Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • PG-13
  • 1h 40m
  • 2009
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Matthew McConaughey stars with Jennifer Garner in this romantic comedy about committed bachelor who gets a wake-up call from his late, legendary, hard-partying Uncle Wayne and his own Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Connor Mead (McConaughey--We Are Marshall) loves freedom, fun and women ... in that order. But on the eve of his brother's wedding,with a houseful of well-wishers, wedding guests and Connor's childhood friend, Jenny (Garner--This Side of the Truth), the one woman who has always seemed immune his charm, Connor is haunted by his Uncle Wayne(Michael Douglas--The In-Laws) with an urgent message delivered by the ghosts of Connor's jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious journey through a lifetime of failed relationships.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A retread of A Christmas Carol, featuring Matthew McConaughey in a retread of his Dazed and Confused role, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past lacks originality, humor, and any semblance of charm.
Laremy Legel

June 22, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson

McConaughey too once showed promise, but here he seems to be auditioning for a bad sitcom, while G...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz

This movie I think really did the impossible. It makes Failure To Launch look like The Thin Man.

December 14, 2018
At the Movies
Ben Lyons

It's a tired premise with some even weaker gags.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Predictable romcom has some iffy stuff, but OK for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this predictable romantic comedy about a shameless womanizer who ultimately sees the error of his ways has plenty of innuendo and discussion about sex, though there's more talk than action. Expect to see deep kissing, some groping, and a clothed man being straddled by a scantily clad woman while they make out. There's also some swearing ("bitch," "damn," etc.) and drinking, including a scene in which an uncle buys his eighth-grade nephew a drink in a bar.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Comedy
  • Release Date:May 1, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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