"Seize the Moment"
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TICKET TO PARADISE is a funny, affable comedy. It also has some touching family moments that extol the bonds between parents and children and the virtues of marriage. There’s also a positive, but light, reference to God. George Clooney and Julia Roberts make the most of their celebrity charisma as the parents. However, TICKET TO PARADISE has a Romantic worldview that promotes living for the moment. It also has some foul language, drunkenness, light innuendo, and implied references to Bali’s Hindu culture. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children and other audiences.
TICKET TO PARADISE stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts in a romantic comedy about a middle-aged divorced couple who try to stop their adult daughter’s sudden marriage to a young man she just met while on vacation in Bali. TICKET TO PARADISE is a funny, affable comedy, with some touching family moments, but it has a light Romantic worldview that promotes living in the moment and contains some foul language, brief drunkenness, light innuendo, and implied references to Bali’s Hindu culture.
The movie opens with the divorced couple, Georgia and David’s, daughter, Lily, assuring her parents they’ll be sitting far apart at Lily’s graduation ceremony from law school. Lily lied, however, and the parents grimace throughout the ceremony, except when they wave at Lily after she gets her diploma.
Lily is traveling to Bali for a vacation with her best friend, Wren, before she starts her law career. David and Lily see them off at the airport, then go their separate ways.
One day in Bali, Lily and Wren go scuba diving but get stranded by their boat. They start swimming the mile or so toward shore when a handsome young man comes by with another boat. Lily is immediately smitten with the young man, whose name is Gede (“Ge-day”), and he with her.
Some 37 days later, Lily separately calls her parents and tells them that she and Gede are getting married, and they’re going to live together in Bali. Of course, after David gets settled in his seat on the commercial plane to Bali, Georgia boards the plane and sits in the same center aisle. Making matters worse, Georgia’s younger French lover, Paul, a pilot, has rearranged his schedule to fly the plane and join her on Bali later.
David and Georgia scheme to stop their daughter’s upcoming nuptials. Will they go too far?
TICKET TO PARADISE is a funny, affable comedy. It also has some touching family moments that extol the bonds between parents and children and the virtues of marriage. George Clooney and Julia Roberts make the most of their inherent charisma as the parents. As the daughter, Kaitlyn Dever of television’s LAST MAN STANDING and JUSTIFIED fits perfectly with them.
Overall, however, TICKET TO PARADISE has a Romantic worldview that promotes living for the moment. TICKET TO PARADISE also has some foul language, drunkenness, light innuendo, and implied references to Bali’s Hindu culture.
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