Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Predictable romcom has some iffy stuff, but OK for teens.

PG-13 2009 100 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 21 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Inappropiate, Sexist, Not Funny, Full of Stereotypes

I don't know in what world this movie passed off as a rom-com, there is nothing romantic or comedic about this film. If you're watching this with kids, it's extremely inappropriate, and not just because of the constant talk about sex, but rather because it sends extremely harmful messages to boys and girls alike. It's full of stereotypes, portraying women as hysterical, ditzy, and objectifying them at every turn. It teaches horrible pickup tricks that you should belittle and play mind-tricks on women and they'll come crawling to you. The women in this film aren't even treated as people, but rather as playthings for the protagonist. And it teaches that he can't be held responsible for his actions because some girl in middle school rejected him, so now he's afraid of commitment. What a joke. And the "good" ending at the end doesn't fix any of the issues, the fact is that the movie still glamorizes the playboy lifestyle, dehumanizes the female characters, and sends the wrong message that a womanizer can be "fixed" by the "right woman". Absolutely disgusting and not in touch with reality.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+

Sexist and poor images of women- terrible role models

I recently watched this with my 9 year old daughter and 2 boys, 12 and 13. My daughter is mature. This had very provocative scenes. Women are so poorly portrayed. They are overly sexed, promiscuous and objectified. I don't usually write such comments but i was shocked and embarrassed with my husband and had to cover her eyes or skip a lot of scenes. We've watched pretty much all of the romcom chick flicks one can find but this really bothered me.

This title has:

Too much sex

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