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2nd Mar '18 3:49:19 PM JamesAustin
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* BouquetToss: Being set around a wedding, the film ends with the bride tossing the bouquet. It's caught by Keiko, [[BrickJoke the Asian archer who hasn't shown up since the beginning of the movie]], who shoots it out of the air.



* BouquetToss: Being set around a wedding, the film ends with the bride tossing the bouquet. It's caught by Keiko, [[BrickJoke the Asian archer who hasn't shown up since the beginning of the movie]], who shoots it out of the air.

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* BouquetToss: Being set around {{Bridezilla}}: Sandra, the fiancée of the protagonist's brother Paul. She is racked with wedding jitters, has a minor panic attack when the salad served at the rehearsal dinner is wrong, and [[spoiler:calls off the wedding, the film ends complete with throwing decorations into the bride tossing the bouquet. It's caught by Keiko, [[BrickJoke the Asian archer who hasn't shown up since the beginning of the movie]], who shoots it fireplace, when she finds out of the air.Paul slept with her bridesmaid when they were dating]].


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* TheUnfairSex: The protagonist Connor Mead is portrayed as needing a lesson in respecting women. The problem is, not only is he given a sympathetic backstory (a childhood love hurt his feelings, and he turned into a player to avoid such pain again), but they show the bridesmaids pretty much [[AllWomenAreLustful engaging in the same bed-hopping behavior]] (even competing to bed the protagonist) with no negative consequences. There is even a scene where it is discovered that one of them slept with the groom (Connor's brother). When Connor makes the logical arguments that 1) this was years before his brother even met his fiancé and 2) they were comforting the bridesmaid, when she was the one he slept with and she didn't tell the bride either, he is treated as scum and even his own brother tells him off for it.
2nd Mar '18 3:10:06 AM JamesAustin
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''Ghosts of Girlfriends Past'' is a 2009 American romantic comedy film that stars Creator/MatthewMcConaughey, Creator/JenniferGarner, and Creator/MichaelDouglas.

Connor Mead ([=McConaughey=]) is a famous photographer and serial womanizer. He attends his brother Paul's wedding, where he becomes reacquainted with Jenny Perotti (Garner), Connor's childhood friend and the only girl who's ever captured his heart. After Connor delivers a drunken speech at the rehearsal dinner where he says that love isn't real, he's met in the bathroom by the ghost of his uncle Wayne (Douglas), the man who taught Connor everything he knows about seducing women. Wayne informs Connor that, over the course of the evening, he will be visited by three ghosts who will lead him through his romantic past, present, and future.

As one can notice from this synopsis, the plot is based on Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', featuring a wedding day and the day before, rather than the familiar Christmas and Christmas Eve from ''A Christmas Carol''. The three ghosts share similar appearances with the original descriptions, and the film shares the traditional plot points from the book.
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!!This film features examples of:
* BrickJoke: That Asian archer who appeared at the beginning of the movie doing some WilliamTelling and then seeminly disappeared? She reappears at the end of the movie shooting the wedding {{bouquet|Toss}} out of the air.
* BouquetToss: Being set around a wedding, the film ends with the bride tossing the bouquet. It's caught by Keiko, [[BrickJoke the Asian archer who hasn't shown up since the beginning of the movie]], who shoots it out of the air.
* TheCasanova: Connor is a serial womanizer.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The back story of Connor Mead involves him suffering a minor romantic disappointment. He then gleefully accepts his uncle's advice on womanizing so that he'll never feel vulnerable to a female ever again. It works to the point of him becoming a womanizing {{Jerkass}} whom everyone hates.
* RomComJob: She's a wedding planner, he's a photographer.
* WilliamTelling: This happens in involving an arrow, a rising pop star, and the 6th place Japanese archery champion.
-->"She didn't even medal!"
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The film is a variation on this, where the ghosts (even though at least one isn't actually dead) show the main character his romantic past, present, and future in order to make him give up his womanizing ways.
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