The trailer for Ticket to Paradise is a ticket for one of the most rote, dated rom-coms in recent memory—not a turbulent, thrilling flight but an old train coming out of retirement for one more ride down the rails, making all the familiar stops along the way.
Honestly, the trailer doesn’t even need to exist. This is a movie that is exactly the sum of the parts given in its summary: “George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made.” It comes from co-writer and director Ol Parker, who previously gave us the lukewarm fluff of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and two Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films.
You get it, right? It’s exactly that. Our review will read, “Few genuine laughs, but a charming cast and the undeniable chemistry of its Ocean’s reunion barely manage to keep this comedy’s head above its tepid island waters. Fine for when you have your own ticket to paradise and need a 96-minute distraction on the flight. C+.”
Ticket to Paradise hits the big screen October 21 before heading to more aptly-sized screens on Peacock 45 days later.