Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends. At the same time. By teleconference. So when he attends his brother's wedding he has a single goal: score with the only bridesmaid he somehow missed. But the ghost of his departed Uncle Wayne –who taught him to love 'em and leave 'em – has another goal in mind: restore Connor's lost faith in true love, a tough assignment requiring the services of many, many Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas and director Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Just Like Heaven) uncork a romantic romp as bubbly as wedding-toast champagne. It's the perfect comedy for anyone who believes in laughs and love. Or needs to.]]>
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past [Blu-ray]
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In a take-off of the Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol, the ghosts of past girlfriends and other voluntary spirits, attempt to help a cold-hearted womanizer bring back the sensitivity and love in his life.
We begin the plot with the much sought-after bachelor ladies' man, in-demand schmoozer, professional photographer Conner (McConahey). He loves all the ladies, every one he can get into, so to speak. As we watch love 'em and leave 'em Conner break the ladies' hearts, we begin to think of him as a loveable schmuck. Even though we want to slap him, there is something about him. We follow him to his brother's wedding at the country home he grew up, in a castle-sized estate. We find out that his parents died young, leaving 7 year old Conner to help raise his 2 year old brother. Both were raised by Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) at the mansion.
Young Conner grew up with young Jennie (Jennifer Garner). They seemed to be best friends but fell short on the boyfriend/girlfriend end of the stick when they got into their teens. Conner seemed afraid of being hurt and, under the expert tutilage of Uncle Wayne, turned into a ladies man.
Showing up at the wedding and voicing his extreme cynicism about love and marriage, Conner offends everyone. He is soon visited by the now deceased Uncle Wayne who tells him to mend his evil ways. To help Conner out, Wayne warns him of upcoming visits from 3 spirits, just like Jacob Marley and Ebineezer Scrooge.
And so it begins. As I said, it is often laugh-out-loud funny, coupled with sincerety and love. There were times I found a tear or two in my eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would certainly want to see it again. It's a feel-good movie and enjoyable to watch the sincerity and love return to this man's life.
I love Matthew McConaughey in pretty much everything he's ever been in. He's a good actor, but I really didn't buy him as a charmer in this movie. I really couldn't see why the women were falling for him. He wasn't even slightly charming or likable. He was just a jerk. It made me feel like the writers of this movie thought all women were just idiots ready to fall into bed with anyone.
Jennifer Garner is another of my faves in other movies. She wasn't bad in this one, but it wasn't enough to save the movie.
One thing I did like about this movie was Lacey Chabert. She was very believable as the nervous bride to be. She was freaking out about every detail as many brides do and was a wreck. She gave us some comedic moments and was cute as a button.
I'm glad I only rented this movie from Netflix, so I'm only out an hour adn 40 minutes of my life rather than $20. If you really feel the need to see this movie, rent it before buying it.
This movie makes everyone in it look like a piece of crap (even the bride's mother who #1 doesn't take the slightest offense at MM grabbing and fondling her breasts at the wedding rehearsal--wish I could get away with that!--and #2 in blithely discussing everyone's sexual adventures with each other refers to the potential of having sex with MM as a "I could have worse" scenario). This is supposed to be a romantic comedy? It's insulting is what it is.
Unfortunately for us we like look at good looking people even if they're doing bad things.
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A flock of Hollywood pros set out to make a light, entertaining romantic comedy for the Friday night at the movies crowd but ended up with better than they knew. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Andy McKinney
I saw this for the first time this past season and liked it a lot, had to have it to watch when i want, without commercials. very good story with good actors acting well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by daveyusa1
Scrooge would be proud! Very good and funny, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...Published 1 month ago by Douglas Gulledge
I don't know why people rate this movie so poorly! I thought it was really good and I'm a guy!Published 1 month ago by Justin O
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