Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (12A)

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Matthew McConaughey plays Connor, a commitment-phobic photographer and serial shagger in this curious hybrid of A Christmas Carol and Broken Flowers.

On the eve of his brother's wedding, he gets drunk, mocks the idea of love and calls marriage "a corrupt and hateful institution". Well, he's had it. His late uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas,) a lifelong ladies' man, appears to announce that he's sending three ghosts to show Connor his heartless past life. Luckily, his childhood sweetheart, Jenny (Jennifer Garner), is matron of honour and a happy ending is under his nose. There isn't an original thought in the film, but it bounds along amusingly.