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Ticket to Paradise | 2022 | PG-13 | – 4.4.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Ticket to Paradise” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “some strong language and brief suggestive material.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several kissing scenes with varying levels of passion, a few scenes of couples waking up in bed together with no sex implied, a divorced couple waking up in bed together, a snake bite leaving the victim in the hospital, a dolphin attack leaving a bloody leg wound, many arguments, a plot between two parents to sabotage their daughter’s wedding, and at least 3 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When a young woman (Kaitlyn Dever) announces that she will be marrying a seaweed farmer (Maxime Bouttier) in Belize, her divorced parents (George Clooney and Julia Roberts) hatch a plot to keep her from making what they think is the biggest mistake of her life. Also with Sean Lynch, Arielle Carver-O’Neill, Ling Cooper Tang, Billie Lourd and Charles Allen. Directed by Ol Parker. Several lines of dialogue are in Kriol, with English translation, while some lines are spoken without translation. [Running Time: 1:44]

Ticket to Paradise SEX/NUDITY 4

 – A man and a woman kiss, nuzzle and hug on a plane while the woman’s ex-husband watches and makes snide remarks. A man and a woman kiss. A young woman tells a young man that she really wants to kiss him and they kiss. A young man and a young woman kiss in several scenes. A man and a woman kiss deeply and then recoil saying, “No, that would never work.”
 A man and woman panic when they wake up in bed together and are wearing some of each other’s clothing (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A young woman wakes up in a house on a beach and sees a young man in the sea harvesting seaweed; he says that he slept on the floor. People dance together at a bar on a beach. A man and woman wake up in bed together and it is not clear if sex occurred. A young woman acts flirtatiously with a man seated next to her on a bench and when she looks back toward him she sees that he is with another woman and she acts disappointed.
 A woman says that the French make great lovers. A man tells the pilot of a plane that he should not be “Making out with the passengers.” A man proposes to a woman and she stutters and tells him that she spent the night with her ex-husband (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A young woman tells another young woman, “I love you like a sister.” A young woman describes a young man as “super-hot.”
 A woman packs many packages of condoms for a vacation trip. A young woman gives another young woman many packages containing condoms.
 Two young women are shown wearing bikinis in several scenes while swimming and vacationing on an island (cleavage, bare abdomens, bare backs and legs to the hips are seen). Shirtless young men are seen in several scenes (bare shoulders, chests, abdomens and backs are shown). A woman wears a dress with a short skirt and cutouts at the sides (we see cleavage, and her bare abdomen and bare legs to the upper thighs). A young woman wears a low-cut and short dress that reveals cleavage and bare legs to the upper thighs. A young woman wears a low-cut halter-top that reveals cleavage, bare shoulders and back to the waist. A woman wears low-cut tops and outfits that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears pajamas that include sleep shorts (we see her bare legs to the upper thighs).

Ticket to Paradise VIOLENCE/GORE 4

 – Several people dive into water and swim with dolphins; a man jumps in and a dolphin charges him leaving him with a bloody cut on his leg and a young man warns him of “losing his leg.” A pre-wedding ceremony consists of the groom having his canine teeth filed down and we see the young man lying on a table without anesthesia as a man is filing his teeth with a rasp-like tool. A man collapses on the ground after being bitten by a snake; a woman sucks the venom out of his ankle and spits it on the ground (her speech then becomes slurred). A man stands up abruptly and head-butts a woman in the face and they both yell (we do not see blood or an injury).
 Two men with spears made from bamboo prepare to kill a small pig for food; it is scared away and survives. Two young women swimming in the ocean surface to realize that the boat that brought them there has left; they begin to swim toward land far in the distance when another boat passes and they are helped aboard. A plane shakes from turbulence during a storm and we see lightning flashing and passengers belted into their seats looking nervous. A man and woman wake up in bed together and panic when the woman’s boyfriend knocks at the door; they scramble to make up a lie and change rooms so the boyfriend won’t suspect anything (no sex has occurred). Four people are stranded on a remote island when their boat floats away; they search for food and kindling to build a fire when it starts to rain.
 A young woman becomes upset when she realizes her parents’ plot to sabotage her wedding. A woman steals wedding rings from a young girl’s bag while distracting her with a magic trick. A man makes a list of the negative aspects of life on an island and plans to take his daughter and her fiancé to a temple that is said to be cursed for unwed couples. A man tries to plant the seeds of doubt in a young man planning to marry his daughter and the young man becomes frustrated. A young man raises a knife over a palm mat held by his fiancée during a wedding ceremony and stops before completing the ceremony. A man and woman seated in an audience at a graduation ceremony argue about sitting next to each other and sharing an armrest. A man and woman wrestle and compete while farming seaweed. A young woman says that her father had a panic attack when she got her ears pierced.
 A man tells another man that he wants to see his knife; he pulls out his own knife with a large blade and tells the man that it’s a custom that they should cut into their arms and smear their blood together (he’s joking). A man talks about a partially built house burning down. A man tells a young man that his marriage won’t last and that he shouldn’t have kids. A woman yells at the pilot of a plane when they arrive late after flying through a storm. People talk about their parents thinking that they could do better when choosing life partners. A woman on a plane says that she befriends her seatmates in case they crash. A man and a woman agree to trick their daughter into calling off her wedding. A man talks about his relationship ending with his ex-wife and that they fought all the time and would tear each other down. A woman says that her daughter, “Looks like her dog just died.” A man and a woman dance in a bar and their daughter pleads with them to stop because she is embarrassed. A young woman tells her mother not to accept a proposal of marriage because, “You are never your best self with him.” A young man talks about the goddess of the sea and how humans work together to create harmony with nature. A woman complains about a man’s snoring and he says that she does sleep karate.
 A man asks for a barf bag and a razor. A man asks a woman if she wants a colostomy bag. A young man guzzles a shot of liquor and gags before running off-screen (it is implied that he vomits; we do not see anything). A young woman says that a young man is going to throw up. A man pulls a nasal strip off his nose and moans. A young girl opens a banana peel to reveal the banana inside has already been sliced.

Ticket to Paradise LANGUAGE 5

 – About 3 F-words, 5 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (dumb, pathetic, chicken, crazy, insane, weird, awful, hypocrite, hideous, you’re a mess, garbage), exclamations (you gotta be kidding me, wow, oh come one, sheesh, terrible, what is wrong with you, calm down, oh gosh), 20 religious exclamations (e.g. oh God, God no, oh my God, oh thank God, Jesus). | profanity glossary |

Ticket to Paradise SUBSTANCE USE

 – People drink what is identified as a type of moonshine and we see them drinking many shots throughout an evening, two young women share a bottle of champagne, a young woman says that her friend had too many Jägermeister bombs the night before and she appears to have a hangover when we see her cringing and putting her hands over her ears when people speak loudly and stumbling when walking, people wake up with hangovers after drinking a lot of liquor the night before, a young woman drinks two cocktails at the same time when she realizes that her friend has left the bar, a woman talks about a clown coming to her daughter’s birthday party drunk, a young man guzzles a shot of liquor and gags (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), a man collapses on the floor after guzzling something while playing beer pong in a bar, and a man and a young woman drink at a bar.

Ticket to Paradise DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Parenting, happiness, disappointment, divorce, mistakes, passive aggression, aging, ambition, sacrifice for love and family, family, Trojan Horse, harmony, growing up, paying off debt, trust, respect, love, sabotage, pressure to not let others down, life choices, marriage proposals, gender roles.

Ticket to Paradise MESSAGE

 – Don’t save the good stuff for later; enjoy life while you can.

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