You know what you're getting into when you buy a ticket for a Rom-Com with Matthew McConaughey: eye candy for the next 1 1/2. Yet, throughout this film, I never saw it. He plays a successful photog who just loves women (hello ad man from How to Lose a Guy). To help him see his true gal pal for life love, he is visited by all of his girlfriends from the past who point him in the direction of Jenny, played by Jennifer Garner.
The true icing on this wedding cake were characters played by Emma Stone (Jules from Superbad) and Lacey Chabert (her father invented the Toaster Strudel in Mean Girls). Stone plays a ghost talking McConaughey through some past flames. Her outfit is amazing and when you learn of how her and McConaughey's character hooked up, you can't stop laughing. Chabert plays the lass marrying McConaughey's brother, played by Breckin Meyer (RoadTrip fame). She's a bridezilla on acid, crack and uppers. Watching her on screen is a treat.
As for Garner's character, I felt like she never got fully developed and she was hardly on screen. I was excited to see her paired with Rescue Me's fireman Daniel Sunjata, but felt like their scenes were cold and flat.
And having Michael Douglas in this film was completely unneccessary. He was a creepy corpse and extremely reminisent of the Tales from the Crypt guy. Douglas brought nothing to the screen and he looks awfully, awfully, painfully old. It was hard to watch.
This is one ghost I hope is done haunting me.