The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamentals of Caring

(2016)

Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez and Craig Roberts (Submarine) lead this road movie about a washed-up writer, a teen in a wheelchair, and a runaway. Coming to Netflix June 24.... More

The film follows the story of Ben, a retired writer who becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor, a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor take an impromptu road trip to all the places Trevor has become obsessed with while watching the local news, including their holy grail: the World’s Deepest Pit. Along the way, they pick up a smart-mouthed runaway and a mother-to-be who help test the pair’s survival skills outside of their calculated existence as they come to understand the importance of hope and true friendship.Hide

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  • Cleaves so closely to the stereotypes of indie filmmaking, it's as if it were created by some demonic cinematic algorithm. Full Review

  • Solid performances and some genuinely sharp humor elevate writer-director Rob Burnett's second feature. Full Review

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