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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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El soltero más codiciado  »

Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£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 »


Marco has a stain on his t-shirt when he's with Jimmie at the diner. When he hops into his car a few moments later, the stain is gone. See more »


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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Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Artie's Queer Eye Makeover (2006) See more »


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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
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Did anyone else notice something, um, distracting in nearly every scene?
10 November 1999 | by (york, pa) – See all my reviews

Maybe it was just the theater, or maybe the projector person didn't know what he was doing, but in 75 percent of the scenes the boom mike was just hanging there above people's heads! In the scene on the pond, it looked like the priest was being attacked by a furry bird, and you could see where the actors were going to walk next because the mike was leading the way. It was so bad it was hilarious. Which is good because there wasn't that much else that was funny in this movie. Renee Zellweger shone far above the rest of the cast, Chris O'Donnell still needs to work on his comic timing, and the entire plot was an insult to women. Oh sure, everyone has a wedding dress just sitting around, just in case some stranger wants to marry you with little notice. Overall, a horrible experience. My girlfriend and I fought for the rest of the day.

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