“Aloha” Movie Review
Air Force contractor, Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper), returns home to Hawaii to work out a deal with native Hawaiians to allow billionaire, and space wannabe, Carson Welch (Bill Murray), to build a complex that will be used to launch communication satellites into space.
While home, he also catches up with his ex-fiance, Tracy Woodside (Rachel McAdams). Her life gets more complicated now that her ex-lover (who she still cares for) and present husband, Woody Woodside (John Krasinski), are vying for her attention.
Working on the deal, Gilcrest is assigned a spit-and-polish fighter pilot, Allison Ng (Emma Stone), to be his official Air Force escort. The Air Force wants the deal with Welch to be successful and the negotiations with the native Hawaiian’s to go smoothly.
But shit happens that force Brian to make a fateful decision.
“Aloha” is a much better movie than the reviewers and critics want you to believe. It requires concentration to understand the plot, and I suspect the reviewers were spending too much time looking at their phones to get the gist of the movie. It is a bit slow and talky, especially in the beginning (where the millennial interest is lost turning to smartphones, snapchat, etc).
“Aloha” was essentially a flop in the movies, but, is certainly worth the time (and effort) as a rental.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Xfinity.
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