Julia Roberts And George Clooney's Ticket To Paradise Trailer Is Taking Us Back To The Rom-Com Glory Days

Suddenly it's 1999 again.

If you’ve been missing the glory days of the romantic comedy, then you need to watch the trailer for Julia Roberts and George Clooney’s new film immediately.

Ticket To Paradise stars the two Oscar winners – who have separately appeared in the likes of Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding and One Fine Day – as a feuding former married couple who have to come together to try and stop their grown-up daughter marrying a man she’s just met.

On Wednesday, the first trailer for the new film was released, showing the pair begrudgingly ending up next to one another on a flight to Bali, where most of Ticket To Paradise is set.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Ticket To Paradise
George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Ticket To Paradise

And while we’ve only seen a snippet, even the trailer feels like a throwback to the glory days of the romantic comedy.

Not only does it feel like we’ve pretty much seen the entire story play out in the space of three minutes, it features a shoehorned-in chart hit for no real reason – just like trailers from back in the day.

It also includes the words we want to hear before we watch any film: “From the director of Mamma Mia! Where We Go Again!.”

And we weren’t the only ones feeling nostalgia and excitement in equal measure after the trailer was released:

Earlier this year, Julia insisted that the fact she hadn’t been in a rom-com for around 20 years was not deliberate.

“People sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that’s gone by that I haven’t done a romantic comedy as my not wanting to do one,” she explained.

“If I had read something that I thought was that Notting Hill level of writing or My Best Friend’s Wedding level of madcap fun, I would do it.”

Ticket To Paradise will hit UK cinemas on 16 September.


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