Aloha Friday, 03 April 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp

  • Directed by:

    Cameron Crowe

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Objects smashed/slammed, broken glass. Footage of rockets/rocket ships/satellites exploding/crashing. Images of debris in space (incl an astronaut's glove). Rockets/missiles launced. Man swinging slingshot. Military vehicles/personnel. Being shot, Afghanista, nuclear weapons mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Grafted toe with scar, stitching. Images of military caskets. Decapitated statue. Patient in hospital with bandages, IV drip. Gunshot wounds, broken tibia discussed.


    A couple has (implied) sex. Couple in bed together (nude shoulders exposed). Kissing, flirting, handholding. Animal sex. A child asks what 'revenge sex' is. Beachwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. Streaking, conjugal prison visits mentioned.


    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking (cigarettes).


    S-words, b*tch, cr*p, freakin'. Name-calling, teasing, threats. Spiritual/religious references and religious exclamations.


    Love triangles, relationships, military life, Hawai'i, cynicism, parentage, Hawaiian mythology, military occupation, government contractors, satellite communications, aerospace, responsibility, forgiveness, discovery, idealism.


    Deceased friend, divorce, relationship breakups mentioned. Hospital setting. Jets. Brief subtitles.


    Optimistic, buoyant, likeable, fascinating. Lively/star-studded cast, energetic performance from Emma Stone, charming chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper, some funny/uproarious scenes, has plenty of heart/moments of sparkle, good music selections, topnotch production design/camerawork/art direction, transporting score, affectionate depiction of Hawai'i.


    Smug, predictable, repetitive, grating, messy, overstuffed, undernourished, insufficient, frustrating, unbalanced, unwiedly, unintelligible, haphazard, confused, bad. Soggy/amateurish/contrived/artificial script, sketchy/vaguely definied characters, expository dialogue, abrupt exposition, obvious/leading music cues, smooth/unbelievable resolution.

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