Sometimes, all you really need is a couple of movie stars.
Not movie stars but MOVIE STARS. You know?
“Ticket to Paradise” certainly has two of them, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and the rom-com benefits greatly from their combined onscreen charm.
Floating into theaters this week, the island-set “Ticket to Paradise” is a gorgeous getaway, one with a couple of old pals. So enjoyable are Roberts and Clooney — who have shared the screen in “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (2002), “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) and “Money Monster” (2016) — that it mostly doesn’t matter the movie’s script is such a half-hearted work.
Director Ol Parker and his co-writer, Daniel Pipski, seemingly leave so much meat on the bone that — given the fun generated by the Hollywood heavyweights, as well as the talents of their young co-star Kaitlyn Dever — you can’t help think about what “Ticket to Paradise” may have been had the stakes been higher and had the pulse been quickened in this romp.