“Ticket to paradise”, journey to the good life.

ticket to paradise (VF of Ticket to Paradise) directed by Ol Parker, (the director of Mama Mia! Here we go again), is a joyful film that makes people forget negative feelings and brings out the smiles of the viewers. It feels like accompanying Julia Robert and George Clooney on their trip to Bali and being able to immerse yourself in the beautiful and often unknown Indonesian culture.

By Paula Casillas, production manager and María Casillas collaborating journalist

ticket to paradise, released in fall 2022, is a romantic comedy in which a divorced culp, portrayed by Julia Roberts and George Clooney, and unable to share the same space without sowing discord, travels to Bali for the unexpected wedding of their daughter desperately in love with a native she met a month earlier. For the first time, the characters played by our two Hollywood stars form a team whose sole purpose is to try to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.

Although the story is simple, the dialogues not very complex and the filming not very elaborate, the film is funny and pleasant to watch from start to finish. George Clooney and Julia Roberts manage to surpass themselves again with a masterful interpretation that forces you not to move from your seat during the 104 minutes that the film lasts. The objective, which director OI Parker seems to have achieved, is among other things to put the viewers in a good mood while giving them a good life lesson: sometimes you have to be less strict with yourself and try to live the life in the most peaceful way possible always with good feelings.

In the end, each country has its own culture and each person also has their way of being. More developed countries sometimes have a tendency to criticize underdeveloped countries, a cultural mixture often causes a lot of problems within families. Many parents think that their children should follow the same path as them, study and marry someone who has the same “status” as them or even above them and who has the same cultural “level”. than their children.

However, this is not what will ensure you a happier life, love has no borders and the feeling that we feel towards a person is stronger than all these prejudices. ” One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes” said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in his famous novel The little Prince. And that’s one of the ideas that wants to be conveyed in this film, you have to know how to go beyond appearances and listen to your heart.

It’s a film to have a good time, to make us forget the winter, the cold and travel to another part of the globe with two magnificent actors. Another actor, worthy of mention, is the recently famous Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris). The latter plays the role of the new boyfriend of Julia Roberts, 20 years younger. Their relationship is treated in the mode of parody and slap stick with an interpretation of the duo that gives off no chemistry between them.

Contrary to what one might think with all these magnificent landscapes, ticket to paradise was filmed in Queensland, Australia, with the assistance of incentives from the Australian Federal Government and the Program Production Strategy of the State of Queensland.

Technical sheet

Original title : Ticket to Paradise

Year: 2022

Country: United States

Directed by: Ol Parker

Screenplay: Daniel Piski

With: Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Lucas Bravo

Production Company: Red Om Films, Smoke House Pictures, Universal Pictures, Working Title Films

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Generic: United States. 104 mins (VOA).
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“Ticket to paradise”, journey to the good life. – Impact Campus