Full of laughs and sweeping landscapes that will make you want to head to Bali – Ticket to Paradise is in theaters this weekend. If you didn’t already have the urge to travel, the movie will give you that while filling your urge for a classic rom-com movie that we’ve been greatly lacking. It’s been a while since we’ve had a romcom that not only makes you laugh but will hit the viewer’s feelings just right.
Ticket to Paradise follows Georgia (Julia Roberts) and David (George Clooney) Cotton, a divorced couple who don’t get along – but are forced together when their daughter is graduating college and later when she emails them to say she’s getting married in Bali. The couple fights their way until they have to join up to stop their daughter’s wedding – so she doesn’t repeat their mistakes. Of course, the movie isn’t that simple, and the couple grossly underestimate their daughter’s future husband and his family. Their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) and her friend Wren (Billie Lourd), work together to keep the wedding on track and to forge their own paths.
While the movie is set in Bali, and does play homage to the Balinese culture and practices – the movie was completely shot in Australia. More specifically the Gold Coast and on beaches close to Brisbane in Queensland. Which offers the perfect setting for a tropical romance. It makes you want to hop on a plane and head off to a your own personal paradise. If the movie was actually filmed in Bali, it would be the perfect movie for a tourism board to draw more people to Bali.
With a great cast, a fun story and beautiful location – Ticket to Paradise is a rom-com that will have audiences falling in love with the location and the story. Ticket to Paradise will be in theaters everywhere this weekend. Not only is the chemistry between the cast palpable, but they bring to the screen one of the best rom-coms in a long time. While it may have some predictable and goofy parts, that is part of the fun of the movie. It’s easily going to become one of the rom-com movies that fans will go back and watch over and over.
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About Ticket to Paradise:
Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. From Working Title, Smokehouse Pictures and Red Om Films, Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.
Directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, writer of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films) from his script with Daniel Pipski, Ticket to Paradise is produced by Tim Bevan (Darkest Hour, The Danish Girl) and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables) for Working Title, by Sarah Harvey (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, co-producer In Bruges), by Deborah Balderstone (Palm Beach, Gone), by George Clooney and Oscar® winner Grant Heslov (Argo, The Midnight Sky ) for Smokehouse Pictures and by Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill (both co-executive producers, the Homecoming series) for Red Om Films.
Ticket to Paradise is filmed on location in Queensland, Australia, aided by incentives from the Australian federal government and from Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.