(USA, 105 min.)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin
Ahahana! [pronounced: ah hah hah' nah !] reportedly means “Shame on you! / You're gonna get it!” in Hawaiian according to a website that’s just a lazy Google search away. One's initial impulse is to leave the theatre join in the chorus of critics, Hawaiians, and, probably, gods chanting Ahahana! to Cameron Crowe for his disappointing misfire Aloha. Aloha feels as if Crowe simply did a quick search on Hawaiian myth and folklore (keyword: ‘hawaiian love spirits’) and used the first hit that came up to pepper this sunny rom-com with the soul of the gods.