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Aloha (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.

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A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs - the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii - and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language including suggestive comments. | See all certifications »

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29 May 2015 (USA)  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,670,235 (USA) (29 May 2015)

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$20,991,497 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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Trivia

This is the second time Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper starred together in a film. The first one was in the comedy film The Rocker (2008). See more »

Goofs

The General makes reference to "Equatorial New Guinea," combining two different regions of Earth. Equatorial Guinea is on the west coast of Africa, and Papua New Guinea is just north of Australia. Papua New Guinea is just south of the equator and Equatorial Guinea is just north of the equator. See more »

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Allison Ng: You sold your soul so many times nobody's buying anymore
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The film opens with the early 1970's Columbia logo. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew McConaughey/Adele (2015) See more »

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I Know I'm Not Wrong
Written by Lindsey Buckingham
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This isn't really a rom-com
1 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This isn't really a rom-com. It's the story of a broken man trying to pick up the pieces after a contractor-deployment injury left him 18 broken bones; there's a line in the plane in the first few minutes that indicate he might have lost more, which changes the entire story and nature of possible romantic encounters. Romantic attachment is part of the story but it's way more serious than rom-com. The kind of comedy isn't as light as the "com" in "rom- com" either.

It's a strong film with a light mystical side to it, courtesy of a magical child-character and Emma Stone's character.

Peripherally it sheds light on the privatization of the military, and gives the viewer in inside view of Air Force culture in a place cut off from the mainland.

The acting is solid, the plot is inextricable from the setting, and there is a pretty clear plot.


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