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The Bachelor (1999)



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

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In this romantic comedy, Chris O'Donnell plays Jimmie, the grandson of an eccentric millionaire. At the reading of his grandfather's will, Jimmie learns that he stands to inherit $100 million on his 30th birthday. There's only one stipulation: Jimmie has to be married to get the money. And he is going to turn 30 in 24 hours. Jimmie and his sweetheart (Renee Zellweger) have already been talking about marriage, but she thinks it's wrong to marry for the money. The Bachelor co-stars James Cromwell, Brooke Shields, and singer Mariah Carey in her acting debut. This story was filmed before in Buster Keaton's silent classic, Seven Chances.

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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)

Viewers have almost two hours to become thoroughly disgusted

January 29, 2010 | Full Review…

If you go in hoping for a funny-sweet wedding comedy that deserves to stand with Four Weddings and a Funeral or My Best Friend's Wedding, The Bachelor will leave you standing at the altar.

January 1, 2000

Steve Cohen's screenplay, is pretty much DOA.

January 1, 2000

A perfect bore.

January 1, 2000

As desperate as its thousand wannabe brides.

January 1, 2000

You know a movie is desperately overreaching when Peter Ustinov, affecting a dreadful southern accent as Jimmy's grandfather, must yell into a megaphone for no apparent reason: 'The human condition!'

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for The Bachelor


I saw it in the middle of the day....and that's it rightful place....if you see it in the middle of the would probably suck pretty bad....but can't turn down chris o'donnell

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Not that great.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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 awakens to find hundreds of brides waiting for himreminded me of the Dummy of Jeff Dunham: Achmed the Dead terrorist and HIS 72 Virgins. Must have been heaven for Achmed. lol Fav bit and a beautifull Scene 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
Wahida K

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