The Bachelor 1999

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The Bachelor ★★ 1999 (PG-13)

Exec producer/star Chris O'Donnell's remake of Buster Keaton's 1925 silent comedy “Seven Chances” falls short of bringing the story to a modern audience. Well, an audience that's aware of the discovery of talkies, feminism and plot holes anyway. O'Donnell plays Jimmy, who stands to inherit a fortune from his grandfather (Ustinov) if he marries before the age of 30. Unfortunately, he receives this news immediately after his odious proposal to girlfriend Anne (Zellweger) is rejected…and of course his 30th birthday happens to be 27 hours away. Madcap antics allegedly ensue as Jimmy trolls for a wife from the pool of his ex-girlfriends and flees the husband-hunting horde who respond to a front-page ad placed by his pal Marco (Lange). 101m/C VHS, DVD . Chris O'Donnell, Renee Zellweger, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Artie Lange, Ed Asner, Marley Shelton, Stacy Edwards, Rebecca Cross, Jennifer Esposito, Peter Ustinov, Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields; D: Gary Sinyor; W: Steve Cohen; C: Simon Archer; M: David A. Hughes, John Murphy.