Escape with a Ticket to Paradise


Rachel Niemeyer

Ticket to Paradise movie ticket stub and poster at Four Star Cinema.

Rachel Niemeyer and Caleb Logston, Co-Editor-In-Chief and Staff Writer


This Friday, the romance comedy Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney hit national theaters. Many have shared their excitement to see the charming actors share the screen again. The two haven’t collaborated since their 2016 movie Money Monster. More notable titles of theirs include the Ocean’s trilogy. 

Ocean’s 11 is one of my favorite movies because, first of all, it stars George Clooney,” said senior Eli Arp. “His chemistry with Julia Roberts makes the movie an amazing watch.” 

Since his epic display of talent and fetching personality on the hit medical drama TV show ER, George Clooney has been the actor every guy wants to be and every girl wants to be with. The excitement to see him in theaters again for Ticket to Paradise is almost unanimous. 

“I feel like this movie is gonna be really good because George Clooney is one of my favorite actors and has been in some of my favorite movies,” senior Trent Lopez said. “The movie looks like it’s going to be played very well and will be very well thought out and planned.” 

The same adoration goes for actress Julia Roberts. She has become a beloved staple in romance and coming-of-age movies. From her emotional performances in Wonder, Stepmom, and Steel Magnolias, to her undeniable humor and relatability in Notting Hill, Eat Pray Love, and My Best Friend’s Wedding, it makes it apparent that she is a captivating artist that makes the audience completely transfixed in any role she portrays. 

Ticket to Paradise was a comical watch with so many great moments. It was heartfelt, yet didn’t lack Clooney’s sarcasm and Roberts’ charisma. In the movie, Roberts and Clooney are playing a divorced couple with palpable tension when together. Roberts’ character, Georgia, joked that she doesn’t like to stay in the same time zone as Clooney’s character, David, if she can help it. They are summoned to the same place when their daughter, Lily, graduates from law school. 

Shortly after graduation, Lily goes on a celebratory trip with her best friend to Bali. There, she finds true love with one of the island natives, Gede. Swept up in romance, Lily says yes to his marriage proposal. David and Georgia, feeling she will soon regret her decision, make their way to the island with the intention of secretly sabotaging the wedding. 

Throughout their scheming, they begin to discover that their indifference towards each other may be misplaced and that Lily doesn’t have to make the same mistakes that they did.