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.