First Trailer for Cameron Crowe's ALOHA

I feel like I'm supposed to inherently be a fan of Cameron Crowe and while much of what is now likely considered his prime came at a time when I wasn't allowed to see his movies it has been interesting going back, watching those films and seeing what was so captivating at the time. Obviously, this hook is more clear in something like Almost Famous whereas it is tougher to detect in Jerry Maguire. I mean, I get it, but it seems strange now when watching the film back and knowing this was something that caught on in a major way. Since that film though, Crowe has seemed to have a few issues recapturing that kind of sentiment, branching out with Vanilla Sky and returning to comfortable grounds with both Elizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo. While those last two features may generally be considered lesser Crowe I didn't mind them and found much to appreciate in both. With his latest, Aloha, the writer and director looks to be working in the same vein, but will hopefully transcend the issues many had with his later, more sap-fueled features. As I feel something of an inherent liking to the artist this trailer only looks to be a hint of what is a solid, creatively-written film that takes an introspective look at not only a specific type of person, but a lifestyle that those outside it don't typically concern themselves with. The reasoning for the love triangle isn't necessarily fresh, but the circumstances at least offer justifiable reasoning and with Bradley Cooper on nothing short of a hot streak I'm anxious to see if he saw something enticing in the script or if it was simply the prospect of working with Crowe. Aloha also stars Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and opens on May 29th.

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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