TICKET TO PARADISE – Review by Susan Granger

Booking Ticket to Paradise is for those of us who yearn for an old-fashioned romantic comedy, starring two of the most appealing movie stars from yesteryear who still have impeccable chemistry. Bali is certainly beautiful but is living in paradise enough to sustain a marriage over the long run? It’s predictable and formulaic but there are enough amusing chuckles along the way to justify a visit.

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TICKET TO PARADISE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

At one point in Ticket to Paradise, George Clooney and Julia Roberts hit an outdoor dance floor. He bobs his head up and around like an owl startled from a burrow. Both do the running man, wiggle their arms in a wave, and jump around to early 1990s hip-hop while Roberts uncorks that distinctive laugh. Such goofy shenanigans are few in Ticket to Paradise.The film is pleasant enough if you’re satisfied watching two well-loved stars coast on their charisma in a gorgeous tropical setting.

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TICKET TO PARADISE – Review by Susan Kamyab

It’s kind of hard to say no to anything with George Clooney or Julia Roberts. But when they team up for a rom-com, I’m sold! Like most romantic comedies, I’m sure you see where this story is going. When it comes to rom-coms, it’s not the predictability that is the issue, it’s whether or not we are served a fresh perspective and/or a handful of laughs. Ticket to Paradise offers nothing new story wise and, sadly, not a whole lot of laughs.

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TICKET TO PARADISE – Review by T.J. Callahan

Julia Roberts and George Clooney reunite on the big screen in Ticket to Paradise, a romantic comedy that is so full of cliches it’s like a cheap knockoff. You don’t need to purchase a ticket to this paradise to know where the film is going. Basically it’s bickering and buffoonery. In the end, everyone lives happily ever after…except maybe the audience. You can’t please everyone. A mid movie doze was my Ticket to Paradise.

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I’M YOUR MAN (Berlinale 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man is a classic girl-meets-boy romcom, except that boy is a bot. And a German-speaking Dan Stevens shaped bot called Tom, at that. A fun movie with a perhaps surprisingly emotional punch, I’m Your Man is surely the high-tech feel-good romcom of the year.

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CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? – Review by Kristen Page-Kirby

Emma is low in the hierarchy at work and low on confidence everywhere. Already a nervous flier, after a few cocktails and a lot of turbulence, she blurts secrets large and small to the guy sitting next to her, figuring it’s no big deal to tell a stranger every embarrassing thing that’s happened to her moments before she dies. But wait! They survive! And it turns out that Jack, her seatmate, is her company’s new CEO! Oh nooooo!

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