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Ticket to Paradise

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clooney and Roberts elevate cute, booze-filled romcom.

Movie PG-13 2022 104 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+
The white tourists? Why is their color of ANY importance?!
4 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Great movie kids will love the action and great positive role models to help them grow in life.

I really liked all the nice and positive messages and Families keep in mind that it has a little bit of drinking but overall it’s a great movie and anyone over the age of 10-11 should be good to watch this movie

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Great messages
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
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Clooney and Roberts bring their nearly irresistible charm to this banter-filled enemies-to-lovers romcom. Ticket to Paradise marks the superstars' fifth big-screen collaboration; it's unlikely to rank above the Ocean's films for most fans, but it will intrigue moviegoers hoping to see them in a romcom together. While the "young love" part of the storyline is of the insta-love variety -- the scene where Gede first meets Lily is almost laughably obvious -- the relationship between David and Georgia coasts on the gravitas of the stars' chemistry. It's not the funny, sizzling, sexy coupledom that fans might hope for, but there's an undeniable delight in watching the two appealing actors on screen together. Billie Lourd provides notable comic-relief as Lily's supportive (and boozy) best friend, and Lucas Bravo is particularly funny as Georgia's overly adoring younger French boyfriend, who happens to be the pilot on the flight from Chicago to Bali.

The movie's setting is also utterly gorgeous. Director Ol Parker, working from a screenplay by Daniel Pipski, captures the place and the people -- albeit primarily as a lovely background for these American sweethearts. There's a seemingly respectful nod to Balinese marital customs, as well as a large Indonesian supporting cast playing Gede's family (although only his on-screen parents and sister get many lines). But the story is told from the gaze of tourists, so there's lots of exposition to explain the different ceremonies -- and even more moments of ecotourist sightseeing, including hiking, swimming with dolphins, and hiking to different temples. All of it is accompanied by the rat-a-tat-tat of Clooney and Roberts' sniping, sometimes playfully, sometimes angrily, but always headed to the inevitability of these two movie stars having a ball together.

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