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The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This movie I think really did the impossible. It makes Failure To Launch look like The Thin Man."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"I'm almost embarrassed to admit I found Ghosts of Girlfriends Past the season's first genuine guilty pleasure."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"This flawed, fractured fairy tale fails to scare up many chuckles or much charm. As Ebenezer Scrooge himself might say, "Bah, humbug!""
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"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."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Although there are some sweetly sentimental moments, they are not nearly enough to redeem what is otherwise a fairly mean-spirited film."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's a tired premise with some even weaker gags."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Only two characters might qualify as sympathetic."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A parade of clumsy slapstick, unerring homophobia, and Big Fat Life Lessons."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"Matthew McConaughey proves better than the material put before him in the intermittently intriguing Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"A watchable pastiche of A Christmas Carol, this rom-com resorts to corny slapstick a bit too often but also manages to find moments of real resonance"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Just in case you can't get enough of the romantic comedy oeuvre of Matthew McConaughey, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is here to remind you that, yes, some films of his are even worse than Failure to Launch, Surfer Dude, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Please, ladies, don't go see this movie. (Chances are most men would rather put out their eyes than go see a film with such a title.)"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"As superficial and melodramatic as one might've expected..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Ideally, you want to see the male and female leads end up together in a romantic comedy; if not, it all starts to become kind of creepy."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The comedy is reduced to pratfalls and embarrassing situations, and much of it comes across as just mean-spirited."
‑ Sean McBride, Sean the Movie Guy
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