The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)


The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

Director:

Mark Waters

Starring:

Matthew McConaughey

Jennifer Garner

Emma Stone

Michael Douglas

Plot:

While attending his brother’s wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

Review:

This is the Christmas Story, only instead of learning that you shouldn’t be a scrooge the lesson is you shouldn’t be a man whore. Er, that love can be long lasting? Um, that even if something bad happens it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all? Whichever.

Matthew McConaughey is a professional photographer who takes pictures of half-naked women and makes a killing doing it. He has no problem finding bed partners but has avoided love. On the eve of his brother’s wedding he is visited by three ghosts.

The first nearly drowns him in all the women he’s bedded while also showing him that he had in fact loved before and that his parents loved each other before they died.

The second shows him how much his brother loves him and that people he cares about think he’s a joke.

The third shows him the woman that he allowed to get away being happy with another man. She also shows him his grave with only his brother mourning.

He realizes that loves isn’t bad and that having a real partner in life is a good thing. He fixes everything that he’s ruined, and starts up a relationship with the woman he loves.

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is predictable, it doesn’t paint a nice picture of women, which is disappointing, but Jennifer Garner’s character isn’t bad.

2/5

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