It’s been six years since Hollywood darlings Julia Roberts and George Clooney shared the silver screen in 2016’s Money Monster. Now, the beloved duo are finally come back together on the big screen once more.
Ticket to Paradise sees the award-winning couple star as a sour divorced couple who are attending their daughter’s destination wedding to a man who she’s just met. Believing that she is about to make exactly the same mistake they did years ago, they imaginatively team up to set her plans awry.
It may sound like your everyday romcom stitch-up however Ticket to Paradise promises so much more. From laugh-out-loud comedy to a brilliant cast, this sincere hit has everything you need from an uplifting cinema session: captivating talent, plenty of laughter and all the far-flung travel inspiration you could dream of. Oh, and the relatable reality of dealing with your parents questioning your life choices. What’s not to love?
The movie starts with divorced duo David (George Clooney) and Georgia Cotton (Julia Roberts) who talking about each other to their respective friends. They feel that they hurried into their marriage 25 years earlier and didn’t pay attention to those that told them it was a very bad idea, and now they hate each other – a lot.
In the meantime, their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) is preparing for their graduation with her best friend Wren Butler (Billie Lourd). In spite of Lily telling her parents that they are not sitting next to each other, David and Georgia find out that they are and they soon begin arguing and trying to outdo each other with being supportive of Lily.
The very next day, David and Georgia take Lily and a quite hungover Wren to the airport as they go on a holiday in Bali. David and Georgia then passive-aggressively say goodbye to each other in the hopes of never needing to see each other again.
In Bali, Wren and Lily go swimming and are separated from their boat and have to start attempting to swim back to the island. They are discovered by a handsome young local who is named Gede (Maxime Bouttier), who tugs the girls into his boat and promptly sparks up a shared attraction with Lily.
At night, Gede invites her and Wren to go clubbing. He spends more time with Lily as they learn more about each other. Lily talks about how she feels about life now that she graduated, while Gede tells her about how he’s a seaweed farmer and what he does. In the morning, Lily joins Gede as he works the seaweed. It is clear they are now in love.
Over a month later, David contacts Georgia as Lily sent them both an email informing them that she and Gede are now engaged. Georgia and David promptly fly off to Bali to try and break up the wedding.
Overall, it’s indeed a Ticket to Paradise thanks to all the stunning locations, incredible people, fun, emotions and a memorable experience. It’s as entertaining as playing at the best online casino South Africa has to offer, and the scenery is as exotic. In the movie you get to see the humble and vibrant Bali culture and there’s never a dull moment. It’s a rom com that should be on your watch list.