After the excitement of Opera at the Met on Saturday, today we went to the movies and saw a totally different tale. George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in Ticket to Paradise.
This is a fun and frolicking movie. Clooney and Roberts characters were married for 5 years and have been divorced for 20. Their only child, a daughter Lily, travels to Bali after graduation and meets and falls in love with a local seaweed farmer.
Her parents for once agree, they travel individually to Bali to stop their daughter from marrying and making the same mistake they think they made 25 years earlier.
There is no great story to be told, but the film is brightened and lifted by the fantastic scenery and some hilarious interactions between the stars. And of course, the stars brighten the screen with their smiles and their facial movements.
But a great movie it is not. I am left wondering why these two mega stars became involved in this story. Maybe the idea of travelling to Australia to film it during Covid was the draw.
Having said all that, it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours as Wellington and New Zealand marked the Official Memorial Day for The Queen.
And now for the famous last line from Billy Wilder’s 1959 film, Some Like it Hot
“Well, nobody’s perfect!”