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At Theaters: 5/1/2009 On Video: 9/22/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529997
Studio: New Line Cinema
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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.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Matthew McConaughey FOOL'S GOLD, WE ARE MARSHALL, FAILURE TO LAUNCH
Jennifer Garner JUNO, THE KINGDOM, CATCH AND RELEASE, ELEKTRA
Lacey Chabert BLACK CHRISTMAS, THE WILD THORNBERRYS
Michael Douglas YOU, ME AND DUPREE, THE SENTINEL, THE IN-LAWS
Emma Stone THE HOUSE BUNNY, THE ROCKER
Anne Archer MAN OF THE HOUSE, THE ART OF WAR
Robert Forster DRAGON WARS, FIREWALL, LIKE MIKE
Breckin Meyer GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, REBOUND
Director: Mark Waters THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, JUST LIKE HEAVEN
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
Pay Attention, Kid
What If You Could Relive Your Past
The Wedding Party
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Content Heading
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.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full 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 Ebert Full 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 Today Full 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.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 219 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
5
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
19
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
26
High
92%
30+Adults (M)
45
Fairly High
89%
30+Adults (F)
109
High
88%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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 hard-partying, 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.

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