Ticket to Paradise

Published October 30, 2022

Ticket to Paradise

Film info

  • Title Ticket to Paradise
  • Director Ol Parker
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 44m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline They're in this together for better or worse

Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up as exes who find themselves on a shared mission: to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:49 “They thought I could do better.” Than George Clooney?
6:27 Who says dad and mum in that order?
11:31 Love, love, loving Billie Lourde in this.
14:32 “What you do diminishes what you do.”
20:14 Mr Seaweed.
30:12 He’s doing them the honour of a speech in English and they’re just talking all through it.
38:06 She doing the hard stuff and he just taking the bins out and getting stuff off high shelves. Sounds familiar!
39:15 How did she do the banana trick?
52:03 Beer pong with a spirit doesn’t seem like a good idea at all.
55:04 It’s giving me a hangover just watching them.
58:43 “Well my dad couldn’t have known that.” Haha.
1:01:33 Eeeew snake.
1:13:05 “Morning, how’d you sleep?” “You know, outside.”
1:24:09 You really can’t have second thoughts if you’re literally bound together.
1:28:11 Re-proposed.


I had high hopes for this because, you know, George and Julia, and it lived up to the hype! A solid rom-com, funny and with a good story and a happy ending. What I wasn’t expecting was for Billie Lourd to steal the show, but if I’d known she was in it I probably would have expected that too.

There are some lingering questions I have about that story, mostly about the logistics of an entire family just giving up their lives and moving to Bali, but also about the banana. How did Julia do that? Turns out it wasn’t magic but a needle trick. Amazing.

Ultimately a feel good story, if not particularly groundbreaking. Some of the best of Hollywood enjoying themselves, and some up and comers doing a great job too. Top work.

Rating: 5 / 5

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