but Aloha also features straight-up ringers Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and even Bill Murray.

At this point, you know whether Crowe's particular brand of earnest drama is your cup of tea.  If you can dig it, Aloha looks like a breezy, potentially moving little tale.  If you can't, then, well, there's some really pretty Hawaiian imagery.  And everybody loves Emma Stone, right?


Kudos to Krasinski for his wordless scene that says so much.  The erstwhile The Office star, who is set to play a military-type in Michael Bay's 13 Hours, is quietly showing why Marvel damn-near hired him to play Captain America about five years ago.

Again, you know by now whether you like Cameron Crowe, but even if that's the case, you have to give it up for Say Anything and Almost Famous.  Hell, also Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which Crowe wrote based on his experience going undercover at a high school.  Even if you didn't love We Bought a Zoo, there's got to be a movie in his filmography that moved you at least a little.

Aloha, which was briefly called Deep Tiki and Volcano Love, is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on May 29th, deep in summer movie season.

Here's the official synopsis:

In Aloha, a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. From Academy Award®-winner Cameron Crowe, the writer-director behind such films as Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, Aloha also stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.


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