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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

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Jodi
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Caregiving Instructor
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Ben Benjamin
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Janet
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Elsa
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Trevor
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Cute Travel Channel Girl
Matthew Pruitt ...
TV Reporter
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Courier
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Dot
Bill Murphey ...
Mike
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Eric Singer ...
James Donadio ...
Waiter
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Peaches
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A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen's caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.

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Caring is a funny thing.

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Comedy | Drama

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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

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Altruisti si diventa  »

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Second movie to star Paul Rudd and Bobby Cannavale. The first was Ant-Man (2015). See more »

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Although the group were heading to SLC, Utah, the movie didn't feature any real Utah scenery and at Trev's father's car dealership, the phone number on an opposite building had the area code 470 (Georgia, where the movie was filmed) not an 801 or 385 number which would be from Utah. See more »

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Peaches: What's it like being a parent?
Ben: Every corny thing you've heard about having a kid is completely and utterly true... It's the only reason we're here.
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Take Me As I Am
Written by Heather Anne D'Angelo, Erika Spring Forster and Annie Hart
Performed by Au Revoir Simone
Courtesy of Our Secret Record Company
By Arrangement with Lip Sync Music Inc.
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How do u comeback from continuous bad Adam Sandler movies? By making The Fundamentals Of Caring.
25 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

First let me say that I don't write reviews on IMDb often but after watching this movie and seeing how little reviews it has I had to write one. Just so that if there is any other soul looking here all confused if he/she should watch this movie or not. WATCH IT. JUST GO WATCH IT.

Alright, so plot wise it doesn't have lot of characters who just pop in and out. It has a very simple story with simple cast doing simple things and that's the beauty of it. There is no over the top emotional scenes where the cast try hard to make you feel sad but there are simple doses of heartwarming scenes sprinkled throughout the movie which made my eyes wet.

The cast was amazing. I have always liked Paul Rudd and have seen his range when it comes to acting but still he managed to surprise me in this movie. I did not expect anything from Selena Gomez but she tries and pulls of the role she is given. Craig Roberts does an excellent job like in the movie submarine (which I obviously came to know after I watched the movie with the thought "this guy looks very familiar. Where have I seen him before" running in my head the entire time.). There are two more main cast members whom I don't want to mention and give away story details does real justice to their characters too.

I didn't know the director either but he has done a really good job with this one.

All in all a really good movie. A must watch I would say.

And ya, THUMBS UP to NETFLIX for making this movie.


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