Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics What's this?

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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 129 Ratings

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  • Summary: Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women...in that order. A committed bachelor with a no-strings policy, he thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call while prepping his next date. Connor's brother Paul is more the romantic type; in fact,Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women...in that order. A committed bachelor with a no-strings policy, he thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call while prepping his next date. Connor's brother Paul is more the romantic type; in fact, he's about to be married. Unfortunately, on the eve of the big event, Connor's mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he gets a wake-up call from the ghost of his late Uncle Wayne, the hard-partying, legendary ladies man upon whose exploits Connor has modeled his lifestyle. Uncle Wayne has an urgent message for his protege, which he delivers through the ghosts of Connor's jilted girlfriends--past, present and future--who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through a lifetime of failed relationships. Together, they will discover what turned Connor into such a shameless player and whether he has a second chance to find - and this time, keep - the love of his life. (Warner Bros. Pictures) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. Writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore steal from the best, gleefully cribbing from "A Christmas Carol" to fashion a screenplay with heart and sharp one-liners.
  2. Ghosts finishes well, and the familiar McConaughey heel-grows-a-heart story arc is engaging.
  3. Despite my McConaughey resistance I got more guilty chuckles from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past than "Failure to Launch" or "Four Christmases."
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Mostly clunky and vaguely unsavory.
  5. The movie clumps through one witless if not wince-evoking sequence after another without the relief of laughter.
  6. 25
    Never comes as close as spitting distance to a laugh.
  7. Above all, it will make you long for a day when studio movies about relationships feel like they are by and for adults who have actually been in one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. WinstonL
    May 5, 2009
    10
    Wow! I'm so surprised! This movie was actually funny! I loved it !
  2. GlennJ
    Oct 12, 2009
    8
    Loved it. A bit raunchy, stupid, predictable but very funny, endearing and lovable.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    6
    Considering this was a "chick flick" I actually enjoyed it. Its based on an idea similar to 'A Christmas Carol". I actually decided toConsidering this was a "chick flick" I actually enjoyed it. Its based on an idea similar to 'A Christmas Carol". I actually decided to purchase it after I had viewed the trailer on another film I purchased.

    I'm a big fan of films with a ghost type theme anyway, so thought I would give this one a go, although I'm not normally a fan of chick flicks, I found the story to be enjoyable.
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  4. JayH
    Sep 16, 2009
    4
    The thing about Matthew McConaughey is he thinks he is hotter than just about anyone else and his conceit is quite irritating. This is a very The thing about Matthew McConaughey is he thinks he is hotter than just about anyone else and his conceit is quite irritating. This is a very predictable romantic comedy, not very well written and few performances that stand out. Nothing special at all. Expand
  5. lauren
    Jun 30, 2009
    3
    My friend and I went to see this after school one day. You'd think that just because their was a lot of people in 1 room, you think the My friend and I went to see this after school one day. You'd think that just because their was a lot of people in 1 room, you think the movie would've been good. Well, it failed. I'm a movie kind of girl, i enjoy Oscars, but none-the-less, i enjoy a cool chick flick. But this was stupid! I mean, really, this womanizing jerk, AKA Matthew's character Connor is just as predictable. AWFUL. AWFUL. AND AWFUL! Expand
  6. LukeA
    Jun 4, 2009
    2
    I took my mom to see this for mother's day as it was her pick being her day... I absolutely hated this movie. Typical predictable I took my mom to see this for mother's day as it was her pick being her day... I absolutely hated this movie. Typical predictable manufactured Hollywood garbage. I completely LOVE Jennifer Garner but even so, I found the flick painful to sit through... The only reason it got a 2, mom loved it; and I love my mom. Expand
  7. EliF
    May 23, 2009
    0
    Wow...this was horrible. It looked cute, but ends up being a weirdly awkward sexual referenced failure of a summer romance flick!

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