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The Bachelor [DVD] [2000]

Chris O'Donnell , Renée Zellweger , Gary Sinyor    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Artie Lange, Edward Asner, Hal Holbrook
  • Directors: Gary Sinyor
  • Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Jean C. Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell, Roi Cooper Megrue, Steve Cohen
  • Producers: Chris O'Donnell, Bing Howenstein
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Aug 2000
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004WCL3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,450 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Jimmy Shannon (Chris O'Donnell) is a confirmed bachelor with a long line of ex-girlfriends until he meets photographer Anne (Renée Zellweger). Smitten, Jimmy finds himself considering marriage for the first time - but his bungled proposal falls unexpectedly flat when Anne announces that she is off to Beijing for an assignment. Jimmy then discovers that his grandfather has died and bequeathed him $100 million - on condition that he is married by his thirtieth birthday. As Jimmy is due to turn thirty at 6.05 pm the next day, the need to wed suddenly takes on a new urgency, and he sets out to find himself a bride!


The Bachelor got critically slammed when it played in cinemas, 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 US dollars. 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 clichè, 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 humour. --Bret Fetzer,

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brooke Shields is hilarious in this! 8 Sep 2008
When I first saw this film nearly ten years ago, I wasn't familiar with any of its cast (excepting Peter Ustinov of course), but I had been drawn to a very funny clip I saw where the lead male character was being chased and hunted down by what looked liked literally hundreds of women - dressed as brides, and this looked extremely funny. This stuck in my mind, and I thought this might be fun to see and so I bought the Video!

This movie is a little slow in getting going, and the intro. is not that good - perhaps even a bit too silly to be funny, but I would suggest 'sticking with it' as there are some really funny scenes in this, and as previously mentioned; the scene with the hoards of brides is absolutely hilarious! The best scene by far though, being the wedding that 'almost' happens to Brooke Shields - she is brilliantly funny in this!

Not a laugh a minute, but certainly has some good fun moments!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Got A Few Spare Hours? Check This Out! 12 Aug 2004
Although 'The Bachelor' was given very poor reviews and slammed by the critics on its release in 2000, i personally think that its not a bad movie. Ok it isn't the best comedy out there, but it does have some good moments and is a way to spend a few spare hours watching.
Jimmy is the typical male; he doesn't want to settle down just yet and tie the knot because he's happy doing what he is doing; basically, he's afraid. This changes however when he meets the lovely Anne and after a year or two of being together he finally decides to pop the big question. He takes her to the 'Starlight Rooms' the place where everyone purposes to their wife and just as he is about to ask her, that feeling of uncertainty creeps in and he makes an absolute bodge of it and she leaves the next day on a photography assignment.
He also finds out the next day that his grandfather has died and finds out that the only way that he can receive his hundred million dollar inheritance is to marry before his 30th birthday, which unfortunately happens to be the following day! He now has twenty four hours to find himself a bride so that he can get his grandfathers money. How far will he go and what will Anne have to say about it?
Overall, 'The bachelor' is quite a nice film with some good acting and quite a few genuinely funny moments that make it a perfect movie to whittle away a few spare hours and dosen't require too much brain. Worth a watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bachelor 26 Jan 2013
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Good ole fashioned love story in modern-ish times. Funny scenes and moments, slightly predictable but a good feel good movie
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1.0 out of 5 stars Region 1 8 Jan 2014
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When I ordered this I didn't see Region 1 written anywhere and so am unable to play it, what a waste!!!
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