Clooney and Robert’s only rescue

If you’re tired of our rainy little country, buy a cinema ticket to Ticket to Paradise to be in sunny Bali for an hour and 45 minutes. It’s entertaining to watch Julia Roberts and George Clooney fall in love again, but it’s even more fun to watch them bicker.

You often hear people complain that they don’t make rom-coms like those from 25 years ago – one with a charming cast, witty script and iconic location. Ticket to Paradise promises to meet all those requirements and that’s why it’s the Film Review of the Week here Subway.

Always working formulas

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of comedy in this movie, especially when David (Clooney) and Georgia (Roberts) fire insults at each other. They play divorced parents who are forced to see each other again because their daughter is head over heels to marry a seaweed farmer in Bali. To prevent their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) from saying yes, they bury the hatchet and try to stop the wedding together.

It is a classic formula of various clichés. Exes who reunite, enemies who fall in love and have to work together against their will. It works well in Ticket to Paradise. You’re waiting for Clooney and Robers to realize they’ve fallen in love again, and when that moment finally arrives, it doesn’t disappoint.

Dolphin Fail in Ticket to Paradise

You understand in the first fifteen minutes why the film Ticket to Paradise is called. You see on the screen the beautiful landscape of an Indonesian island. At least, that’s the illusion the viewer gets. The film was not shot in Bali at all, but in Australia. Another actress we encounter in the film is Billie Lourd. She plays Wren, daughter Lily’s best friend. The two actresses previously played together in Olivia Wilde’s booksmart, a more modern and very good version of Super Bad. Wren is surprisingly not a superfluous cheerful note, partly thanks to her the dose of jokes is finely divided.

Ticket to Paradise
Source: Universal Pictures

One of the lesser aspects of the film are the dolphins. Of course, such a dazzling scene of the sea cannot be missed, but when you see the CGI-created animals, you actually want to look away because of how fake it looks. It is almost inconceivable that the film has a budget for A-list actors, but not for good special effects.

Julia Roberts’ long-awaited rom-com return

The director of this movie is Ol Parker. He wrote and directed, among other things: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, the sequel to the story of the same name in which a daughter tries to bring her parents together on a sunny island. The plot is not original, but it is entertaining.

What makes this movie worth watching is the acting of the lead actors. Despite not appearing in rom-coms for twenty years, Roberts has certainly not forgotten it. Ticket to Paradise isn’t going to be a classic like pretty woman or notting Hillit is a nice addition to her careerere. The chemistry that the Oscar-Having winners together makes this predictable story easily manageable.

Ticket to Paradise
Source: Universal Pictures

It’s a great movie to watch if you want to get away from the real world for a while. Don’t assume plot twists or wow effects: it’s actually exactly what you expect. During the credits, the viewer will see all kinds of bloopers passing by. That gives even more the feel goodvibe again, because it becomes clear that the cast is also joking with each other outside of the acting. You are guaranteed to leave the cinema with a smile on your face.

Rating from 5: 2.5

SubwayYou can read the film review of the week every Wednesday around 6 p.m. New titles always appear in Dutch cinemas on Thursdays, such as Ticket to Paradise (sometimes also on Wednesdays). Reporter Erik Jonk chooses one every week.

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