I didn’t care very much for this film mainly because I don’t think it had any sense of identity. In other words, it didn’t know where it wanted to go. When a film leaves me with that impression, generally it means that the director didn’t have any clear-cut idea about where he wanted this film to go, nor what he wanted to be. And, when the director doesn’t seem to know what’s going on, how can the viewing public be expected to know,
This film is basically about a bachelor attends his brother’s wedding, and gets far more than a piece of the wedding cake. While there he receives visits from the ghosts of several of his past girlfriends. The film is billed as a comedy, but sadly it doesn’t get too many laughs. It could have been done as a romantic comedy as well, but the way it plays out, it won’t make you long for the good old days and those far gone relationships either. And that is exactly what the film is so disappointing. The viewers are left wondering just what it is exactly that they should be feeling. Is this supposed to be a racy type of comedy, or is it supposed to be a sentimental love story. Who knows,
The high point of the movie is the brother whose wedding all this takes place around. At least he seems more real; the kind of guy who knows what love is and how important it is to grab ahold of when it comes within reach.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past sadly could have been so much more than what the film delivered. It was a real disappointment.