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A Film To Watch If You're Very Bored

Ticket To Paradise, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, is a one way ticket to mediocrity.


Universal Pictures has released a new film starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts called "Ticket to Paradise." We've seen this duo before, starting with their performance together in the iconic heist film "Ocean's 11". Since then, they've remained the closest of friends and performed in numerous great pictures. However, this film is one of their more mediocre movies together.

Predictable Story

The plot follows Georgia and David Cotton (played by Roberts and Clooney, respectively), who were married but now have been divorced for years and hate each other. They have a daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), who is graduating college and becoming a lawyer. Lily goes on a vacation to Bali, where she meets Gede (Maxime Bouttier), a seaweed farmer. She instantly falls in love with him and decides to marry him. The rest of the film is about Georgia and David putting their differences aside to try and stop their daughter from throwing her life away in an impulsive marriage. The plot may seem compelling, but the execution is mediocre and predictable. The movie itself is slow, and there are no twists and turns to keep the audience on edge.

Admirable Acting But Comedy Insufficience

The only real saving grace of the film is the acting, especially that of Clooney and Roberts. The two veteran actors have such good chemistry on the screen that you sometimes question if they are the characters they play. While these two steal the show, it wouldn't be right not to mention Kaitlyn Dever and Maxime Bouttier, who give decent performances on their part. The rest of the film, however, is just average.

Usually, when a film is mediocre or subpar, it attempts to make up for it with excess comedy to get the audience to laugh. However, Ticket to Paradise isn't even that funny, either. Sure there are hilarious one-liners here and there, most of them coming from Clooney's fantastic performance. But the movie as a whole is not funny enough to compensate for the lack of being interesting. Nothing about this film captivates the audience except perhaps the beautiful scenery of the locations they filmed at.

Closing Critiques

While this movie lacked excitement and thrill, it wasn't a complete disaster. It had a sensible storyline scattered with hilarious one-liners to keep the audience laughing. However, it doesn't surprise the viewers and maintains a very predictable, straightforward plot. If you happen to be very bored this weekend, give this film a shot. However, anyone who values their time shouldn't waste it watching Ticket To Paradise.

Raving Rating: 6.2

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