Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
There’s nothing like a romantic comedy when you feel like watching a film you don’t want to think about. And Ghosts of Girlfriends Past fits the bill perfectly. Matthew McConaughey plays Connor Mead, a perpetual bachelor who treats women like dirt. He’s happy with his lifestyle until he turns up to his brother’s wedding and comes face to face with the girl that got away, Jenny Perotti.
Desperate not to let her get to him, he starts hitting on every single woman at the wedding. That is until he hits the bathroom and has a visit from his Uncle Wayne – who’s been dead for some time. Wayne’s ghost has a ‘little chat’ with Connor about his lifestyle and tries to tell him that if he doesn’t change his ways, he’ll end up sad and alone. Knowing Connor hasn’t been convinced, he speaks of three more ghosts he’ll be visited by before the night is out. And this is where the fun starts.
In a direct take-off of A Christmas Carol, Connor is visited by the ghosts of past, present and future, who show him what he needs to know in order to make him realise the error of his ways. And you’ll just have to watch the film to find out if they succeed or not.
Overall, this is a fun film. It won’t wow you with the stunning scenery, acting or plotline, but it’s mindless fun that’ll give you a giggle. Michael Douglas was my favourite in this, as the ghostly, and very naughty, Uncle Wayne. Definitely put this on your list for a girly night in – while it’s no classic, it’s a pleasant enough way to pass a couple of hours.