ByPatricia D, writer at
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Fresh from his incredibly successful performance in 'American Sniper', Bradley Cooper is lightening things up in 'Aloha', a new romantic comedy, which also stars Emma Stone. In the first trailer we see clear chemistry between the two protagonists.

“Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello.” is the film's tag line, in reference to the native greeting, which can also mean goodbye.

Cooper plays a disgraced military contractor, who moves to Hawaii to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from the Island. While there, he reconnects with his ex (Rachel McAdams), and meets her new man. But he falls for Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone).

'Aloha' was in the news late last year, after Sony Studios' emails were allegedly hacked by North Korea. Disgraced executive, Amy Pascal, expressed her frustration at all the production problems the film faced in the communications.

Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams in 'Aloha' (Sony)
Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams in 'Aloha' (Sony)

According to a December article in the 'Hollywood Reporter,' Pascal openly criticized the Cameron Crowe's film, after it received low scores from viewers during test screenings. Additionally, Pascal -- who was recently fired from her post as Sony's chairperson -- slammed Crowe for refusing to make any changes to the story after the negative screenings.

Pascal's emails reveal that she was most displeased with the entire situation surrounding the Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone rom-com.

"I'm never starting a movie again when the script is ridiculous."
"I don't care how much I love the director and the actors. It never, not even once, works."

Despite Pascal's harsh words, 'Aloha' will bring us another Bradley Cooper film and who knows, it may even redeem Sony a little. The studio has been struggling ever since the hacking, which resulted in Sony cancelling the release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's tepid comedy 'The Interview,' which is considered a complete failure and only has $6 million in revenues domestically.

'Aloha' starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and Alec Baldwin comes to theaters on May 29.


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