Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

DVD review from The Movie Snob

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (B-). I was hanging out with the Borg Queen this evening, and I did not object to her putting this recent release on the old DVD player. It is yet another reworking of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Matthew McConaughey (Mud) stars as Connor Mead, a successful fashion photographer and even more successful practitioner of the art of casual sex. But Connor is no shallow hedonist; he has a fully worked-out anti-marriage philosophy. His boorish defense of this philosophy gets him into trouble when he shows up for the festivities the day before his younger brother’s wedding. But then the ghost of his dear departed Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas, Solitary Man) appears to Connor, and the customary three apparitions thereafter try to show Connor the error of his philandering, loveless ways. Jennifer Garner (Juno), who is not my favorite actress in the world by a long shot, plays the One Who Got Away.  Emma Stone (Zombieland), whom I like a lot, appears as one of the ghosts. Diverting fluff.

4 comments on “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

  1. […] part Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in Wall Street) and part Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past). You see, Kalmen was once a hugely successful owner of car dealerships and had a lovely family, […]

  2. […] for me.  Nice supporting work by Bobby Cannavale (Chef) as Danny’s son Tom, Jennifer Garner (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) as Tom’s very pregnant wife, and Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) as the Hilton hotel […]

  3. […] some other equipment that lets him communicate with and control his ant minions.  Michael Douglas (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) also stars as the inventor of the suit.  Michael Peña (Fury) steals every scene he’s in as […]

  4. […] like Big, and I assumed that this movie was basically a remake, and (2) I am not a Jennifer Garner (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) fan. Anyhoo, the movie was a pleasantish surprise, even though it was extremely similar to Big. […]

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