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The Bachelors follows a mourning father (Oscar Winner JK Simmons - Whiplash, La La Land) who moves across the country with his teenage son (Josh Wiggins - Walking Out, Max) for a private school teaching job, after the early death of his wife. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women (Oscar Nominee Julie Delpy - Before Sunrise, 2 Days In Paris and Odeya Rush - Lady Bird, The Giver), who help them embrace life and love again.

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J.K. Simmons
as Bill Palet, Bill Ponder
Kevin Dunn
as Paul Abernac
Odeya Rush
as Lacey, Lacy Westman
Jean Louisa Kelly
as Barbara Weston
Jae Head
as Wes Ponder
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

Deftly balancing humor and grief, "The Bachelors" is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters.

October 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Voelker excels at guiding the cast through some complicated emotional territory and maintains strong arcs for each of the principal characters.

October 18, 2017 | Full Review…

A perfect example of those light American indie dramas that fancy themselves as sophisticated, but in fact have far less value than a good blockbuster.

April 2, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

There's a corny metaphor about cross-country running and the catharsis that comes from pushing through the pain of loss, but strong central performances mean that this is still moving stuff.

April 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Writer/director Kurt Voelker proves that novelty isn't everything in this deceptively affecting study of male grief.

March 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Desperately struggling to shake off the coming-of-age genre straitjacket, The Bachelors promises early on to be something different.

March 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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