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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster
Director: Mark Waters
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG-13     2009     1hr 40min


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Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster
Director: Mark Waters
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Warner Bros.
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/22/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 05/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 28
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA
Reviewed on 11/1/2014...
One of the funniest movies I've watched
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 3/28/2014...
I thought this was a funny chick flick. I love Matthew and Jennifer, they have chemistry.
April T. (Grapeape) from HAMILTON, AL
Reviewed on 10/2/2011...
This movie is a twist on the great classic A Christmas Carol. I thought it was a great journay for Matthew McConaughey's character to right the wrongs he had done in his life. A very good love story.
Cheysser R.
Reviewed on 6/17/2011...
I wanted to write a good review for "Ghost of Girlfriends Past", but the movie was not my cup of tea. I enjoyed the concept of the movie, but the characters were too much for me. They kept repeating "Connor Mead" over and over again. They portrayed Matthew McConaughey as a Sex God, I don't understand why and how. He's gorgeous, BUT, he was a mean spirited jerk. Do woman actually fall for that? Otherwise, I enjoyed the comedic sense of the movie. My boyfriend was actually able to appreciate the movie more than I did. :)
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A Cute and Funny Movie
Kathy W | Baltimore | 05/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just saw this one in the theater and it was a great flick with a lot of laughs. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

In a take-off of the Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol, the ghosts of past girlfriends and other voluntary spirits, attempt to help a cold-hearted womanizer bring back the sensitivity and love in his life.

We begin the plot with the much sought-after bachelor ladies' man, in-demand schmoozer, professional photographer Conner (McConahey). He loves all the ladies, every one he can get into, so to speak. As we watch love 'em and leave 'em Conner break the ladies' hearts, we begin to think of him as a loveable schmuck. Even though we want to slap him, there is something about him. We follow him to his brother's wedding at the country home he grew up, in a castle-sized estate. We find out that his parents died young, leaving 7 year old Conner to help raise his 2 year old brother. Both were raised by Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) at the mansion.

Young Conner grew up with young Jennie (Jennifer Garner). They seemed to be best friends but fell short on the boyfriend/girlfriend end of the stick when they got into their teens. Conner seemed afraid of being hurt and, under the expert tutilage of Uncle Wayne, turned into a ladies man.

Showing up at the wedding and voicing his extreme cynicism about love and marriage, Conner offends everyone. He is soon visited by the now deceased Uncle Wayne who tells him to mend his evil ways. To help Conner out, Wayne warns him of upcoming visits from 3 spirits, just like Jacob Marley and Ebineezer Scrooge.

And so it begins. As I said, it is often laugh-out-loud funny, coupled with sincerety and love. There were times I found a tear or two in my eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would certainly want to see it again. It's a feel-good movie and enjoyable to watch the sincerity and love return to this man's life."
I wanted to love it
M. Klise | Grants Pass, OR | 09/23/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I really wanted to love this movie. The idea and cast give it the potential to be a hilarious romantic comedy, but sadly, it isn't.
I love Matthew McConaughey in pretty much everything he's ever been in. He's a good actor, but I really didn't buy him as a charmer in this movie. I really couldn't see why the women were falling for him. He wasn't even slightly charming or likable. He was just a jerk. It made me feel like the writers of this movie thought all women were just idiots ready to fall into bed with anyone.
Jennifer Garner is another of my faves in other movies. She wasn't bad in this one, but it wasn't enough to save the movie.

One thing I did like about this movie was Lacey Chabert. She was very believable as the nervous bride to be. She was freaking out about every detail as many brides do and was a wreck. She gave us some comedic moments and was cute as a button.

I'm glad I only rented this movie from Netflix, so I'm only out an hour adn 40 minutes of my life rather than $20. If you really feel the need to see this movie, rent it before buying it."
Full of B-A-D.
Gr33n4blu3 | Virginia, United States | 09/18/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this mediocre movie while on an 8 hour flight to central Europe. I had a choice: I could either watch Ghosts of Girlfriends Past or I could watch Relaxing Themes from Nature - two hours of grass blowing in the wind. Boy do I wish I chose the latter instead of the former.

This movie can be summed up in one word: Suckatious.

Basically it is centered on the wedding of an affable guy, Paul and his bride to be Sandra (the youngest child from that uplifting show Party of Five, the show where all the parents have died and the kids have tragically screwed up lives...). Connor Mead is Paul's chauvinistic older brother who sleeps with every woman shown on screen. In fact, I think he somehow managed to sleep with the woman watching the movie next to me, as she could not stop crooning over Connor (Matthew McConaughey).

Connor goes to the bathroom and runs into long dead Michael Douglas, who plays his Uncle Wayne. The CGI they use to bring Michael Douglas back to life isn't very convincing and, as a matter of fact, I'm not sure why they chose to make him look wooden. "Wayne" tells Connor that he's going to be visited by three ghosts in an effort to make him realize the joy of a loving marriage. After that Connor is visited by a dead chick, a living chick (???) and an angel. Not three ghosts.

From there we see how shallow and vapid Connor is and why he should be detested. I guess the little relationship vignettes were supposed to be funny - they weren't. Jennifer Garner almost redeems the movie when she shows interest in dating a good looking lawyer with a heart of gold. For a moment it looks like she's over Connor and is on her way to meeting Mr. Right. Ah, but then the movie shifts gears, Connor ruins his brother's wedding day and temporarily breaks up Paul and Sandra in a strange series of mishaps.

Jenny (Garner) sees all of this and still gets weak in the knees for Connor. During the climax Connor gives some sort of redeeming speech to Sandra and Jenny realizes that she still loves Connor. Huh? Yeah, his whole slime ball shtick is that he can talk his way into a woman's pants, and bingo, he finally wins Jenny over by, talking his way into her pants (through Sandra). I don't get it.

Not a good love story. Not a good comedy. Not a good sleep aid.