Two words that the new movie Aloha are: beautiful and elusive.
Yes, every shot of Aloha definitely was beautiful. The colors were vibrant and reflected beautifully off the actors’ perfectly tanned faces. Sadly, I also say elusive because that’s what the story was. Aloha was a dreamlike movie in its pacing and dreamboat actors—and aside from occasional glimpses of clarity, everything was fleeting and easily forgotten. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, the movie follows Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper), a defense contractor as he is faced with the ages old conflict of doing the right thing versus getting a lot of money. Along his journey, he is joined by a new hotshot pilot, Captain Ng (Emma Stone), and his ex-girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams). Herein lies the second plot—the ol’ love triangle. Except that there’s another husband in the picture, played wonderfully by John Krasinski, whom Tracy has two kids with but isn’t sure she loves (especially now that Brian is in the picture).