The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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"You can't always run from your past."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.8  (93,699)
  • 34

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a romantic comedy film from 2009 that stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Emma Stone. The movie tells the story of a successful and handsome photographer named Connor Mead (played by McConaughey), who has a reputation for being a womanizer and commitment-phobe. When Connor's younger brother (played by Breckin Meyer) announces his wedding, Connor decides to attend the event, despite his aversion to relationships and marriage.

Upon arrival, Connor is forced to confront his past and the many women he has hurt along the way. This is due to the fact that the ghost of his uncle Wayne (played by Michael Douglas), a legendary womanizer and Connor's mentor, comes back to haunt him. Wayne tells Connor that he will be visited by three ghosts over the course of the evening, who will show him the error of his ways and help him become a better person.

The first ghost is Connor's high-school sweetheart, Jenny (played by Garner), who reminds him of the love and happiness he once had. They reminisce about old times and the memories they shared, and Jenny makes him realize that he needs to stop running away from love and learn to appreciate it.

The second ghost is Allison Vandermeersh (played by Stone), who represents the many women that Connor has used and discarded over the years. Allison shows Connor the consequences of his actions and the pain he has caused, and makes him realize that he needs to take responsibility for the way he treats people.

The third and final ghost is Uncle Wayne himself, who shows Connor what his future will be like if he continues down his current path. He shows him a world where he is alone and unhappy, and makes him realize that he needs to change his ways if he wants to find true love and happiness.

Through these encounters, Connor learns to confront his fears and insecurities, and discovers that love is worth the risk. He apologizes to the women he has hurt, including Jenny, and finally admits his feelings for her. The movie ends with Connor and Jenny rekindling their love and starting a new relationship, showing that it's never too late to change and find happiness.

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a lighthearted and entertaining romantic comedy that explores themes of love, commitment, and the consequences of our actions. The performances by McConaughey, Garner, and Stone are engaging and fun, and the story is a nostalgic reminder of the ups and downs of past relationships. Overall, the movie is a feel-good crowd-pleaser that will leave audiences smiling and believing in the power of love.

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a 2009 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 34.

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