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The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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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Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El soltero más codiciado  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,480,288 (USA) (5 November 1999)

Gross:

£761,788 (UK) (3 March 2000)
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Several of the brides chasing the bachelor at the end of this movie are male extras in drag. See more »

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Video-taped wills are not recognized as valid in California. See more »

Quotes

[after Jimmie is rejected by his ex-girlfriend Stacey]
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very cute movie, great remake of the old classic
6 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Bachelor is very cute, Chris O'Donnell is very good in it. I've seen the old silent this is a remake of, "Seven Chances" starring Buster Keaton, it is very funny, and one of Buster's best, i never thought anyone would be interested in remaking it, but I'm glad they did. Renee Zellweger is also good in it, she makes The Bachelor worth watching. She is very pretty and believable as O'Donnell's girlfriend. The movie gets a little slow sometimes, but recovers afterward. there is an all star cast, i couldn't believe there were so many stars in it. All of O'Donnell's old girlfriends are really funny (the cop, opera singer, student, cook, stock broker, Buckley and Zoey.) So overall The Bachelor was an almost perfect movie.


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