Movies Bachelor, The (1999, Chris O’Donnell, Renée Zellweger) Published 5 months ago on October 7, 2018 Jimmie Shannon (Chris O’Donnell) is a confirmed bachelor but, as he approaches 30, he decides it’s time to marry and who better than long-term girlfriend Anne Arden (Renée Zellweger)? Unfortunately, his proposal is so clumsy, she dumps him, but there’s worse to come – his grandfather (Peter Ustinov) dies, leaving him $100m – on the condition he marries by the time he’s 30, remains faithful for at least ten years and produces a child. With just 30 hours to go, Jimmie has to woo Anne all over again. And to complicate matters, when his plight becomes public, thousands of white-gowned women clutching bouquets are on his trail. Gary Sinyor’s romantic comedy is loosely based on Buster Keaton’s 1925 classic Seven Chances and includes the scene where Shannon, like Keaton, is pursued down the street by thousands of would-be brides in a classic sight-gag. But the rest is fairly straightforward, with the two leads misunderstanding each other until the last reel when true love wins through. Along the way, there are nice support performances from Ed Asner, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell and, in particular, Artie Lange as Shannon’s best friend Marco, plus cameos from Mariah Carey, Jennifer Esposito and Brooke Shields as Shannon’s ex-girlfriends. production details USA | 101 minutes | 1999 Director: Gary Sinyor Script: Steve Cohen, Roi Cooper Megrue, cast Chris O’Donnell as Jimmie Shannon Peter Ustinov as Grandad James Shannon Marley Shelton as Natalie Arden Brooke Shields as Buckley Hale-Windsor James Cromwell as The Priest Renée Zellweger as Anne Arden Artie Lange as Marco Hal Holbrook as Roy O’Dell Ed Asner as Sid Gluckman Jennifer Esposito as Daphne Jason Aaron Baca as Groomsmen #3 Katharine Towne as Monique Rebecca Cross as Stacey Stacy Edwards as Zoe Mariah Carey as Ilana Sarah Silverman as Carolyn Artie LangeBrooke ShieldsChris O'DonnellComedyEd AsnerGary SinyorHal HolbrookJames CromwellJason Aaron BacaJennifer EspositoKatharine TowneMarley SheltonPeter UstinovRenée ZellwegerRoi Cooper MegrueSteve Cohen Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Chopped: Beer and Brats (S37EP4 FoodTV Tues 26 Feb 2019) Wonton Wonder: The chefs start with an appetizer basket that includes potato chips, then the entree basket includes a savory... Episodes21 hours ago World of Dance: The Qualifiers 1 – Season 3 Premieres Tues 26 Feb 2019 on NBC The Qualifiers 1: In the “World of Dance” season three premiere, global superstar Jenifer Lopez, dance phenomenon Derek Hough and... Episodes21 hours ago Splitting Up Together: Annie, Are You Okay (S2EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Annie, Are You Okay: Lisa’s unexpected pregnancy turns out to have more complications than what Lena and Martin had expected;... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.