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The GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST

A womaniser, Connor, finds himself being haunted by the ghosts of his former girlfriends at his younger brother`s wedding. Through the spiritual guidance from The Ghost of Girlfriend`s Past, Present and Future, these spirits hope to help Connor come into realisation about his ways with the women.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG
Release Date: 11 Jun 2009
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Running Time: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
Distributor: WARNER BROS
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Breckin Meyer
Director: Mark Waters
Format: NA

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Watch this if you liked: "How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days", "A Christmas Carol", "The Wedding Singer"

"Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" pits a chiselled, chunky and cocksure Matthew McConaughey against another over-sculpted jawline beauty Jennifer Garner, in a Dickensian story about a commitment-retard who masks his insecurities by bedding and binning as many women as he can, up until a magical night when ghostly spirits of real people in his life put him through a 3-D rerun of his romantic lifespan and forces him to rethink his ways.

Any self-respecting chicklit/chickflick follower will tell you that Casanova characters don't get cast any better than McConaughey, with his suave swagger and deep Southern voice. Even if he does dress like a gay pirate (as referenced from the trailer), he's still one of the most saleable stars for this kind of role. Jennifer Garner as his romantic opposite doesn't need to do much to help the story along, with McConaugher in his element.

The fun factor in this movie is actually his Hugh Hefner of an uncle, played by the ageless Michael Douglas. This womanising lothario gets some very cool lines to say and his scoring tuition for McConaughey's then-budding Romeo character provides some refreshing and clever input to an otherwise rather fleeting and forgettable story.

"Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" is fortunately not offensive and neither is it too hollow. To over-generalise, ladies will probably enjoy this because of McConaughey's redemption and the Cinderella ending. Fellas can watch it too but don't let your date catch you ogling at Christina Milian in that lacy black bra, or you'll definitely be cursing at this movie for having created an instant 'past' girlfriend. Other bonuses include learning how to get your brother's chick back by knocking out Robert Forster and how to multiple-dump up to three girlfriends via YM conference call.


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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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