Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

2009

Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Romance

104
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 75179

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Emma Stone as Allison Vandermeersh
Matthew McConaughey as Connor Mead
Lacey Chabert as Sandra
Jennifer Garner as Jenny Perotti
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Reviewed by btm1 8 / 10

Enjoyable romantic comedy/drama, it borrows "Christmas Carol" ghosts of past, present and future

After being the root cause of his kid brother's wedding being called off, Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey), a noted womanizer who sees male-female relationships as a strategic game to be enjoyed without becoming ensnared, is visited by the "ghost" of the first girl he ever had sex with. She tells him he will be visited by ghosts of his past, future and present girl friends. These are not ghosts of dead people but possess the shape and memories of the living women.

I found the film to be more enjoyable than I expected it would be. I generally don't care much for Matthew McConaughey films. But he surprised me in this one.

Although generally considered a romantic comedy, it is not a film aiming for laughs. It is a comedy in the sense of not a tragedy, in that it has a happy ending. Instead of funny, the story aims at giving the audience an emotional response.

Reviewed by Stephen Bird 6 / 10

Another rehash of A Christmas Carol

What would Charles Dickens think if he could see his work, his masterpieces manhandled in such a reckless way?

Quite obvious for all to see, "Ghosts of girlfriends past" is just another pathetic rip off of "A Christmas Carol", yes there's enough differences to make this film unique in its own right, but there's no denying where the blatant inspiration came from.

'You will be visited by three ghosts...' yeah-yeah we all get it, only these three ghosts are of course not the ghosts of Christmas, but the ghosts of former girlfriends, sounds pretty lame right? That's because the film is as lame as it gets, but enjoyable all the same.

Trying to become a serious actor, Matthew McConaughey takes a series bump in the road and a serious dent in the resume by taking on the role of super-stud Connor Mead..., a guy who is now an Academy Award winner and genuine leading man should realistically be avoiding films like this because they are somewhat beneath him. Yet here we are, his performance was pretty decent in all honesty, but could he have afforded to give any less?

It was McConaughey's A-list performance that gave a real boost to the overall film, for I felt that without him the film wouldn't have been anywhere near as good it was, and the film as it is barely gets a passing grade.

Michael Douglas as the dearly departed Uncle Wayne was another standout performance, Douglas really didn't need the role but at his age I guess he can do what he wants, he's earned it.

Sadly I felt that Jennifer Garner wrote her performance in and didn't truly seem committed to the role, something she seems to do in a lot of her films and probably the main cause for why her career has probably been held down.

Out of the supporting cast there's a recognisable name, a youngish Emma Stone has a semi-important role, this of course during the early days of her fledgling career, she would of course go onto bigger and better things; as for the rest of the supporting cast, there's a who's who of who's that? Character actors of no real fame getting lucky by landing a role in a mainstream production, some were okay, some weren't, nothing to write home about.

"Ghosts of girlfriends past" can easily be defined as a chic-flick and that's basically all it is, don't expect any major thrills but it's an easy way to kill an hour or two.

Reviewed by studioAT 2 / 10

Wastes a good cast

Though it faces stiff competition this is one of the weirder adaptations (albeit loose) of Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'.

This film wastes its cast by serving them up a weak script that apart from Emma Stone's wonderfully daft character does nobody any favours.

They spend so long making the Matthew McConaughey character horrible that they then don't spend long enough trying to prove to us why he is worthy of Jennifer Garner's heart.

It's an odd film in general, and not an overly convincing one. The less said about Michael Douglas's part too the better.

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