Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Synopsis
A bachelor is visited by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is cheesy, tacky, and gimmicky. But as directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), it's also prankish and inventive enough to be kind of...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In terms of character, McConaughey is the toxin and Garner the antitoxin. It's not exactly chemistry, but as pharmacology it's effective.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Despite my McConaughey resistance I got more guilty chuckles from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past than "Failure to Launch" or "Four Christmases."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has some laughs - more than a few thanks to Michael Douglas as a dead swinger (the movie's Jacob Marley) - and some moments of tenderness,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Ghosts is better-than-average McConaughey swill, but not by much - that's its pleasure and its curse.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Ghosts can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a racy raunchfest or a sentimental celebration of soul mates. So it ends up being a...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie clumps through one witless if not wince-evoking sequence after another without the relief of laughter.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Never comes as close as spitting distance to a laugh.
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20

New York Daily News

Douglas is the only one who looks like he's actually having fun with the dim-witted script.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A bizarre conflation of chick flick and "A Christmas Carol."
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GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST (GOGP). GRADE: B-PLUS

By MOVIES REVIEWER
4/28 Tues - this evening I attended the advance press preview of this 100min comedy (although I'm NOT affiliated with the media/press). Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner were perfectly cast -...

Not in a million years

By kmatson
Thought I would hate this movie. Yes, it was silly at times. I never thought in a million years that I would rate this a Go....but it was entertaining....

“GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST” – Ghosts aren’t the Only things “Transparent” in this! = Rating: 7 of 10 stars

By jimchudnow
(Per an advance preview:) In this film, MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY 'CONNECTS' more than usual with his co-stars, & it results in a considerably improved product. He plays a famous photog who agrees to attend...

Great date movie

By Exile_Ian
Saw preview screening last night in Seattle and thought it was great fun. Matthew McConaughey is very believable as a 'player' whose cynical attitude to woman is only successful at superficial...

GOOD MOVIE

By jboy82
Saw the screening last night and i really enjoyed this movie. It had many funny moments and has a happy ending. Great date movie. The whole cast did a good job acting....

Don't waste your time or money

By wilsonfamily89
This movie was horrible. The writers took 1 1/2 hours to develop Matthew McConaughey's sorry character and literally every other word was sex. The characters were constantly talking about who they...

Life lessons learned!

By auburn huntress
I went to this movie because there was nothing else I hadn't seen or wanted to see. I was really surprised that this movie was funny. And it is not just a chick flick guys will enjoy this movie as...

Girls Movie Night.

By Flo-b
Cute Movie. My friends and I really enjoyed it. Total Chick Flick....

Excellent

By stephleigh
Went for a Girl's Night out to see it with 9 friends and everyone LOVED IT!!...

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

By barbieeg
This movie is total garbage. It depicts women in such a poor light - dumb and desperate for any man. Even the bride's mother is desperate and Anne Archer has always played a strong very...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For some language, sexual content throughout and a drug reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Predictable romcom has some iffy stuff, but OK for teens.
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