Ghosts of Girlfriends Past


Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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.



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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past -- the Mark S. Waters-directed fusion of A Christmas Carol with a traditional romantic comedy -- stars Matthew McConaughey as Connor Mead, a famous photographer and confirmed womanizer. He takes a break from his playboy lifestyle to attend his brother's wedding, where he becomes reacquainted with Jenny Perotti (Jennifer Garner), the only girl who ever captured his heart. After Connor delivers a drunken speech at the rehearsal dinner where he says that love isn't real, he's met in the bathroom by the ghost of his uncle Wayne (Michael Dogulas), a Hefner-esque horndog who taught Connor everything he knows about picking up chicks. Uncle Wayne informs Connor that, over the course of the evening, he'll be visited by three ghosts who will lead him through his romantic past, present, and future. Will Connor learn to get over himself and love the right woman, or will he remain an emotional Scrooge? ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


Jennifer Garner
as Jenny Perotti
Michael Douglas
as Uncle Wayne
Breckin Meyer
as Paul Mead
Lacey Chabert
as Sandra Volkom
Robert Forster
as Sgt. Volkom
Anne Archer
as Vonda Volkom
Emma Stone
as Allison Vandermeersh
Tom Kemp
as Minister
Amanda Walsh
as Denice the Bridesmaid
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  • Jan 05, 2014
    Clever re-telling of Dickensian morality tale. Attractive and endearing cast and sweet message of love and forgiveness.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2012
    Got dragged to the cinema to watch this and if i'm honest it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought, The story is nicked from the Christmas Carol, Had some funny bits, But like most it got too serious and boring.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2012
    The most redeeming feature of this movie is that it's just not as bad as some other romantic comedies.
    Angela A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2011
    Well, it's a modern version of A Christmas Carol with a little twist. Script was brainless but it's still fun to watch
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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