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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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Taglines:

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

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Comedy

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£291,436 (UK) (18 February 2000)

Gross:

£761,788 (UK) (3 March 2000)
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Trivia

This movie is based on the Buster Keaton silent film Seven Chances (1925). This film was shot in San Francisco, filming in some of the same areas that Keaton used for another film Daydreams (1922). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[after Jimmie is rejected by his ex-girlfriend Stacey]
Jimmie: She's engaged.
Marco: Engaged, or married? Because if she's only engaged...
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References Song of the South (1946) See more »

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Little Arrows
Written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood
Performed by Leapy Lee
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User Reviews

 
Undemanding, great entertainment
10 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm still not sure about the pairing of Renée Zellweger and Chris O'Donnell (somehow she looks a LOT older than him, and is way too quirky) but on the whole I enjoyed this movie. There are some very funny moments, and an outstanding (if slightly strange!) supporting cast - Ustinov, Cromwell, Shields, Carey, Asner, Holbrook - each worth watching in their own right.

Slightly wacky, it doesn't take itself too seriously (how could it, with stars as diverse as Maria Carey and Peter Ustinov?!) and plays along at a nice pace. It feels good to watch, and my only criticism is there's not enough of Marley Shelton, who for me gives the best performance of all. She and Zellweger undoubtedly provide the best scenes.

It's a classic comedy, it does what it says on the tin. If you need entertaining, then look no further.


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