Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Movie Review 42

This fluffy rom-com stars Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner and it is directed by Mark Waters who also directed Just Like Heaven and Mean Girls.

Connor Mead(McConaughey) is a self-centred womaniser who just uses every woman he meets for sex and then leaves them. He is a photographer and he works with a lot of models who he bangs and then leaves. He has to return to his home when his brother Paul(Breckin Meyer) is getting married to Sandra(Lacey Chabert). He is against marriage and he doesn't believe in lover etc. He tries to tell his brother that he can back out of it any time he likes and that he will help him escape. His brother doesn't want to back out and he seems to love Sandra.
So, Connor meets his childhood sweetheart, Jenny(Garner) and he remembers back to when they were kids growing up. He ruins everything when he lets it slip that Paul slept with one of the bridesmaids. He is visited by his dead uncle Wayne(Michael Douglas) who tells him that he is going to be visited by ghosts who will show him the girlfriends of his past, present and future. He is visited by the first girl he had sex with and she shows him how he fell for Jenny when he was younger and how they didn't get together. She shows him how he learned how to treat women from his playboy uncle Wayne and how he lost Jenny because of this.
Then he is visited by his personal assistant as a ghost and she shows him where he is now. He is shown all the women that he has mistreated and he feels terrible. He is beginning to realise that he has wasted so much time being a jerk. He is treated to a glimpse of the future by the last ghost and he sees Jenny marrying someone else and it shocks him into trying to change himself. He saves the wedding from being cancelled and he manages to become a better person.He realises that he loves Jenny and he tries to make amends for being such a creep and he wins Jenny back in the process.
This movie was okay. McConaughey is suited to the part of the womaniser and Garner is okay as the love interest. It wasn't a bad movie and if you like light comedies, then you will love this. I am going to give it a 5/10.


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