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.
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.
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
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Received a great deal of criticism from audiences and reviewers who objected to the fact that although this movie is set in Hawaii, it depicts almost no Asian- or Native-Hawaiian-descended characters, and the one main character who is supposed to be of both Chinese and native Hawaiian descent is played by a white actress, Emma Stone. The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) released a statement saying, "60% of Hawaii's population is AAPIs. Caucasians only make up 30% of the population, but from watching this film, you'd think they made up 90%. This comes in a long line of films [exploiting] Hawaii for its exotic backdrop but goes out of its way to exclude the very people who live there. . . . It's an insult to the diverse culture and fabric of Hawaii." Asian American and Native Hawaiian writers such as Entertainment Weekly's Chris Lee, MSNBC's Janet Mock, and The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato were among many who criticized the film's cultural appropriation and pointed out the offensiveness of casting Stone in her role. See more »
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 »
This movie is somehow all over the place, threads begin but do not end, connections exist but how and why is not explained. I felt like I was watching a movie that is great inside the head of the writer/director but he knows the story to well and forgets to tell us half of it.It's like it is trying to be everything for everybody and while doing that failing in all aspects. The whole military plot thing is strange, lots of people are just there and we are never told why or even who they are.
This is not a feel good movie, it is a feel strange movie leaving you with lots of questions, the main one being why?
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