A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Maxime Bouttier, Billie Lourd, Lucas Bravo
Director: Ol Parker
akoaytao1234 - 13 January 2023 Problematic Tired Romcom Clooney and Roberts shows their romcoms chops as a has-been-in-a-relationship couple, who is forced to go see each other for their daughter's destination wedding. When their relationships, and their plan for their daughter collide, things go south BUT in true romcom way things also went north.
Tired story. Predictable plot. And to be honest, just lazy actions. Its everything tried and done in a romcom without any recourse to bring something more to the table. I also did not like how they film portray the central couple clear racism as because 'they have better plans for their daughter' but steer away from these discussion forthright. They even tried to put it in perspective by saying his has a Whole foods deal, so he is not just a seaweed guy. Not really a great reason to like a person lol, whom you have clear 'biases' of.
I also felt the use of hapa for an indigenous role from a film that has a fish out of water cultural exchange portion: half-assed and ultimately uncomfortable in hindsight. I wish they contextualized it at least, its not bad but would have been nicer to also touch upon given the clear racial content of the film .
Overall, problematic and barely saved by the presence of Roberts and Clooney.
Mr-Topshotta - 3 January 2023 "TICKET TO PARADISE" REVIEW Directed and Co-Written by Ol Parker. A runtime of one hour and forty-four minutes. Streaming on Peacock with a PG-13 rating. "David Cotton" played by George Clooney and his ex-wife "Georgia Cotton" played by Julia Roberts can't stand each other. At one point In life, when they still had a love for one another some twenty-five years ago they made "Lily Cotton" played by Kaitlyn Dever.
"Lily" just graduated from college and is about to start her next phase of life being a lawyer. Because of this, her best friend "Wren Butler" played by Billie Lourd takes a well-needed vacation to Bali. But there the unthinkable happens." Lilly" falls in love with a local "Gede" played by Maxime Bouttier.
After a whirlwind relationship. "Lily" invites her parents to Bali to meet "Gede" and be a part of their soon-to-be forever bond. "David" and "Georgia" will have to put their bickering ways aside. Find a way to come together and stop their daughter from making what they think is a grave mistake.
"Ticket to Paradise" had beautiful cinematography. It was supposed to be Bali but they filmed in Australia. I've been there once and it is gorgeous but it's also extremely deadly. I recommend experiencing that beauty at least once in your lifetime.
As far as the film, it was funny and a good romance. Not overly sappy. It had two heavyweights in it, Julia Roberts and George Clooney. The younger actors held their own. The whole cast was good. I enjoyed it. The banter between George and Julia was great. It was a funny, fun film with a beautiful backdrop. I give it four mor fires 🔥🔥🔥🔥.