The movie Two tickets to Paradise was a film about three friends in their forties from Pennsylvania who go on a road trip in search of themselves. The movie, released on April 6, 2006, was directed by D.B Sweeney, who also starred in the film, and the movie starred John C. McGinley, Paul Hipp, and minor roles for Moira Kelly and Ed HarriThe three friends had only two tickets to a major college bowl game in Florida. While they were on the road, they met with a few surprises every now and then and also made some deep discoveries about themselves.
A closer look into the cast…
In the movie, we see John C. McGinley as Mark Hewson, D. B. Sweeney as Billy McGriff, and Paul Hipp as Jason Klein.
Janet Jones Gretzky as Sherry, Mark’s wife, Tristan Gretzky as Hayden, Mark’s son, Pat Hingle (in his final film) as Mr. Hewson, Mark’s terminally ill father, Moira Kelly as Kate, Billy’s unfaithful wife, We had, Ed Harris as Melville, a one-armed carnival worker, Nina Kaczorowski as Scarlet, a pole dancer Billy finds attractive, M. C. Gainey as Barbosa, the know-it-all guy at Hooters.
Rex Linn as Karl, a thug who Jason entangles with. Along with these stars in the lead, we also saw ESPN reporter Jenn Brown as a Hooters waitress. We also witnessed a cameo by Vanna White, who played herself, and Jean Jones, Janet’s mother, as her on-screen mother.
The shooting locations
The movie has a lot of scenes that were shot in Southern California, more aptly in the San Diego area. The movie is an hour and thirty minutes long and shows the three friends embarking on a cross-country road trip filled with twists and turns.
About the film
Three college friends have grown up and, even after all these years, are still stuck in their small Pennsylvania houses. They have not seen a lot of growth and realize the best things that happened to them were far gone; to break free from their ordinary lives, the three of them decide to go on a long road trip. As they set out, they are seen to be completely carefree.
They encounter various troublesome situations, and in the end, they realize that the world is crazy and undependable. Everything around is fickle but what matters the most is the stability and calmness that friendship brings along with it.
Reception of the movie
The movie was not a very critically acclaimed film. According to the critics, it had its flaws. The movie has an IMDb rating of 5.4/10. The site letterbox gave it a score of 3/5. The movie was the directorial debut of D.B. Sweeney.
It was released on January 1, 2006, and none of the OTT platforms currently has the film. The movie is regarded to be a part of the comedy genre.