In the movie Aloha, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, 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.
Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon were both originally attached to star in the roles that Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone now have, but left when it became apparent that the film would not be shooting any time soon. Cameron Crowe then spent four years rewriting the script, making the characters younger.
Bradley Cooper has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar three years in a row… in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook, in 2014 for American Hustle and in 2015 for American Sniper. There is no chance, however, that Bradley Cooper could receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for the movie Aloha, which would have put him in the very small group of actors who have been nominated for acting Oscars four years in a row.
By Audrey Shine (Wild About Movies resident critic)