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Ticket to Paradise
         review by Bobby Blakey

George Clooney and Julia Roberts have proven to be a great team on screen working together in numerous films including Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Money Monster. Now they have teamed up once again with Mama Mia! Here We Go Again director Ol Parker for Ticket to Paradise co-starring Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, and Lucas Bravo. Could this superstar duo once again bring the magic or will they get lost in paradise?

Ticket to Paradise follows exes who find themselves on a shared mission: to stop their love struck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

While I do in fact love a lot of her movies, I have never been a big Julia Roberts fan. There is something about these two together though that just works. I was looking forward to this film just to see the two of them together and as expected they are great on screen, but sadly put into a film that is pretty generic.

The movie is not bad mind you, its just so by the numbers it has little ambition to do anything new with the powerhouse stars they have to lead it. Its entertaining and does offer up some laughs and heart, but its one of those rom com films that you pretty much know everything that is going to happen for the most part just due to its formulaic nature. This isn’t always a bad thing as it keeps things light and fun, but I just hoped for more.

Needless to say they seem to be having a great time and it does help the film to elevate more so than it might have with lesser stars. The location

alone makes for some beautiful visuals and even helps to do some new things with the story, but not so much that you feel like you are seeing something you haven’t seen a thousand times.

In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including behind-the-scenes featurettes showcasing even more hijinks with Roberts, Clooney and the rest of the cast, and take a peek into the filming process.

Decide for yourself and grab your copy of Ticket to Paradise available now on digital and then on Blu-ray and DVD on December 13th from Universal Home Entertainment.

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