If Bradley Cooper played a very damaged and spiritually heavy military figure in “American Sniper,” his outfit is decidedly lighter in Cameron Crowe’s latest romantic dramedy, “Aloha.” In the picture, Cooper plays a defense contractor who falls for an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) in Hawaii who is really his polar opposite. But before that romance can bloom, he has to contend with his still-conflicted feelings for his ex girlfriend, played by Rachel McAdams.
Hawaii is also the setting for one of Cooper’s character’s biggest professional humiliations. He’s a workaholic who screwed up royally a few years back. So the backdrop of the movie is a chance for redemption, which makes sense since the picture feels like another “second chance at happiness” comedy from Crowe.
Bill Murray costars as a wise billionaire who helps the spiritually lost Cooper find his way back to reclaim his former glories. “Aloha” opens in theaters May 29. Watch the first clip and a new TV spot below. [E!]