Again in her romantic comedy groove to smash one more marriage ceremony, Julia Roberts is true the place she belongs in “Ticket To Paradise.”
Oh, and George Clooney is returning to the style, too, with the previous costars taking part in a bitterly divorced couple who staff as much as thwart their daughter’s upcoming nuptials.
Within the first trailer for the movie from director Ol Parker ― accountable for one other future Criterion Assortment contender “Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more” ― Clooney and Roberts cross paths on a flight to Bali, the place their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) has chosen to get married throughout a post-graduation journey.
“Worst 19 years of my life,” Clooney remarks upon first laying eyes on Roberts.
“We had been solely married for 5,” she shoots again, to which he responds, “I’m together with the restoration.”
Exuding some throwback rom-com magic, the 2 quickly determine to name a truce, as they concoct schemes to trick Lily into dumping her future husband, together with stealing the couple’s marriage ceremony rings.
However, finally, we’re right here to see two titans exude most ranges of allure in a tropical locale. And they also do, because the pair swim with dolphins, throw again pictures collectively and tear up a dance ground ― all whereas deliciously hurling insults one another’s manner. Basic will-they-won’t-they-get-back-together hijinks naturally guarantee.
Clooney and Roberts beforehand starred collectively in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Cash Monster.”
Clooney, who hasn’t appeared in a conventional rom-com since 1996′s “One Superb Day,” mentioned the 2 stars had the “time of their lives” working collectively once more.
“On this one Julia and I simply get to be imply to one another within the funniest manner, and the minute I learn it I referred to as Julia, and I mentioned, ‘Did you get this?’ and she or he mentioned, ‘Yeah,’ and I mentioned ‘Are you going to do it?’ and she or he goes ’Are you going to do it? and I mentioned, ‘Yeah, if you happen to do it,’” he advised Deadline. “So, it was simply a kind of very fortunate issues.”
Roberts, in the meantime, mentioned it was “pleasure to play in that sandbox” once more after taking a 20-year break from rom-coms.
“If I had learn one thing that I believed was that “Notting Hill” stage of writing or “My Greatest Good friend’s Marriage ceremony” stage of madcap enjoyable, I might do it. They didn’t exist till this film,” she mentioned of the upcoming flick in a current interview. “George felt it solely labored with me. By some means we had been each capable of do it, and off we went.”
“Ticket to Paradise,” which additionally stars Billie Lourd, Lucas Bravo, and Maxime Bouttier, hits theaters Oct. 21. Watch the trailer beneath.