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Year
2015
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Cameron Crowe
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
5.4
Votes *
35,882
Checks
1,466
Favs
19
Dislikes
98
Favs/checks
1.3% (1:77)
Favs/dislikes
1:5
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  1. pixieblood's avatar

    pixieblood

    I feel like this film was only made so they could film it in Hawaii, I don't know.. it was just bland, Murray saved it for me. 6 years 4 months ago
  2. kurozuya's avatar

    kurozuya

    Aloha? more like Aloha! 5 years 10 months ago
  3. lachyas's avatar

    lachyas

    As much as I love Cameron Crowe and the cast that he's assembled here, I have to admit that Aloha is a bit of a mess. The aforementioned cast does its absolute best with the material at hand, and the Hawaiian scenery is predictably stunning, but this isn't enough to overcome a confused and at times almost unintelligible script. Crowe has tried to weave three strands of a story together: you've got a fairly typical and cliched rom-com, then you've got this weird undercurrent of Hawaiian mythology, and finally you've got this even weirder commentary on the privatisation of the military. The three concepts never even come close to converging in a coherent way, leaving you wondering why Crowe didn't just take the rom-com basis of his story and run with it fully, particularly given the great chemistry between Stone and Cooper.

    Script issues aside I still found plenty to enjoy here, from the beautiful locations to the strong performances to the Bill Murray dance scene, which is worth the price of admission alone. At the end of the day though it definitely feels like a wasted opportunity given the talent of everyone involved, and I'm getting a little sick of saying that of Cameron Crowe films, even though I've yet to truly dislike a movie that he's directed.
    6 years 3 months ago
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