After seeing their apparent chemistry in the Oceans Eleven franchise, moviegoers will get to see them reunite in Ticket to Paradise, which will be both stars' first rom-com in years. Of course, Roberts was the queen of the romantic comedy genre in the 1990s, with hit after hit.
Julia Roberts was the face of romantic comedy in the 1990s, with her resume including Pretty Woman, My Best Friends Wedding, and Notting Hill. In remarking on the 1990s rom-com boom, she highlighted how underappreciated the genres' success and abundance were, while also pointing out that these films were more effort than they were.
I think we forgot about the bumper crop of romantic comedy we had back then. It's fun and sweet and people are laughing and kissing and being mischievous, and I think they're difficult to master. How do you keep people interested when you can kind of anticipate what will happen?
The genre expert would be the right person to explain why rom-coms are so important! As the Oscar winner noted, the light-heartedness of the genre can sometimes make critics and fans believe there was no effort put into them. That might be why she has stopped doing romantic comedy for years.
rom-coms from the 1990s lacked the factory-like precision to fight this perception. Sticking to the formula while deviating from certain tropes was a tricky balance that some films managed to achieve.
While romantic comedy films were not always well-received by critics, moviegoers swarmed these films, generating enormous commercial successes. Julia Roberts and other stars dominated these films throughout the 1990s, including Sleepless in Seattle, As Good as It Gets, Shes All That, and The Wedding Singer. Even George Clooney did the iconic one at the same time.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney played divorced parents who travel to Bali to prevent their daughter from marrying a man she just met in the film Ticket to Paradise.
On the 21st of October, 2022, Ticket to Paradise will be released in cinemas. If you want to see what other romantic comedy is coming out, check out our 2022 film schedule to keep an eye on any new releases.