Published on September 7th, 2009 | by simeon0
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner star in a unique take on the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” with a romantic comedy about finding love and redemption. In “Ghosts of Girlfriends past”, McConaughey stars as famous photographer and Lothario Conner Mead who moved adroitly from one woman to another and never stops to settle down as he avoids any form of commitment or sentimentality.
When he goes to his brother’s wedding, Conner is confronted by his childhood friend Jenny (Garner) who is the one who got away. After lots of verbal sparring and fighting, Conner is visited that night by the ghost of his uncle (Michael Douglas), who tells him not to follow in his womanizing ways and that three ghosts will visit him that evening. Along the way, the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future visit Conner and attempt to teach him the error of his ways.
While McConaughey continues to play characters that do not appear to vary much between films, he and Garner work well with one another and make this formulaic comedy a fun and enjoyable viewing experience.
Available from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.