Ticket to Paradise
The film follows Wren Butler, a recent University of Chicago graduate who accompanies her best friend Lily to a post-graduation jaunt to Bali. Lily's abrupt decision to marry a Balinese local triggers her parents to team to try and stop her from repeating their mistake from 25 years ago. Wren stays in Bali for the engagement/wedding festivities and, in the process, finds her own love with a local doctor.
Kaitlyn Dever, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
- "The tension between the two leads is by far the most entertaining aspect of the film. Nobody would pretend that we are getting sparring to compare with Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant, but both actors know how to bristle convincingly."
- Irish Times
- "Clooney and Roberts are on form. This is exactly the genre in which they can dial up their charms to 12 and distract you from the fact that the movie itself is generic, predictable and loses momentum about midway through."
- "It’s a joy to watch Julia Roberts and George Clooney fall in love. It’s an even greater joy to watch them bicker... They’re heirs to that great screwball tradition."
- Independent (UK)