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.
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
Among the massive trove of leaked e-mails that were released in 2014, after Sony's computer systems were hacked, were some that revealed that Sony executives were extremely critical of this movie's quality, and pessimistic about its box-office prospects long before it was filmed or released. In one of the e-mails, Amy Pascal (then the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment) wrote that many aspects of the movie's characters and plot made "no sense. I'm never starting a movie again when the script is ridiculous, and we all know it. I don't care how much I love the director or the actors. It never, not even once, ever works. As much as I want movies (to release), this is way worse. At least the marketing departments at both studios have something to sell that looks big and glossy. We have this movie in for a lot of dough, and we better look at that. Scott Rudin didn't once go to the set. Or help us in the editing room. Or fix the script." See more »
During the credits the flag of Hawaii is showing upside down. See more »
There was a time I knew everything in the sky. Every satellite, every constellation, souvenirs of space walks and astronauts and rockets launched by NASA in the '60s. As a kid, I looked up and felt the future. It belonged to me.
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The film opens with the 1968 Columbia Pictures logo. The Torch lady is wearing a lei, in keeping with the Hawaiian setting. See more »
It is not often that I see a movie that leaves me feeling good, but this one did. The characters were likable people. The relationships between the characters were interesting. The plot was simple and sweet. It is a romantic comedy, so it's easy to see how things are going to turn out, but the ending was still a pleasant surprise. There are plenty of things throughout the movie that made me laugh.
I love the cast. Bill Murray is an all time favorite. Rachael McAdams is adorable as always. John Krazinski is handsome and silently funny. Emma Stone is beautiful and goofy. Bradley Cooper is hot and complicated. What more could you want in a romantic comedy?
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