The Bachelors

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Touching father-son story of grief and love.

NR 2017 108 minutes

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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!

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