“Ticket to Paradise” sees Julia Roberts and George Clooney at the lowest point in their careers.
Frankfurt – Warning, this film is a sham! The supposed Hollywood dream couple Julia Roberts and George Clooney, who have already worked together in various companies such as “Oceans Eleven” (2001), “Confessions – Confession oa Dangerous Mind” (2002) or “Money Monster” (2016), will not change that stood in front of the camera, but has never mimed lovers.
“Ticket to Paradise” is supposed to be set on the Indonesian island of Bali. But it was shot in the Australian state of Queensland in the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast and off the east coast on the Whitsunday Islands (German: Whitsunday Islands). Admittedly, it looks nice there, but the oily play of the two main actors and the predictable RomCom (short for “Romantic Comedy”) are anything but heavenly.
“Ticket to Paradise”: Julia Roberts and George Clooney at the low point of their careers
They hate each other, even though they were once married: Whenever the two ex-husbands David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Julia Roberts) meet, they both roll their eyes at first, and then immediately verbally at each other to bludgeon. In prehistoric times it was different. To this day, only their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) bears witness to this.
She has just graduated from university and now wants to stretch out on all fours with her friend Wren (Billie Lourd) on the beach in Bali. But when she meets local Gede (Maxime Bouttier), it’s love at first sight. Of course, Georgia and David want TOGETHER to prevent the two from walking down the aisle. They board the next plane to save their daughter from a mistake they once made themselves…
The anno 2022 of “Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again director Ol Parker’s shockingly lamely staged nod to the classic screwball comedy à la It Happened One Night (1934) and Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938) presents the one-time Pretty Woman attraction and 1997’s “Sexiest Man Alive” at the low point of her Hollywood career.
They really don’t have to do much apart from a permanent, downright moronic grin on their faces, which have aged in an exemplary manner, and irrelevant lines of dialogue, which they utter in a kind of constant argument until the unsurprising happy end of the reunion. This feeds the thought that the two themselves had a nice vacation while filming on the fifth continent.
|title||Ticket to Paradise|
|production country||United States|
|occupation||Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Kaitlyn Dever and others|
|script||Daniel Pipski, Ol Parker|
|age rating||FSK 6|
Julia Roberts plays in “Ticket to Paradise” as the parody of Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts plays like the Julia Roberts parody: a bit bitchy and annoyed by the insipid lovemaking around her. As a would-be Cary grant, George Clooney can’t hold a candle to the same. And Ol Parker is not Frank Capra or Ernst Lubitsch. The dramaturgical genre structure of the two comedy geniuses is also set up in his work, but important ingredients such as speed, verve, escalation and, above all, the unpredictability of events are sorely lacking in his production.
Involuntarily, Kaitlyn Dever unmasks the blunt activities of her film parents, who are ashamed of others, when she asks them: “Have you made a pact to kill yourself after me. Dear God, send us an asteroid!” (Marc Hairapetian)