The Bachelors

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
The Bachelors Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

Touching father-son story of grief and love.

NR 2017 108 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

No reviews yet.

Add your rating

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

A failed attempt

This could have been a terrific film. The actors are good and the grief story, although not original, offered many angles to build an engaging drama. A poor script did not allow for anything else than shallow characters and a mediocre drama with some good moments in the relationship of father and son. In a film that seems to try to convey solid values in human relationships, it seems inappropriate that the lovely and lonely French teacher (Julie Delpy) would strip and force herself in her first date with a grieving colleague with whom she's wishing to establish a meaningful romantic bond. Although no sex scene is shown it is a shame that instead of heart-to-heart conversations the director decides to shortcut things moving the protagonists straight to bed as if this would be a rather banal event. Josh Wiggins as the son steals the show. Be warned that there are some scenes of self-harm with a razor blade. I watched the film with my 12-year old son and he had to cover his face. The film appears on CS website rated as 13+, but it's 15 in the UK, which appears to be more appropriate. Not a film for tweens!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Wonder Boys Poster Image

    Wonder Boys

    This grand mess of a movie has many pleasures.

    age 16+
  • The Way, Way Back Poster Image

    The Way, Way Back

    Refreshing coming-of-age tale a joy for teens and up.

    age 13+
  • Somewhere Poster Image


    Exceptional but mature Hollywood story.

    age 17+

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Young girl staring at her dad
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a high school letterman's jacket
    High School
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate