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Still shot from the movie: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) may have hordes of female admirers, yet he has managed to keep his heart all to himself. But when the bachelor comes home to attend his brother's (Breckin Meyer) wedding, he is given cause to rethink his womanizing ways. This is thanks to the appearance of his deceased Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) and some insightful Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 01 May 2009
Video Release: 22 Sep 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

A character in this film says the person with the most power in a relationship is the one who cares the least. Do you think this statement is accurate? How can someone avoid becoming the “victim” in a relationship? Can a relationship of trust be developed between people if one person is concerned about holding power?

Women in movies are often portrayed as being attracted to guys who need “fixing up.” Do you think these depictions are accurate? How can a woman know if a man is worth such efforts, and whether or not the changes will be permanent? Do you think it is possible for a man to fall into a habit of learned helplessness? What can both genders do to maintain a healthy interdependent relationship?

Although a joke is made about the number of condoms Connor has used in his “career,”  what health concerns would/should his partners have about entering into a relationship with a man like him?

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