Interview with Director Kurt Voelker | The Bachelors

The Bachelors stars JK Simmons as Bill, a calculus teacher who is still reeling from the death of his beloved wife, and mother to their son Wes (Josh Wiggins). The film opens with Bill at his son’s bedside, explaining they need to make a change. So they pick up their life and move to Los Angeles where they begin anew at a private school run by Bill’s old friend, Paul (Kevin Dunn).

Bill and Wes both welcome new women into their lives in the form of Julie Delpy’s French teacher, Carine, and a damaged recluse in Odeya Rush’s Lacy. Bill struggles to move on with his life, while Wes desperately wants to live again, and both women play a part in waking them each up to letting go of the past and embracing the moment.

The Bachelors is a very sweet film that takes a look at what happens when two people lose the most important person in their lives. It’s about grief, love, loss, and life. And for this exclusive interview, writer and director Kurt Voelker stops by to discuss his latest film, why the topic spoke to him, keeping grief grounded, and how he came into the stellar cast that makes up his film.

The Bachelors is now available On Demand and in select theaters.

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The Bachelors is about a mourning father who moves across the country with his teenage son for a private school teaching job, after the early death of his wife. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again.

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