Ticket To Paradise

Julia Roberts and George Clooney back together again. Somebody pinch me.

Georgia (Roberts) and David (Clooney) are divorced parents who have been struggling to get along ever since they split up nineteen years ago. When their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) announces that she’s engaged to Gede (Maxime Bouttier), an islander she met while on vacation, they fly to Bali in hopes of stopping her from making the same mistake they thought they did.

There was nothing special or groundbreaking about this romantic comedy, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. We’ve seen a similar formula play out many times before and when it works, it works well. This was one of those instances. While the jokes didn’t always land and the comedic moments felt slightly wooden, I didn’t bargain for all those emotions that came about.

At its heart, this film is about the bond of a family. Regardless of Georgia and David’s issues, I love the relationship that each of them had with Lily. You could tell that both parents really cared for their daughter and only wanted what was best for her just as you could tell Lily looked up to them. It was so great seeing Roberts and Clooney back together again. Such seasoned actors, they were in top form here and played their roles perfectly.

Overall, Ticket To Paradise is not a movie that I would rush back to see again anytime soon, but I am very glad that I had the chance too see it at all. With its great cast and stunning locations, I was transported away into another time and place for an afternoon.

Rating: ♥♥♥

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