Connor is a terminal playboy whose joy in life is conquering the next woman without a care in the world. When he attends the wedding of his brother the ghosts of his many girlfriends appear to show him the error of his ways and lead him to true love. While he rediscovers himself, Connor also succeeds in ruining his brother’s wedding and reconnects with his first love.
Matthew McConaughey (Connor), Jennifer Garner (Jenny), Michael Douglas (Uncle Wayne), Lacey Chabert (Sandra), Robert Forster (Sgt. Volkom), Anne Archer (Vonda), Breckin Meyer (Paul), Emma Stone (Allison).
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a loose interpretation, or expansion, of the Dickens classic Christmas Carol. The film begins well with some character history and development and a good dose of comedy thrown in to keep things interesting. Once the plot starts to roll the film gets more interesting while continuing to rely on the comedy in addition to the sexual innuendo. Although the film is entertaining the plot is predictable, including the happily-ever-after ending.
Acting was actually fun with McConaughy playing the part of a ladies man pretty well. Garner was an interesting choice to play opposite McConaughy and also did well. Douglas was perfectly cast as a playboy mentor, as was Forster as a gruff father of the bride. The rest of the supporting cast did fairly well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were all nicely done in the film which appeared to have a good budget. Dialogue was both serious and silly and fairly well done as was sound. The soundtrack was a lot of fun with a good mix of 80’s music throughout the film.
Overall Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a light, fun romantic comedy with a simple plot that moves at a good pace and maintains interest pretty well. Genre fans will enjoy this the most while others may find it lacking depth.
With some mild foul language and plenty of sexual innuendo save this for teens and above.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado theatres.
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Star rating: 3 out of 5
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