"No one anchors a rom-com like Julia Roberts." Ticket To Paradise is the movie we’ve been waiting 20 years for.

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If I could dream up the perfect romantic comedy, it would look like Ticket To Paradise.

The highly anticipated new film reunites Ocean's Eleven dream team Julia Roberts and George Clooney — both of whom also turned their practiced hands to producing the film — as divorced parents on extremely bad terms who are forced to face each other after years of no communication.

The ex-spouses are reunited while travelling to Bali together after their daughter Lily (played by Kaitlyn Dever) blindsides them by announcing she's planning to marry a local man there she has just met.

This is where all the classic romantic comedy ingredients come together to serve up the ultimate 'enemies back to lovers' plotline, guaranteed to keep us all highly invested in the fate of this romantic pairing. 

With a story set against the lush and tropical backdrop of Bali, you'll also feel like you've been whisked away on a decadent holiday while watching this story unfold. 

Here's everything you need to know about Ticket To Paradise.

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The plot includes an interesting and romantic twist.

In the film, Julia Roberts and George Clooney's characters were married for five years. Yet, it's safe to say that although their initial love story was a whirlwind, the break-down of their marriage dissolved into a bitter war.


So the former couple is less than thrilled when they find themselves seated next to each other on their long-haul flight to Bali for their daughter's surprise wedding. But this unfortunate coincidence allows them to hatch a secret plot to break-up their daughter and her fiancé before they can marry and repeat the same mistakes they made all those years ago.

Things don't exactly go to plan, however, when the couple's temporary truce to derail their daughter's marriage results in a series of unfortunate and hilarious events.

This was the only script that could entice rom-com queen Julia Roberts to return to the genre.

No one anchors a romantic comedy like Julia Roberts.

The Oscar winner has a list of film credits that have entertained critics and fans alike for decades, kicking her career off with the iconic Pretty Woman before going on to make us believe in true love (or at least truly lovely movies) again with roles in My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill, and Runaway Bride.

When the highly anticipated Ticket To Paradise opens in theatres this year, it will have the historic honour of heralding Julia Roberts’ first time leading a romantic comedy in more than 20 years.

And the first time she and George Clooney, who are both infamous on-screen collaborators and real-life close friends, have starred opposite each other since the 2016 movie Money Monster

Speaking to The New York Times earlier this year, Julia Roberts said she never made an active plan to stay away from romantic comedies.

It was just that until Ticket To Paradise came along; it had taken two decades for her to find a script that completely captivated her and included a character she knew she needed to play.

"People sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that’s gone by that I haven’t done a romantic comedy as my not wanting to do one," Julia told the publication. "If I had read something that I thought was that Notting Hill level of writing or My Best Friend’s Wedding level of madcap fun, I would do it. They didn’t exist until this movie that I just did that Ol Parker wrote and directed.


"Lo and behold, George felt it only worked with me," she said, referencing how George Clooney felt she was the only actress who could take on this part. 

"Somehow we were both able to do it, and off we went."

 Julia Roberts and George Clooney on the set of Ticket to Paradise. Image: Universal Pictures. 


The supporting cast list includes Young Hollywood royalty.

Ticket To Paradise also reunites popular on-screen pairing Kaitlyn Dever and Billie Lourd, who stars as Wren Butler in the film. 

The two critically acclaimed performers starred together in the beloved big screen comedy Booksmart and have since gone on to dominate the entertainment industry.

Kaitlyn Dever starred in the film adaption of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and played a lead role in the headline-making Netflix series Unbelievable, opposite Toni Collette and Merritt Wever.

While Billie Lourd followed in her famous mother Carrie Fisher's footsteps by starring in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and went on to become a fan favourite in the American Horror Story universe.

Both of these young actresses have excellent on-screen chemistry with George and Julia and their shared scenes deliver some of the most laugh-out-loud moments from the movie.

Ticket To Paradise is a return to event movie screenings.

A true romantic comedy is best experienced in a cinema, with your favourite stars up on the big screen and a choc-top in your hand. You need to hear the laughter erupt from your fellow audience members during the movie's most hilarious moments and feel a sense of unity as you swoon together during a particularly romantic on-screen kiss.

The magic of the movies was truly designed to experience a rom-com.

Ticket To Paradise is the romantic comedy we've been waiting 20 years to return to the big screen, so you'll want to bring your family and friends along with you to experience the ultimate love story all over again.

Ticket To Paradise will premiere 15 September, only in cinemas.

Feature Image: Universal Pictures. 

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