The Bachelors

2017
  |  Book Tickets: 21/04/2018
  |  95 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

After the early death of his wife, a mourning father moves with his teenage son across the country for a private school teaching job. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again. After the death of his wife, Bill (J.K. Simmons) abruptly announces to his teenage son, Wes (Josh Wiggins), that they’re moving from San Francisco. Bill connects with French teacher Carine (Julie Delpy), and Wes falls for his study partner, Lacy (Odeya Rush), who has issues of her own. This emotionally mature and resonant drama knows when to lean into its comedic elements, particularly through Delpy's wonderfully funny Carine. Deftly balancing humour and grief, the film is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters. It is a small but big-hearted movie that deserves more attention than it is likely to get. USA 2017 Kurt Voelker 99m