A heartless womanizing bachelor (Matthew McConaughey) is
visited by the ghosts of his playboy uncle (Michael Douglas)
and those of his jilted girlfriends (Emma Stone, Noureen
DeWulf and Olga Maliouk) on the eve of the wedding of his
brother (Breckin Meyer), and he comes to realize the depth of
his feelings for his childhood sweetheart (Jennifer Garner).
Though there's ultimately a wonderfully redemptive outcome
and a strong affirmation of marriage and fidelity, along with
a couple of superlative scenes for McConaughey, director Mark
Waters' "A Christmas Carol" retread is marred by far too much
crude and smutty humor before getting there.
Watch out for: Crass sexual talk and innuendo, some crude
language and fleeting profanity, premarital sexual situations
and a drug reference.
Rated: USCCB: L; MPAA: PG-13