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The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1999 (USA)
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A commitment-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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Gary Sinyor
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Jimmie Shannon
Renée Zellweger ... Anne Arden
Artie Lange ... Marco
Edward Asner ... Sid Gluckman
Hal Holbrook ... Roy O'Dell
James Cromwell ... The Priest
Marley Shelton ... Natalie Arden
Peter Ustinov ... Grandad James Shannon
Katharine Towne ... Monique
Rebecca Cross Rebecca Cross ... Stacey
Stacy Edwards ... Zoe
Mariah Carey ... Ilana
Sarah Silverman ... Carolyn
Jennifer Esposito ... Daphne
Brooke Shields ... Buckley Hale-Windsor
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Storyline

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 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El soltero más codiciado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,288, 7 November 1999

Gross USA:

$21,760,240

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,911,617
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the brides mentions that she "went to Princeton where Brooke Shields went." Brooke Shields played Buckley in this movie. 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

Grandad Shannon: [into megaphone] THE HUMAN CONDITION!
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Alternate Versions

An "edited for family viewing" edition was released on video in 2001. This edition was not rated by the MPAA. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (Medley)
Written by Leonello Casucci, Irving Caesar, Julius Brammer, Roger Graham and Spencer Williams
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
by arrangement with EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Underrated Comedy
9 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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