The Bachelor: Edited

Theatrical Release: January 22, 2002
DVD Release: January 22, 2002
The Bachelor: Edited


Faced with the choice of getting married within the next 24 hours or losing a $100 million inheritance, un-repentant bachelor Jimmie Shannon is suddenly desperate to get to the altar. The problem is his adorable and independent girlfriend, Anne, has seen through his act and won’t touch him with a ten-foot pole. With the priest waiting in the wings and the minutes counting down, it may take 1,000 brides to help Jimmie discover the true meaning of love in the movie critics call “…the epitome of a modern romantic comedy.”

Dove Review

The premise of this film is played out from beginning to end: Jimmie Shannon (Chris O’ Donnell) is left a ton of money in an inheritance, as long as he is married by 6:05 pm on his thirtieth birthday. The problem is he doesn’t feel ready to marry, although he loves his girlfriend Anne (Renee Zellweger). When his feeble proposal is turned down by Anne, Jimmie is put into a predicament as he nears his thirtieth birthday with no bride at hand. He eventually has to do some soul searching after plotting to marry any ex-girlfriend who will have him.

The film does have a few sexual innuendos and some mild language. We award our Dove Seal for ages twelve and above.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing, including a scene of passionate kissing; a few sexual innuendos.
Language: D-6; H-6; OG/OMG-5; Butt-1; Cr*p-2; Slang for breasts-1; Idiot-1; Moron-2; Sucker-1; Scre*ed-1; one "bull" comment.
Violence: A store dummy is set on fire in effigy; several women run after a groom; a woman slaps a man.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking in a few scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; a woman wears a tight sweater.
Other: A woman says she is bi-sexual; a woman refers to her own breasts; a man says that a woman's religion has no bearing at all on his marital plans.


Company: New Line Home Entertainment
Writer: Steve Cohen
Director: Gary Sinyor
Producer: Lloyd Segan and Bing Howenstein
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 101 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Chris O'Donnell, Renee Zellweger, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Artie Lange, Edward Asner, Marley Shelton and Peter Ustinov
Reviewer: Carol Verbrugge