John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?
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James Shannon III (Chris O'Donnell) is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne Arden (Renée Zellweger) catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's (Artie Lange'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 granddad James Shannon's (Sir Peter Ustinov's) will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million-dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05 p.m. on his 30th birthday: tomorrow. Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife.Written by
One of the brides mentions that she "went to Princeton where Brooke Shields went." Brooke Shields played Buckley in this movie. See more »
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 »
In San Francisco, Jimmie Shannon (Chris O'Donnell) is a confirmed bachelor. When he meets the independent Anne Arden (Renée Zellweger), she becomes his girlfriend along three years. Meanwhile each of his friends get married and Jimmie decides to propose Anne to marry him. They go to a fancy restaurant but the clumsy Jimmie get into trouble when he unintentionally offends her. Anne decides to travel to Greece bur she changes her idea and travels to her parents´ home with her sister Natalie Arden (Marley Shelton). Meanwhile Jimmie´s grandfather James Shannon (Peter Ustinov) dies. His friend and lawyer shows a videotape where James tells that Jimmie must be married until 6:00 PM on his 30th birthday to inherit one hundred million dollars. But his birthday is one the next day and Jimmie believes Anne is in Greece. Now his only chance is to find one ex-girlfriend that accepts to marry him. Will he be well succeeded?
"The Bachelor" is an absolutely underrated comedy, with an entertaining and delightful story based on a play. The situations Jimmie Shannon gets in with his ex are hilarious. The final scene when he is chased through the streets of San Francisco by hundreds of brides is unforgettable. Renée Zellweger is very sweet in the role of Anne Arden. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): "Procura-se Uma Noiva" ("A Bride Wanted")
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