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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 Paws

Ticket to Paradise

Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Smokehouse Productions and Red Om Films present a PG-13, 104-minute, Comedy, Romance, directed and written by Ol Parker and screenplay by Daniel Pipski with a theater release date of October 21, 2022.

David (George Clooney) was once married to Georgia (Julia Roberts) but the years divorced are much longer than the years they were married but at least one good thing came out of it, their daughter lily (Kaitlyn Dever). Hating each other Lily’s parents always come together when it concerns something about Lily even though they hated seeing each other.

Lily had just graduated from law school with her best friend to the end, Lauren (Romy Poulier) who along with Lily they decided to take a trip to Bali before starting jobs in America. But the unexpected happened in the waters of Bali, Lily locked eyes with Gede (Maxime Bouttier) and the romance began leading shortly into a wedding.

Meanwhile, mom and dad are on a plane to Bali, which is being flown by Georgia’s French pilot boyfriend, Paul (Lucas Bravo). This kind of creates a triangle but not so much with Lily and Gede but more so with Georgia, David and Paul but just wait to see what happened there! David and Georgia do not agree on much any more but they do agree on trying to break up their daughter’s wedding so that Lily will return to America and work as an attorney for a big firm. So does the parents plan work or does it backfire either way the story is exciting, funny, loving and romantic.

I loved the direction and the writing but it is the cinematography which is out of this world. Even though the film was actually shot in Australia it surely had me longing for Bali. Clooney is clever, funny and all around dramatically hysterical. Roberts is always going to be that pretty woman but she makes herself into a caring mom here. Dever really could be their daughter based on character and looks so she fits in perfectly along side Bouttier who happens to be hauntingly handsome, all in a good way. Poulier is a great side-kick adding an ounce of levity and Bravo is quite the young enthusiast himself. All together I highly recommend this rom-com for all. As for the animals there are quite a few, birds, snakes, a hunted pig and some adorable dolphins all of which are portrayed well except for the possible outcome of porky.

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