Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

“Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn’t happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less…” – Connor Mead

Number of Times Seen – Twice (2 Aug 2009 and 11 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A womanizer is visited by three ghosts in order to try and get him to see the errors of his ways.

My Take on it – Fun idea that doesn’t work well enough.

 Matthew McConaughey is perfectly cast in the lead role because he helps make us truly believe the kind of lifestyle his character leads.

The story is an adaptation of the Famous Charles Dickens Tale – A Christmas Carol and shows how a womanizer could be haunted by seeing his past, present and future.

The supporting cast is quite talented with Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas, Robert Forster and Anne Archer all adding to the way things unfold.

The story is far too predictable for its own good and most of the characters seem like stereotypes which hurts things a bit too much.

The premise is quite fun despite the fact that it is so hard to take any of this story seriously.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – 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. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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