“Ticket to Paradise” review

Story posted November 3, 2022 in Arts & Entertainment by Adam Sheetz.

“Ticket to Paradise” was the return of George Clooney and Julia Roberts to the big screen for an entertaining romantic-comedy. Clooney and Roberts take the viewer on an entertaining ride as their characters try to break up their daughter's wedding.

The film begins with David (Clooney) and Georgia (Roberts), who are divorced and hate each other but are attending the graduation ceremony of their daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Dever). The characters fight throughout the scene until they send Lily off on vacation after the ceremony.

Lily falls in love while on vacation in Bali with Gede (Maxime Bouttier), and they agree to get married just 37 days after they meet. David and Georgia race to the island to try and stop the wedding and return their daughter back home to start her law career.

While trying to break up the happy couple, David and Georgia rekindle their relationship and start to respect each other more and more. By the end of the film, David and Georgia reconnect in their relationship and stay with Lily and Gede in paradise, with Georgia and David jumping off a ferry as the screen fades to black.

The mix of romance and comedy in this film is very good, and makes for some truly entertaining scenes. Clooney and Roberts’ chemistry is perfect, and their comedic timing helps give the comedy aspect to the film.

An example of this is when they are fighting on the plane to go get their daughter home. Clooney and Roberts timing is on point and the interactions between the two while they are fighting makes for some great comedy.

The romance aspect is less prevalent, but there between the two main couples of the film. The relationship between Lily and Gede is perfect for the story the writers were telling, and Devers and Bouttier put on a great performance mixing their comedy while also making the audience truly care about their relationship.

Georgia and David rekindle a lot of the feelings they explain they had during their youth when they gave birth to Lily. By the climax of the film, you are dying for Georgia to dump her pilot boyfriend and return to David, and all works out in the end.

Arguably the best part of the film is the setting of the film. Director Ol Parker does a great job showcasing the beauty of Australia, where the movie was filmed, and creates truly breath-taking scenes.

When the two couples are stuck on an abandoned island, the setting takes center stage as the sunset and sunrise showcase the beauty that surrounds the film. The beaches are beautiful as well, creating a place that everyone would want to live at.
“Ticket to Paradise” is your everyday “Rom-Com” with the right mix of romance and funny scenes to mix in. Add that to a star-studded cast and a beautiful setting, and the film creates a life of its own in the process.

The film creates perfect cinematography, and is a must-watch at the box office.

Rating: 4.5/5

Adam Sheetz is a third year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email ads360@psu.edu.

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Adam Sheetz is a third year student from Reedsville, Pennsylvania majoring in broadcast journalism. He has been a broadcaster for WCHX 105.5 FM in Mifflin County covering high school sports. He has also been a member of CommRadio since his first semester at Penn State, being involved in both the Arts and Sports departments. Adam has extensive experience in a play-by-play setting within CommRadio, covering football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball for the station. He has done written content for CommRadio ranging from Penn State football articles all the way to discussing Disney Channel movies. To contact Adam, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).