The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

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

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

I'm almost embarrassed to admit I found Ghosts of Girlfriends Past the season's first genuine guilty pleasure.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

This flawed, fractured fairy tale fails to scare up many chuckles or much charm. As Ebenezer Scrooge himself might say, "Bah, humbug!"

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

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

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Only two characters might qualify as sympathetic.

William Goss

A parade of clumsy slapstick, unerring homophobia, and Big Fat Life Lessons.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.)

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As superficial and melodramatic as one might've expected...

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Clever re-telling of Dickensian morality tale. Attractive and endearing cast and sweet message of love and forgiveness.
Bethany Murphy
Nice little romantic comedy. Expected better but it wasn't all that bad. Some scenes were funny and it's a little more than your average chick flick.… More
Unknown Hobo
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… More
Julie B
Agree with Ed. Cheese.
Leigh Ryan
A little bit on the boring and slow side, but it kept me entertained enough to watch the whole movie.
Jim Careter
I didnt really enjoy this movie, but I will say it had a few funny parts in the flashback scenes.