The Bachelors

2017, Comedy/Drama, 1h 39m

19 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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After the death of his wife, Bill and his 17-year-old son, Wes, move from a small town to a big city for a fresh start. As they begin to adjust to life in the city and seek ways to heal their wounds, they both find comfort in newfound romances. Although circumstances contribute to Bill and Wes growing apart, they come back together and rediscover their true selves in the process.

Cast & Crew

J.K. Simmons
Bill Ponder
Kevin Dunn
Paul Abernac
Kitana Turnbull
Annabelle Wilkes
Tom Amandes
Davis Wilkes
Kurt Voelker
Screenwriter
Ryan Dorff
Executive Producer
Leo Kiely
Executive Producer
Antonio Riestra
Cinematographer
Joel P. West
Original Music
Richard Sherman
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (4)

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • The main recommendation here is another nuanced and affecting performance from JK Simmons, one of the best character actors in contemporary American cinema.

    March 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • The Bachelors appears to be like any other quirky coming-of-age tale, but after closer inspection its charms deteriorate to reveal a shallow attempt at an emotional journey.

    February 2, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | 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…
  • 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…
  • The main recommendation here is another nuanced and affecting performance from JK Simmons, one of the best character actors in contemporary American cinema.

    March 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Deftly balancing humor and grief, "The Bachelors" is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters.

    October 19, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The Bachelors appears to be like any other quirky coming-of-age tale, but after closer inspection its charms deteriorate to reveal a shallow attempt at an emotional journey.

    February 2, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | 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…

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