Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: Movie Review

We’re pretty sure you know Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in which Scrooge (a man who only cares to gain wealth)is visited by three ghosts (Past, Present and Future). As you may have guessed it, "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past takes the same concept with a romantic comedy twist. Instead of a money-mongering businessman, we meet someone who is the ultimate player of girls' hearts. Matthew McConaughey has had a couple of successful romantic comedies in the past – let’s see if this one with Jennifer Garner will actually work. Nothing could go wrong with a romcom movie starring two likeable actors right?

The movie shows the life of Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey), a successful photographer who goes for the hottest girls in New York City - in fact, he has already garnered a lot of negative publicity with his playboy ways. One day, he drags himself to his brother’s wedding and convinces him that it’s not too late to call off the whole thing. Being the jerk and “I do not believe in love” guy that he is, he is suddenly visited by his dead Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) who tells him that he is making a big mistake. He tells him that he will be visited by three ghosts who will teach him a valuable lesson about life and most especially, love.

Our verdict for Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past can be summed up to one word: truly forgettable. We are just tired of Matthew McCounaughey’s and his roles as a womanizer who realizes in the end that it is better to take a risk on love. His romantic comedies are basically similar to one another, the only thing different are his leading ladies. If you have seen one then you have seen them all folks! Jennifer Garner’s portrayal seems to have been overshadowed as well. Michael Douglas is probably the only highlight of this film, making us laugh with his good performance as Connor’s uncle. The movie definitely had a weak story line and shallow plot right from the start - we advise you to skip this one and just spend your money watching other movies that are also showing this week – "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Star Trek".

Rating: 2 reels

Why you should watch it:
- The funny Michael Douglas does a great job playing Connor’s uncle
- If you are a big fan of Matthew McCounaughey

Why you shouldn’t watch it:
- Definitely forgettable
- If you want to save your time and money

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