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Bachelor, The
Bachelor, The (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Chris O'Donnell Jimmie Shannon
Renée Zellweger Anne Arden
Renee Zellweger
Edward Asner Sid Gluckman
James Cromwell The Priest
Hal Holbrook Roy O'Dell
Artie Lange Marco
Marley Shelton Natalie Arden
Peter Ustinov Grandad Shannon
Katharine Towne Monique
Rebecca Cross Stacey
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Gary Sinyor
Producer Bing Howenstein; Lloyd Segan
Writer Steve Cohen; Roi Cooper Megrue; Jean C. Havez
Studio New Line Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 102 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 4.9
Plot
The Bachelor got critically slammed when it played in theaters, probably because reviewers couldn't help comparing it with the movie on which it's based, the brilliant Buster Keaton comedy Seven Chances. But on its own terms, The Bachelor is a modest and enjoyable picture about Jimmie (Chris O'Donnell), a happily single young man who suddenly gets an ultimatum from his grandfather's will: marry by his 30th birthday or lose an inheritance of $100 million. This is revealed the day before that very birthday. Unfortunately, Jimmie had already proposed to his girlfriend Anne (Renee Zellweger) and been turned down; she can see in his eyes that he isn't ready to get married and refuses to accept him until he is. So Jimmie needs to find a bride--fast. Though the commitment-shy man is a hoary cliché, The Bachelor successfully exaggerates Jimmie's fears to comic proportions. O'Donnell is his usual affable self, but it's Zellweger who seizes every scene she's in and makes something really enjoyable out it. The movie's greatest weakness is that she's such a small part of the second half. Still, there's good supporting performances from Hal Holbrook, Ed Asner, James Cromwell, and Marley Shelton (as Zellweger's sister), and Peter Ustinov and Brooke Shields both have very funny scenes. The Bachelor skirts some dangerously chauvinistic territory at times, but by and large it's a pleasant comedy with some genuine good humor. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 186
Collection Status In Collection
Location Main
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 794043499425
Chapters 30
Release Date 2/3/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby