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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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Mark Waters
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Connor Mead
Jennifer Garner ... Jenny Perotti
Michael Douglas ... Uncle Wayne
Breckin Meyer ... Paul
Lacey Chabert ... Sandra
Robert Forster ... Sergeant Volkom
Anne Archer ... Vonda Volkom
Emma Stone ... Allison Vandermeersh
Daniel Sunjata ... Brad
Noureen DeWulf ... Melanie
Rachel Boston ... Deena the Bridesmaid
Camille Guaty ... Donna the Bridesmaid
Amanda Walsh ... Denice the Bridesmaid
Emily Baldoni ... Nadja (as Emily Foxler)
Catherine Haena Kim ... Charlece
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Several of this movie's stars would eventually play roles based on Marvel Comic Book characters: Jennifer Garner (Jenny) would play Elektra Natchios in "Daredevil" & "Elektra"; Michael Douglas (Uncle Wayne) would play Hank Pym in Antman movies; & Emma Stone (Allison Vandermeersh) would play Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spiderman 2". See more »

Goofs

At the funeral of their parents the 2 brothers are seen; they are clearly at the (approx.) age of 4 or 5 (the younger brother) & 9 (Connor, the elder brother). However, later in the film the younger brother states that when his parents died he was 2 & that the elder brother was 7. See more »

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Bar TwinBar Twin: [Together to Connor] You slept with my sister.
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Version of The Christmas Carol (1949) See more »

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Holding Back the Years
Written by Mick Hucknall and Neil Moss
Performed by Simply Red
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Underrated
1 June 2020 | by andres_ge88See all my reviews

This movie has a great story line, less than 6/10 seems kind of unfair. Michael Douglas did an amazing job as Uncle Wayne, and is constantly cited by my friend for his wits. I think most of Jennifer Garner's movies are underrated actually. Fools Gold with Mathew and Daredevil with Jennifer Garner are also pretty underrated also.


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USA

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Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,411,434, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:

$55,250,026

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,366,815
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2.35 : 1
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