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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadja (as Emily Foxler)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You can't always run from your past

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los fantasmas de mi ex  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£976,780 (UK) (1 May 2009)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When going back to his late teens, Connor winds up in Kripke's basement. Kripke's basement is where, in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), John Connor said he first made out with Kate Brewster only a few days before the T-2 arrived, both Connor's name and the locale being homage to the Terminator series. See more »


During Connor's speech, Sandra's makeup is messed up with black smudges under her eyes, but when the camera angle changes, the smudges are gone. See more »


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 Scrooge (1935) See more »


Written by Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler) and Bert Kaempfert
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Courtesy of Capitol Records and King Cole Productions
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Simple, plain and corny
1 June 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Ghosts of Girlfriends past is the typical movie about a man in love with his all-time girl friend but he can't accept it and becomes the man that scores with all the women and dumps them the day after. A weird adaptation to Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, I don't know if he'll be pleased to see what these people did to his novel. Its a romantic comedy that can take you away a few laughs. The idea of a story like this was interesting but they turn it to a very corny movie with a poor plot. The cast is good, the performances not so much, Matthew McConaughey is good but unfortunately he is repeating the same role over and over and its beginning to bore, Michael Douglas is great and so funny but I think he is being wasted with so little participation and Jennifer Garner is convincing enough in her role as Jenny Perotti. But not everything is bad, for example, the locations are great, the landscapes are beautiful. And I like the soundtrack, the 80's music is very cool. In conclusion, it is entertaining and enjoyable but not for a movie theater, please wait for it until it is on DVD.

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