Aloha (movie)

2014 film by Cameron Crowe

Aloha is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama movie. It was directed by Cameron Crowe and it was produced by Cameron Crowe and Scott Rudin. Aloha was released on May 29, 2015.

Directed byCameron Crowe
Written byCameron Crowe
Produced byCameron Crowe
Scott Rudin
StarringBradley Cooper
Emma Stone
Rachel McAdams
Bill Murray
John Krasinski
Danny McBride
Alec Baldwin
CinematographyEric Gautier
Edited byJoe Hutshing
Music byJónsi & Alex
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
(United States)
20th Century Fox
Release date
May 29, 2015
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$37 million[1][2]
Box office$26.3 million[2]



The movie got negative reviews from critics. It has a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] Aloha was also a box office bomb and only made $26.3 million from its $37 million budget.[2] The Hollywood Reporter estimated that the movies financial losses were close to $65 million by the time the movie ended its run in theatres.[4]

The movie was criticized by Media Action Network for Asian-Americans for "whitewashing" the cast. Director Cameron Crowe said in a response: "I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice. As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be a super-proud one quarter Hawaiian who was frustrated that, by all outward appearances, she looked nothing like one. A half-Chinese father was meant to show the surprising mix of cultures often prevalent in Hawaii. Extremely proud of her unlikely heritage, she feels personally compelled to over-explain every chance she gets. The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that."[5] Emma Stone said that whitewashing was a problem in Hollywood and that she regretted being miscast.[6]


  1. "Box Office: 'San Andreas' Scores Seismic $53.2M Debut; 'Aloha' Bombs". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Aloha". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  3. "Aloha". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  4. "Summer Box-Office Flops: 'Tomorrowland,' 'Fantastic Four' Top List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  5. "Cameron Crowe apologises for casting Emma Stone as 'part-Asian' in Aloha". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  6. "Emma Stone says she understands Hollywood whitewashing after Aloha controversy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-02.

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