David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Julia Roberts) were college sweethearts who having tied the knot when very young and had a child ended up getting divorced. They no doubt still have feelings of love for one another but also seem to be extremely and constantly frustrated and irritated by each other. This brings a large element of comedy to the film as they snipe at each other and argue. But they find themselves on the same flight on the way to attending the graduation ceremony of their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever).
After graduation Lily goes on holiday in Bali and falls in love with a local seaweed farmer named Gede (Maxime Bouttier) who she quickly decides to marry. Her parents are shocked and decide to try to stop the wedding fearful that she is about to make the same poor life-choice they did years before. They decide to call a truce on their bickering ways and head to Bali much to the surprise of Lily who rightly figures something might be going on.
Performances of the supporting cast are all up to the kind of standard that you would expect, which is very good, but this is clearly a film that belongs to Clooney and Roberts who bring the comedy and goofiness that one might expect with this sort of set up. It's a little daft, but that's not to say that should you be able to temporarily suspend your disbelief at the somewhat shaky premise of a girl falling in love with a seaweed farmer in Bali in a matter of days, that you won't find laughs and enjoyment in this film. And for any Clooney haters? You'll get to see him bitten by a dolphin which is pretty funny!
But seriously who doesn't enjoy the talents of Roberts and Clooney? And let it be said, these two stars of the silver screen have been doing this for a long time, but they still bring their A Game to everything, you cannot fault their commitment or performances.
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On the absolutely gorgeous island of Bali surrounded by sun, sea, sand, copious amounts of alcohol, and 80s music, will David and Georgia rekindle their once doomed romance? There's only one way to find out... Buy your Ticket to Paradise now!