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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past-Surprisingly funny!

Yes, I watched this movie. I watched it for two reasons: I just started book two of my series that I am writing, and NOTHING was on TV at the hotel. I was very happy that I caught it. Matt McConaughey plays Conner Mead, a Tucker Max-ish womanizer who loves them and leaves them. He is the type of guy who dumps three girls at once over a teleconference in front of another girl that he plans to do then dump. He believes that love is a fallacy, and that there is no such thing. His brother, played well by Breckin Meyer, is getting married to a nice, albeit neurotic, girl and has invited Conner to the wedding. Conner shows up and disaster ensues as he gropes the Mother-in-Law, agrees to bone the bridesmaid, and lets the cat out of the bag that Paul(Meyer) slept with one of the bridesmaids in the early years of his relationship with the bride. After destroying the wedding cake and watching his childhood love Jenny(Jennifer Garner) get picked up by another man, he is visited by his late Uncle(Michael Douglas) who tells him that he will be visited by 3 ghosts of past girlfriends who will mend his ways. Yeah, sounds familiar. You can pretty much guess where it goes from there, and it even nods to the fact that it is a Christmas Carol rip a few times. The humor is very blunt, and though I shy away from feel-good stuff I actually enjoyed watching this. A few times I laughed out loud, which is rare when I watch a movie like this.
Verdict: Watch it! It’s hilarious. Matt McConaughey was meant to do comedy, and Jennifer Garner, while not quite Kate Hudson, does a great job bouncing off of him.

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