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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1 May 2009 (USA)
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While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

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Mark Waters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Connor Mead
Jennifer Garner ... Jenny Perotti
Michael Douglas ... Uncle Wayne
Breckin Meyer ... Paul
Lacey Chabert ... Sandra
Robert Forster ... Sergeant Volkom
Anne Archer ... Vonda Volkom
Emma Stone ... Allison Vandermeersh
Daniel Sunjata ... Brad
Noureen DeWulf ... Melanie
Rachel Boston ... Deena the Bridesmaid
Camille Guaty ... Donna the Bridesmaid
Amanda Walsh ... Denice the Bridesmaid
Emily Baldoni ... Nadja (as Emily Foxler)
Catherine Haena Kim ... Charlece
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Storyline

Connor Mead, a successful fashion photographer and a Lothario keen on casual sex, goes to his younger brother's wedding to convince him not to marry. He arrives at his dead uncle's estate during the rehearsal the night before the wedding; he starts in, taking his brother aside, trashing marriage. Later in the men's room, his uncle, who taught Connor all he knows about women, appears to him, confesses to have been wrong, and tells Connor that three ghosts will visit him that night: the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future. Connor has already set the breakup in motion. Can he learn anything from his life and fix what he's broken? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You can't always run from your past


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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USA

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Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hanté par ses ex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,411,434, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:

$55,250,026

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,223,269
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally set up at Walt Disney Pictures with Ben Affleck attached to play the lead character, and Kevin Smith to direct. Production was to begin in the fall of 2003, but budgetary concerns and the failure of Gigli (2003) forced the studio to cancel the film one month prior to shooting. Ironically, when the film did get made years later, Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner appeared in it. And the role Affleck was supposed to play, was instead played by his Dazed and Confused (1993) co-star, Matthew McConaughey. See more »

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Nadja/Nadia is not strictly a Russian girl's name, but is common in many countries throughout the world. Famous Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, who shares a nationality with the Nadja in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Paul: These are my groomsmen. Guys, this is my brother Connor.
Groomsman #1: We've heard the stories, man.
Connor Mead: Oh, ok.
Groomsman #2: An *honor* to be serving with you.
Connor Mead: And with you.
Groomsman #3: It's mice to neat you. Damn it! I blew it.
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Version of Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) See more »

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Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Enjoyable romantic comedy/drama, it borrows "Christmas Carol" ghosts of past, present and future
21 March 2010 | by btm1See all my reviews

After being the root cause of his kid brother's wedding being called off, Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey), a noted womanizer who sees male-female relationships as a strategic game to be enjoyed without becoming ensnared, is visited by the "ghost" of the first girl he ever had sex with. She tells him he will be visited by ghosts of his past, future and present girl friends. These are not ghosts of dead people but possess the shape and memories of the living women.

I found the film to be more enjoyable than I expected it would be. I generally don't care much for Matthew McConaughey films. But he surprised me in this one.

Although generally considered a romantic comedy, it is not a film aiming for laughs. It is a comedy in the sense of not a tragedy, in that it has a happy ending. Instead of funny, the story aims at giving the audience an emotional response.


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