The last night of my 3-day Labor Day Weekend with kids was spent curled up on the couch with Jenny the pug snoring on the recliner and the film Aloha on the television via OnDemand with Comcast. The kids had all been tucked up into bed, and as much as I could have hopped on my laptop to work, I decided to sit here and watch a movie alone. Happily. While flicking through the OnDemand Movies options, I came across a film called Aloha. I had not seen the trailer for this film yet, so I clicked “watched trailer” and I was hooked; yes, this film was going to be my “me time” movie night film…
Starring Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone this Romantic Comedy will really tear at your emotions, I actually cried at the end, tears just flowed but you know, you may not cry – I think my body just needed to have a little romantic comedy to let me laugh and cry to release. I love Rachel McAdams, honestly that is why I chose to watch Aloha, you see Rachel is in The Notebook, another fantastic movie that is what I call my “real love story” kinda film. Emma Stone is a hoot, she can make me laugh so hard with her straight faced humor. Bradley Cooper just has these eyes that you can get lost in when you see him up on the screen.
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 good man, who ran at every chance when a woman got close is given a chance to change his ways. In life we all have choices to make each day, we all can grow to be better or we can keep spiraling down the same path; what I loved most about Aloha was the guessing of whether or not Bradley’s character would get his head out of his butt and be a man with emotions, show those emotions and roll with it; or would he just continue on in his path of running away when the girl gets too attached?
I honestly think this film was worth my time, while I am not always into chick flicks, this movie really gave me some time to think through a lot I have going on, or have had going on and just cry! Aloha may be a great film for you to sit down and enjoy some Me Time, after a long day of raising kids or working! Step back and let each moment sink in, enjoy it for entertainment or, as I do, to evaluate some of the decisions you make in life and love!