Ahh, the good old days. . . Remember those? The time when Julia Roberts and George Clooney reigned supreme on the silver screen? Back when you could watch a fun and frivolous romantic comedy at the movie house? Before the days when the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime used up all of the rom-com magic leaving little for the rest of the Hollywood players? Well, guess what? The classic comedies are back, baby! And this time we get the undisputed King and Queen of the late 90s and early aughts, Roberts and Clooney, bringing their goofy charm and signature guffaw to a theater near year. Enjoy our Ticket To Paradise Review!
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Ticket To Paradise Review
Roberts and Clooney portray a formerly married couple that has not remained on the best of terms. They share a daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), who has recently graduated from college or law school (the writing is unclear here and goes back and forth and is very confusing). Before Lily embarks on her prestigious law career, she and her best friend Wren (Billie Lourd) go on a months-long trip to Bali.
While there, Lily meets Gede (Maxime Bouttier) and falls in love, and quickly gets engaged. Enter Roberts and Clooney to persuade Lily not to rush into anything.
Though the movie is a bit predictable, it does touch on some new rom-com fodder.
What happens when you want what you think is best for your child even when your child is mature and was raised to be independent? How far will you go to make sure they don’t make the same mistakes you do?
This movie is for people who liked the recent flick Lost City starring Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock. It was made for fans of the Mamma Mia! movies (in fact, the writer/director of Ticket to Paradise is responsible for Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again). It’s also for people who love anything with Kate Hudson or Reese Witherspoon in it.
Before you start with the monthslong countdown to Christmas on cable TV, catch Ticket to Paradise. It’s cute and Roberts and Clooney won’t be on basic cable anytime soon.
Check out our list of the best Tickets to Paradise Quotes.
Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. From Working Title, Smokehouse Pictures and Red Om Films, Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.
Directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, writer of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films) from his script with Daniel Pipski, Ticket to Paradise is produced by Tim Bevan (Darkest Hour, The Danish Girl) and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables) for Working Title, by Sarah Harvey (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, co-producer In Bruges), by Deborah Balderstone (Palm Beach, Gone), by George Clooney and Oscar® winner Grant Heslov (Argo, The Midnight Sky ) for Smokehouse Pictures and by Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill (both co-executive producers, the Homecoming series) for Red Om Films.
Ticket to Paradise is filmed on location in Queensland, Australia, aided by incentives from the Australian federal government and from Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.