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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) Expand
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. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    63
    Ghosts finishes well, and the familiar McConaughey heel-grows-a-heart story arc is engaging.
  3. 63
    The season's first genuine guilty pleasure.
  4. The dialogue is almost primitive at times, almost every female character is an idiot and McConaughey grossly overplays the bachelor-sleazeball antics at the beginning.
  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: 7 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! Collapse
  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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