Imagine a unique blend of A Christmas Carol and Hugh Hefner after eating way too much pizza with the works too late at night and his resulting nightmares and you have an idea of the plot line in Ghosts.
McConaughy plays his usual character -- confident, sarcastic, intense and charming. Garner plays the girl-next-door all grown up. If you are a fan of both or either, the movie may charm you. And charming it is with clever enough writing and characterization.
However, the sheer number of used and discarded females by both Connor (McConaughey) and his mentor Uncle Wayne (Douglas) is a bit overwhelming and sad. The advice and early life training by Uncle Wayne is horrifying but makes Connor's character sympathetic.
The language and adult themes and the multitudes of encounters make me hesitate to recommend it to anyone younger than seventeen and to warn anyone over that age to not expect movie Nirvana.
I expected this to be lame-but-funny in a "Kate and Leopald" kind of way, but instead it was a still-smoking trainwreck in a "Fools Gold" kind of way. Fans of William Goldman know his mantra about how a bad film can result from a good script, but McConaughey films are starting to show that a terrible script can be made into unwatchable crap if enough miscast people are thrown in. Hollywood obviously loves Dickens since (1) he's classic, (2) he's dead, … more