The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Critic 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.
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference)|
|Directed By:||Mark Waters (VIII), Mark Waters|
|Written By:||Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, John Lucas|
|In Theaters:||May 1, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Sep 22, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
This flawed, fractured fairy tale fails to scare up many chuckles or much charm. As Ebenezer Scrooge himself might say, "Bah, humbug!"
A parade of clumsy slapstick, unerring homophobia, and Big Fat Life Lessons.
A deluge of dim jokes and rote romantic interludes between Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner that are intended to recall Charle's Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." God help us all.
Matthew McConaughey proves better than the material put before him in the intermittently intriguing Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Audience Reviews for The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Clever re-telling of Dickensian morality tale. Attractive and endearing cast and sweet message of love and forgiveness.
Not the worst romantic comedy I have ever seen and it did make me laugh out loud at certain points, but in the end we are dealing with a genre that we as an audience know better than our own reflections. We know the Dickens tale just as well, so combining the two gave very few surprises and I feel with the rom com genre, surprises in an otherwise stagnant movie are what set them apart from the crowd. McConaughey was, well he was himself, just as the cameo from Douglas and the watery semi-presence of Garner. Still it was watchable and gave what it said it would - teary eyes, lessons learned and a whole lot of promiscous and vaccuous sexual innuendo.
A little bit on the boring and slow side, but it kept me entertained enough to watch the whole movie.
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