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The Bachelor (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  5 November 1999 (USA)
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A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

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Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his mouth and botches the proposal. Being insulted by the defeatist proposal, Anne leaves town on an assignment. After she's gone, he finds out that his recently-deceased grandfather's will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05pm on his 30th birthday: tomorrow! Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife. Written by Tony B

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One thousand brides. One hundred million dollars. Jimmie Shannon is about to discover the true value of love.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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5 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El soltero más codiciado  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£291,436 (UK) (18 February 2000)

Gross:

£761,788 (UK) (3 March 2000)
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One of the brides mentions that she "went to Princeton where Brooke Shields went". Brooke Shields plays Buckley in the movie. See more »

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When Jimmie is trying to explain to Daphne in the police station what's going on, she slaps him, then pins him against the wall with her right hand, with her left raised. In the next shot, her hands are switched. See more »

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Priest: It's a wonderful thing, as time goes by, to be with someone who looks into your face, when you've gotten old, and still sees what you think you look like.
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O Fortuna
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Written by Carl Orff
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Here come the brides
13 December 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Shannon has a big problem. What is he to do with an inheritance of a hundred millions left to him by his grandfather if he doesn't marry by a set date? Having said the wrong things to the one woman he truly loves, has resulted in sending Anne Arden away; she wants nothing to do with him. Unknown to Anne, Jimmy is now a rich man. Will she come back to him, or will Jimmy marry someone else that will assure him of the millions he inherited?

When it comes to dumb situations made by Hollywood, nothing is too much. This formula film, directed by Gary Sinyor, doesn't go anywhere. It tries to be too cute for its own good. It also has a gimmick going for itself when hundreds of women dressed in wedding gowns come to claim Jimmy for themselves.

The problem is with the pairing of a bland Chris O'Donnell, with another bland actress, Renee Zellwegger, who is the epitome of "cuteness" in the movies. If the viewer accepts these two can even attract one another, then there is nothing wrong in the world. Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook, two good actors are seen in the film, but they have nothing to play with.

Steve Cohen's screenplay doesn't do justice to the original material created originally for Buster Keaton, a genius in his own right, who should probably he horrified by this take on "Seven Chances".


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