I saw the new Matthew McConaughey movie the other night and it was far from his worst film that I've had the displeasure of sitting through, but it was still pretty terrible. Basically McConaughey is playing Connor Mead, a rich playboy photographer who has a diligent assistant who copes with his personal and professional life with ease (it made me think of Daniel Meade on Ugly Betty... which should have been a red flag). Connor's the kind of guy who breaks up with girls in groups via conference call. He ends up at his brother's wedding (where he's slept with 3 out of 4 of the bridesmaids) and basically ruins everything with his assy behavior and rude attitudes towards commitment.
So he's visited by the ghost of his Uncle Wayne, the man who taught him everything he knows about ladies, who in the afterlife has come to realize that relationships and spooning aren't so bad. Wayne dispatches three ghosts to set Connor straight, in this lame attempt to take the Christmas out of A Christmas Carol. The film does earn a few points for winking at the audience about the fact that it is a Christmas Carol redo, but that's about it. Instead, while McConaughey has made his fame/money on starring in cheesy rom-coms, I mostly spent the entire time thinking that the rest of the cast could do better than this mish-mosh of a movie. Here's what the other talented co-stars were forced to do to earn their paycheck for this film.
This Friday marks the release of this year's annual crappy Matthew McConaughey rom-com Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (and further proof that my favorite lady in the world Jennifer Garner is trying to kill me -- kill me! -- with her terrible film choices). Though this time the plot doesn't seem to go near a beach, a water ski or a Kate Hudson, it is still the same crappy McConaughey movie we get every year. You can't fool anyone by dressing it up as just another unnecessary Christmas Carol remake, McConaughey. We are onto you! Let's examine the terrible evidence.