The Bachelor

1999

The Bachelor

Critics Consensus

Predictable and unfunny, it's a poor homage to Buster Keaton.

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Jimmie Shannon values his freedom more than life itself. As his male peers, even his best buddy, Marco, begin to hook up in marriage, Jimmie continues happily plugging away with his dating lifestyle, in no rush to find "the one." When he least expects it, Jimmie crosses paths with the adorable Anne and falls in love. After a three-year relationship, Jimmie feels the pressures of commitment and decides to "give in", reluctantly proposing to Anne at the most romantic of restaurants. Sensing his uncertainty and angry over his botched and lame attempt at a proposal, Anne dumps Jimmie back into the town known as "Bachelorville." Shortly thereafter, Jimmie's grandfather passes away and wills a $100 million inheritance to his grandson, on the condition he marries before his thirtieth birthday, which is less than twenty-four hours away...

Cast

Chris O'Donnell
as Jimmie Shannon
Edward Asner
as Gluckman
Jane L. Powell
as Starlight Room Singer
Jim Jackman
as Nervous Guy
Kevin Jones
as Florist
Michael Deeg
as Customer
Brian Leonard
as Customer
Mary J. White
as Florist Assistant
Joe Meek
as Trader
Lisa Nalen
as `Anne' on the Street
Brantley Bush
as Stagehand
Mark Norby
as Suspect
Ken Baldwin
as Salsa Dancer
Gustavo Vargas
as Salsa Dancer
Natalie Bartlett
as O'Dell's Daughter
Cheri Rae Russell
as Biker Bride
Jodi Taylor
as Older Bride
Jenni Pulos
as Big Hair Bride
Rebecca Gray
as Punk Bride
Kiva Dawson
as Punk Bride
Anastasia Horne
as Preppy Bride
Niecy Nash
as African-American Bride
T.L. Brooke
as Big Bride
Marnie Alexenberg
as Brunette Bride
Lea Moon
as Llovio
Robin Lyon
as Questioning Bride
Elizabeth Guber
as Questioning Bride
Nancy O'Dell
as Questioning Bride
Marnie Schneider
as Muslim Bride
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Critic Reviews for The Bachelor

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (60)

Audience Reviews for The Bachelor

  • Jul 16, 2011
    The plot is not exactly original but this is a fun movie and I enjoyed it. Chris O' Donnell stars as a bachelor who must marry in 24 hours in order to inherit a one-hundred million dollar inheritance from his grandfather. But there is a big catch - this grandson must marry by 6:05PM on his 30th birthday, must stay married for at least 10 years, cannot spend more than one night a month apart from his wife, and must have children. Otherwise, all assets, including the billiards factory, will be sold. Only there is a problem: neither his present girlfriend nor his ex-friend are willing to do this. Also starring Renee Zellweger, Brooke Sheilds, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Esposito and Mariah Carey. Also starring Artie Lang as Marco, O'Donnell's best friend and partner in crime.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2009
    Batman`s Sidekick. Unlike his role as Robin, I like watching Chris O`Donell other Movies. This Movie is like a Fun Slide so are we Singles. lol It was nice to see he didnt want to marry the girl because out of Egoistical reasons. In my opinion this is not really a typical Chick Flick. I think guys will enjoy it too. Great Cameo appearence by some great singers and actress. I like the tiny bit with Brooke Shields. alot of lolsThe Scene where he(Chris O`Donell)decides to rest in the church and <u>awakens to find hundreds of brides waiting for him</U>reminded me of the Dummy of Jeff Dunham: Achmed the Dead terrorist and HIS 72 Virgins. Must have been heaven for Achmed. lol <i>Fav bit and a beautifull Scene</i> Jimmie runs up the street, climbs a fire exit ladder and shouts for Anne. With the would-be brides, Marco and Jimmie's colleagues in hot pursuit, the priest then conducts the service over the police loudspeaker from inside a police car as brides attack the car. Anne convinces them to be happy and let it be her day. They cheer and everyone has cake. Marco gets a surprise when he finds his wife joined the crazy brides, but they're OK with it. The clock strikes 6:05 p.m. and all is well...until the bridal bouquet is thrown for another couple.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2009
    I saw it in the middle of the day....and that's it rightful place....if you see it in the middle of the night...it would probably suck pretty bad....but hey...you can't turn down chris o'donnell
    Martin S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2009
    it was ok.... I AM GOING TO ASK ONE MORE TIME! WHAT HAPPENNED TO CHRIS O'DONNELL????
    Anna G Super Reviewer

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