Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Theatrical Release: May 1, 2009
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past


Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women…in that order. A committed bachelor who thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call, Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul’s wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships–past, present and future. Together they attempt to find out what turned Connor into such an insensitive jerk and whether there is still hope for him to find true love…or if he really is the lost cause everyone thinks he is.

Dove Review

First of all, the answer is yes, this is a chick flick. I am sure that a lot of women have met a man like Connor, who thinks that women are only worth it for one thing and it is not marriage. But just like Scrooge in the classic “Christmas Carol”, Connor is shown the errors of his ways so he can change the future. The changes that have to be made not only benefit him but also those around him.

This story has some good qualities and there are some very funny moments. Casual sex is frowned upon by many and there are other lessons such as you cannot run away from love. Unfortunately, there is a lot of content that puts this movie far beyond the Dove guidelines and it cannot receive the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Many situations of implied sexual relationships between unmarried couples, implied sexual relationship with a variety of different partners; comment regarding orgies; unmarried couple shown in bed together after assumed sex; many sexual innuendos.
Language: S-1; A-4; H-7; D-5; GD-1; J-1; OMG/OG- 20; 13 different slang words for sex; 6 different slang words used for male genitals.
Violence: Man's face gets slapped; man is punched in face; wedding cake is smashed; man gets knocked out.
Drugs: Many scenes of people drinking throughout the movie.
Nudity: Women shown in bra and panties; cleavage; shirtless man; women in short skirts and dresses; women in sexy outfits; man undresses a woman.
Other: Disrespectful talk and actions toward women; disrespectful comments regarding other people.


Company: New Line Cinema
Writer: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Director: Mark Waters
Producer: Brad Epstein
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe