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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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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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2.35 : 1
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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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After Dot and her father talked at the Deepest Pit, Ben called Dot's father "Cash", which at that time he wasn't supposed to know because he hadn't have the chance to ask Dot's father's name and couldn't have heard Dot and her father's conversation. See more »

Quotes

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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A really good film and amazing cast.
24 June 2016 | by nsomniac-80083See all my reviews

If you have Netflix this is a movie you want to check out. It's a little dark but it will make you laugh and some times you might even see a piece of yourself in the main characters of the movie. Paul Rudd was really amazing in this film. His character was pretty real than most of his which are more comedy than drama. Craig Roberts an actor I have never seen was also amazing. Selena Gomez was a teenage girl with a lot of angst and trying to start over in life to get away from what she was.The relationship that Craig and Rudd had in the movie was amazing their friendship was extremely powerful.They both needed each other and in the end their friendship made them grow and learn more about life and love and the reality of all things good and bad. Selena Gomez was just the glue the two of them needed to get over the everyday crap they wanted to avoid.


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