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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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Rob Burnett

Writers:

Rob Burnett (screenplay), Jonathan Evison (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Huff ... Jodi
Donna Biscoe ... Caregiving Instructor
Paul Rudd ... Ben Benjamin
Julia Denton ... Janet
Jennifer Ehle ... Elsa
Craig Roberts ... Trevor
Ashley White ... Cute Travel Channel Girl
Matthew Pruitt Matthew Pruitt ... TV Reporter
Alan Boell ... Courier
Selena Gomez ... Dot
Bill Murphey Bill Murphey ... Mike
Robert Walker Branchaud ... Burly Helper
Eric Singer Eric Singer ... Burly Helper #2
James Donadio ... Waiter
Megan Ferguson ... Peaches
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amizades Improváveis See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The book's title is "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving". They made it shorter for the film adaptation. See more »

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Spelling error at the World's Biggest Bovine Shop: souvenir items have "my bovine is bigger than your's", instead of "my bovine is bigger than yours". See more »

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Dot: I've have exactly one life, and for reasons I myself don't really understand, I now believe that life somehow will not be fulfilled unless I'm standing at the bottom of the worlds deepest pit with you two perverts!
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Written by Angel Olsen
Performed by Angel Olsen
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How do u comeback from continuous bad Adam Sandler movies? By making The Fundamentals Of Caring.
25 June 2016 | by marash2315See 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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