Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
  • Directors(s)

    Mark Waters

  • Production Year

    2009

  • Release date

    01/05/2009

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Comedy, Romance

  • Approx. running minutes

    100m

  • Cast

    Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Matthew McConaughey

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Film

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

Contains moderate sex references, language and a drug reference

While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

  • Directors(s)

    Mark Waters

  • Production Year

    2009

  • Release date

    01/05/2009

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Comedy, Romance

  • Approx. running minutes

    100m

  • Cast

    Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Matthew McConaughey

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST is romantic comedy about a womaniser who plans to remain a bachelor forever. However, when he attends his brother's wedding, he is visited by three ghosts who show the impact of his behaviour on his past, present and future. This forces him to confront his shortcomings and make amends. It was passed '12A' for moderate sex references, language and a drug reference.

The main character's obsession with sex and staying a bachelor gives rise to many references to sexual behaviour such as 'week-long orgies', 'you must be the wedding sex date for everyone else', references to 'shagging', 'did she have crabs?' and 'he invented the word 'MILF'. These are wholly unsuitable for younger audiences but are acceptable at '12A' where BBFC Guidelines state 'Sex references may reflect what is likely to be familiar to most adolescents but should not go beyond what is suitable for them'. Turning to the drug reference, this is said in relation to a memorable party at which there was 'a pile of blow the size of a toaster' which in context is mentioned by way of celebration and which is too strong to be contained at 'PG' where 'any references to illegal drugs or drug misuse must be innocuous or carry a suitable anti-drug message'. Finally there are two uses of 'bitch', one of which is directed in an aggressive tone and therefore best described as 'moderate', placing it at '12A'.

  • Classified date

    21/04/2009

  • BBFC reference

    AFF256836

  • Language

    English