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Comedy - Romantic

The Bachelor

Released 1999 Rating 12 in UK
Director Gary Sinyor Writer/s Steve Cohen
Starring Chris O’Donnell, Renee Zellweger, Edward Asner, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Peter Ustinov, Mariah Carey, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Esposito, Brooke Shields
Source of story A play by Roi Cooper Megrue and a 1925 film “Seven Chances”
Elevator Pitch A determined 30 year old bachelor must marry and more in a day and a half, to inherit his grandfather’s 100 million dollars, and so proposes to his girlfriend, who doubts his sincerity and leaves on a journalistic assignment. He then chases after every girl he has ever been out with in an effort to get anyone to tie the knot with him.
Content A lighthearted romp with almost nothing in it to cause any sort of offence, so much so that no-one bothered to fill in the parental guidance (is that what it is?) on imdb.
A View A slightly boring and pretty predictable comedy except for the final scene which showed a bit of ingenuity. It may be that the total lack of anything that might cause any offence to anyone is the cause of the trouble.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


One thought on “The Bachelor

  1. The original Buster Keaton movie, Seven Chances, has as its final scene one of the great moments in comedy film astonishment. It can be found on YouTube.

    Posted by Jack Shalom | March 27, 2016, 11:05 pm

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