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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,411,434, 3 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,250,026

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,223,269
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Released in Germany as "Night of the Ex-Girlfriends" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sergeant Volkom: It's not complicated. Our guests are represented by the Allies. Paul, you and your guests are Nazis.
Paul: I'll try not to read into that, sir.
Sergeant Volkom: Blue frogmen are non-requisite support personnel. Waiters, photographers, caterers, band members and so forth.
Jenny Perotti: Oh, Donna, look. You got a grenade launcher.
Donna the Bridesmaid: Oh, my God, I love grenade launchers.
[Jenny looks at Donna and smiles]
Sandra: Daddy, you're not showing off your seating chart, are you?
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1977) See more »

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Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Enjoyable romantic comedy/drama, it borrows "Christmas Carol" ghosts of past, present and future
21 March 2010 | by 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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