‘Ticket to Paradise’ film evaluation: George Clooney, Julia Roberts in a cheerful, genial rom-com

The simple camaraderie between George Clooney and Julia Roberts and lovely location make this amiable rom-com the most effective form of eye sweet

The simple camaraderie between George Clooney and Julia Roberts and lovely location make this amiable rom-com the most effective form of eye sweet

Although George Clooney apparently swore by no means to do a rom-com after One Advantageous Day (1996), he’s irresistible on this one. Oh to look into these gleeful, twinkly eyes and that toothy grin! And what can one say about Julia Roberts? Regardless of saying she is “too previous to really feel younger” within the movie, America’s sweetheart seems to be completely beautiful and her 1000-watt smile is most positively infectious.

Ticket to Paradise

Director: Ol Parker

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Maxime Bouttier, Lucas Bravo

Storyline: A divorced couple decides to collaborate to sabotage their daughter’s marriage ceremony in Bali

Runtime: 104 minutes

The duo are coming collectively for the fifth time following Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Confessions of a Harmful Thoughts (2002), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and Cash Monster (2016), and their easy camaraderie makes for equally straightforward viewing.

David (Clooney) and Georgia (Roberts) married after they had been younger, and silly and divorced when life intervened. Their daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), and her good friend, Wren (Billie Lourd), head to Bali for a break after graduating from legislation faculty. Lily falls in love with a seaweed farmer, Gede (Maxime Bouttier), and decides to surrender the hi-flying profession ready for her again within the U.S for the easy life.

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David and Georgia determine to bury the hatchet to make sure that Lily doesn’t throw her life and profession away for a beautiful man she has simply met in probably the most stunning place on earth, to paraphrase Georgia. And so the squabbling couple will get on a aircraft to Bali, piloted by Georgia’s unfairly good-looking boyfriend, Paul (Lucas Bravo), to avoid wasting their daughter from herself.

Queensland, Australia standing in for Bali is beautiful and so are all the attractive folks in beautiful beachwear sipping elegantly unique cocktails. There may be nothing to dislike about this genial movie, with its consuming video games, break-ups and make-ups, the grand kiss set to swelling orchestral music, and the obligatory sprint to the airport — a ferry journey to the airport this time.

It’s alright for Mr. Clooney to do a movie with no message every so often, as shallow waters are therapeutic too.

Ticket to Paradise is at present working in theatres

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