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'Aloha': Cameron Crowe rom-com gets cold greeting from critics

'Aloha': Cameron Crowe rom-com gets cold greeting from critics

Life has been anything but a beach for "Aloha," Cameron Crowe's Hawaii-set romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper as a jaded defense contractor, Emma Stone as his new love interest and Rachel McAdams as a former flame. After being criticized for cultural insensitivity, badmouthed in leaked Sony emails and pushed back on the release calendar, the movie is now being panned by many film critics who find it overstuffed and incoherent. One of the few favorable reviews comes from The Times' Mark Olsen, who writes, "Even with its off-balance, overstuffed storytelling, ['Aloha'] maintains a charm and energy that never flags, with brisk pacing and generally...

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