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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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£976,780 (UK) (1 May 2009)

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$52,236,131 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Originally set up at Walt Disney Pictures with Ben Affleck attached to play the lead character, and Kevin Smith to direct. Production was to begin in the fall of 2003, but budgetary concerns and the failure of Gigli (2003) forced the studio to cancel the film one month prior to shooting. Ironically, when the film did get made years later, Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner appeared in it. And the role Affleck was supposed to play, was instead played by his Dazed and Confused (1993) co-star, Matthew McConaughey. See more »

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During the initial scene where Sergeant Major Volkom meets Connor Mead, Volom complains there were never any films made about the Korean War. This is incorrect. There were numerous films made, including a major Korean-made film released in the USA. (Four American-made Korean War films were Pork Chop Hill staring Gregory Peck, The Steel Helmet staring Gene Evans, Fixed Bayonets! starring Richard Basehart and Gene Evans, and MASH with Donald Sutherland, both the inspiration for M*A*S*H and based on a book written by an in-theater MASH doctor. The major Korean-made film released in the USA was Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War. As a veteran of the Korean War, Sergeant Major Volkom would certainly have been aware of at least the first film, "Pork Chop Hill" (1959). As an actor who has been in the business since 1962, Robert Forster himself may even have been aware of the Gregory Peck film.) He also states the war "lost more men than 'Nam." Actually, it was around 2,000 less. See more »

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Uncle Wayne: Whoa! Never touch a man while he's hanging a wire.
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Version of Christmas Cupid (2010) See more »

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Let's Groove
Written by Wayne Vaughn and Maurice White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
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A Funny Version of A Christmas Carol and Scrooge
7 March 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The successful fashion photographer Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is a womanizer without feelings that has casual sex with every possible woman and worships his deceased wolf Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas). The bachelor Connor travels to Massachusetts to be the best man of his younger brother Paul (Breckin Meyer) on the night before the wedding for the rehearsal. However, he tries to convince Paul to call off the wedding with Sandra (Lacey Chabert). The maid of honor Jenny Perotti (Jennifer Garner) was Connor's sweetheart when he was a teenager and he still likes her. When Connor is visited by the ghost of Uncle Wayne, he advises that Connor's life is completely wrong and he will be visited by the ghosts of his girlfriends from the past, the present and the future along the night. Connor is haunted by the ghosts; learns the causes and consequences of his attitude toward women and reevaluates his life.

"Ghosts of my Girlfriends Past" is a funny and entertaining version of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" and "Scrooge", with feelings and love replacing greed and money. Jennifer Garner is amazingly gorgeous and the close of her face in the last scene is mesmerizing. Matthew McConaughey is hilarious in the role of a cynical bachelor and shows a great chemistry with Jennifer Garner. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Minhas Adoráveis Ex-Namoradas" ("My Lovely Ex- Girlfriends")


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