Box art for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

comedy, romance


A committed bachelor with a no-strings policy gets an urgent message from the ghost of his late uncle, delivered through the ghosts of Connor's jilted girlfriends-past, present and future.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    26%
  • Audience Score
    41%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Predictable romcom has some iffy stuff, but OK for teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this predictable romantic comedy about a shameless womanizer who ultimately sees the error of his ways has plenty of innuendo and discussion about sex, though there's more talk than action. Expect to see deep kissing, some groping, and a clothed man being straddled by a scantily clad woman while they make out. There's also some swearing ("bitch," "damn," etc.) and drinking, including a scene in which an uncle buys his eighth-grade nephew a drink in a bar.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages about relationships and sex. Why is Connor's behavior so bad? Why do you think he turned out the way he did? And why does Jenny still have feelings for him, considering how he treated her?
  • How is this movie similar to and different from other romantic comedies?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The only thing of note is that its star, Matthew McConaughey, doesn't remove his shirt

- Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Jennifer Garner is sweet and radiant as McConaughey's childhood friend and former lover; Lacey Chabert steals scenes as the woman marrying McConaughey's brother; and Robert Forster and Anne Archer are good as her parents.

- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Friday, May 1, 2009

Rotten: It's a tired premise with some even weaker gags.

- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Monday, May 4, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

i actually thought this was a good movie. yes, it was cliche and predictable and this movie has been done before and it's been done better. it is funny though and has a good message to it. B-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Tuesday, August 3, 2010

5 stars

A really cute movie & I loved the parts that had Mikey in them lol. :) Matthew was a great actor of course & I loved Jennifer Garner's role as well :) Loved it!!!!! :)

- movieguru12, Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2 stars

it's a christmas carol with ex-girlfriends. kinda cute.

- theylovealexis, Tuesday, July 6, 2010