The Bachelor (1999) LOOSELY Based on the play and 1925 Film SEVEN CHANCES (Non-review)

This is a poster for The Bachelor. The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, New Line Cinema, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist.

Storyline from imdb: Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his mouth and botches the proposal. Being insulted by the defeatist proposal, Anne leaves town on an assignment. After she's gone, he finds out that his recently-deceased grandfather's will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05pm on his 30th birthday: tomorrow! Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife. Written by Tony B
The premise and the story may be different from THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, but for me, this is the "male" version of that story. A guy who is afraid to be tied-down to one person...forever.

When men fall in love, they really fall in love.  I'm not talking about obsession or anything like that, but true love.

Love is definitely a decision that would hopefully last forever.

When you have already made mistakes in the past, you sure would hope to have someone to spend the rest of your life with.  Someone you love and someone who loves you back.

Jimmy took the long and winding road before realizing that the search was over a looooooooooooooooooong time ago.  It was Anne all along.

How he became aware of it is the STORY of this movie.

It may be a chick flick, but when I watched this around fifteen years back, a lot of STRAIGHT men watched this too.  A lot of them could relate and a lot of them wanted to kick Jimmy's ....!

It's not the best movie there is, but good enough.  Out of five stars I only want to give it 2 and 1/2 stars, but I did watch it a couple of times more, so it's still worth watching. 

Premise from imdb:
A commitment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

Directed by 

Gary Sinyor

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Roi Cooper Megrue...(play "Seven Chances")
Jean C. Havez...(1925 screenplay "Seven Chances") and
Clyde Bruckman...(1925 screenplay "Seven Chances") and
Joseph A. Mitchell...(1925 screenplay "Seven Chances")
Steve Cohen...(screenplay)

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