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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  1 May 2009 (USA)
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While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

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Connor Mead, a successful fashion photographer and a Lothario keen on casual sex, goes to his younger brother's wedding to convince him not to marry. He arrives at his dead uncle's estate during the rehearsal the night before the wedding; he starts in, taking his brother aside, trashing marriage. Later in the men's room, his uncle, who taught Connor all he knows about women, appears to him, confesses to have been wrong, and tells Connor that three ghosts will visit him that night: the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future. Connor has already set the breakup in motion. Can he learn anything from his life and fix what he's broken? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You can't always run from your past


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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1 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los fantasmas de mi ex  »

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£976,780 (UK) (1 May 2009)

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$52,236,131 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Trivia

This is the second time that Christa B. Allen has played the younger version of a character played by Jennifer Garner. The first was in 13 Going on 30 (2004). See more »

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Sergeant Major is supposed to be a Marine Staff Non-Commissioned officer, but uses the Army's "Hooah" response, rather than the Marines' "Oorah" (equivalent to Navy's "Hooyah"). Similarly, his nickname "Sarge" is an Army or Air Force term, Marines are very insulted by it. See more »

Quotes

Connor Mead: I want to ask you something, when did casual sex become a crime?
Vonda Volkom: [laughs]
Connor Mead: Really? I mean, now a days being a single means, what? You've lost your way? That something is missing? Never mind that every night I swim in a lake of sex, and they fall asleep in each others arms, spooning.
Vonda Volkom: Connor, spooning is nice.
Connor Mead: Yeah, not as nice as forking.
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Version of A Christmas Carol (2004) See more »

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Yeah (Dream of Me) - The Interstellar Remix
Written by Ralph Sall
Performed by All Too Much
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Enjoyable romantic comedy/drama, it borrows "Christmas Carol" ghosts of past, present and future
21 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After being the root cause of his kid brother's wedding being called off, Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey), a noted womanizer who sees male-female relationships as a strategic game to be enjoyed without becoming ensnared, is visited by the "ghost" of the first girl he ever had sex with. She tells him he will be visited by ghosts of his past, future and present girl friends. These are not ghosts of dead people but possess the shape and memories of the living women.

I found the film to be more enjoyable than I expected it would be. I generally don't care much for Matthew McConaughey films. But he surprised me in this one.

Although generally considered a romantic comedy, it is not a film aiming for laughs. It is a comedy in the sense of not a tragedy, in that it has a happy ending. Instead of funny, the story aims at giving the audience an emotional response.


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