This trailer for Cameron Crowe's ALOHA will steamrolll you if you're not watching

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Who would ever have thought that Bradley Cooper, the guy who starred in Kitchen Confidential and The Midnight Meat Train, would one day not only be starring in a movie from writer-director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), but that he would arguably be a bigger drawcard than the Oscar-winning filmmaker. After 2005’s Elizabethtown, Crowe had seemingly fallen off the map a bit, only showing up to helm some documentaries. When he did make his feature film directing return in 2011, it was with the uneven We Bought a Zoo.

But it looks like Crowe is firing on all cylinders again with Aloha, his latest romantic-dramedy that sees the aforementioned Cooper leading a stellar cast that includes the likes of Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin and Danny McBride, among others. The first trailer for the flick has dropped, and it shows us a movie where the uber-talented cast is just oozing charm on the screen. While it’s unfair – and a little difficult – to judge a movie from just a single trailer, this seems like it could just be a bittersweet time if Crowe can get the balance between emotion and levity just right. He certainly nails it in this trailer.

A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him.

Aloha will be saying hello in cinemas as from May 29, 2015.

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Last Updated: February 17, 2015

Kervyn Cloete

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