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On the eve of his young brother's wedding, Connor, a committed bachelor who makes mockery of romance is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends. Together they attempt to find out why Connor is such an insensitive jerk.
Romantic Comedy - This is another romantic comedy targeted at female fans of star
Matthew McConaughey. Jennifer Garner adds another angle of appeal,
but her screen time is limited compared to her leading man. Michael
Douglas's role is pretty small. Suggestive humor make the film
inappropriate for young children.
PROFANITY: 1 S-word, 1 GD, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Some clothed sensuality. VIOLENCE: Hits and slaps. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: A brief car chase. COMEDY: Physical gags; suggestive dialogue.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average The script is smarter and better focused than that of last year's early summer romantic comedy, Made of Honor, but it nevertheless lacks the kind of forceful, attention-grabbing chemistry that elevates a movie in this genre from a passable diversion to a lasting source of entertainment.
Roger EbertFull Review Average The potential is here for a comedy that could have been hilarious. But the screenplay spaces out some undeniably funny lines in too much plot business,...
USA TodayFull Review Average The story is hackneyed and tiresome, bouncing from one witless and wince-inducing situation to another. There's little romance or comedy in this predictable and leaden rom-com.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 219 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great reviews from the guys and even better reviews from the ladies. Highly recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:About two-thirds of the guys loved it. The rest rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit low. Three-quarters of the ladies loved it and the rest rated it "Good/Average." Overall, these are very close to great reviews, but there will be some of you who are only somewhat satisfied.
ADULTS:The male reviews are very good but not great. Quite a large percentage rated it as average to above average with only a third rating it very high. The female reviews are almost identical. The reviews given here are very typical. They indicate a movie that nearly everyone enjoyed very much but few loved. Certainly recommended.
Celebrity photographer Connor Mead (MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY) loves
freedom, fun and women…in that order. A committed bachelor with a no-strings policy,
he thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call while prepping
his next date.
Connor's brother Paul is more the romantic type. In fact, he's about to be married.
Unfortunately, on the eve of the big event, Connor's mockery of romance proves a real
buzz-kill for Paul, the wedding party and a houseful of well wishers—including Connor's
childhood friend Jenny (JENNIFER GARNER), the one woman in his life who has always
seemed immune to his considerable charm.
Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he gets a
wake-up call from the ghost of his late Uncle Wayne (MICHAEL DOUGLAS), the
legendary ladies man upon whose exploits Connor has modeled his lifestyle.
Uncle Wayne has an urgent message for his protégé, which he delivers through the ghosts
of Connor's jilted girlfriends—past, present and future—who take him on a revealing and
hilarious odyssey through a lifetime of failed relationships.
Together, they will discover what turned Connor into such a shameless player and
whether he has a second chance to find – and this time, keep – the love of his life.