Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

Did the world really need a new re-imagining of “A Christmas Carol”?  I say nay, but I control nothing, so instead Ghosts of Girlfriends Past makes a staggering $102 million worldwide and movies like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang fly under Joe Multiplex’s radar.  It’s really not fair to compare those two films as they are vastly different but dammit, I just read that total gross and was furious!  FURIOUS I tell you.

One of the most off-putting aspects of GFs Past is that at least two of the ghosts aren’t exactly ghosts at all, unless Emma Stone’s character died some weird death that was 1) unexplained or 2) glossed over because who wants to think about that when we’re putting Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner together! or 3) she wasn’t exactly dead but that would require more exposition.  Fuck exposition in a rom-com!

I don’t know what to tell you, the leads pull off their parts alright, some of the supporting cast are decent, and some are probably embarrassed to have been roped into the movie, but hey, MONEY!

2 / 5

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About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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