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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A man suffering a family 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 overview, first billed only:
Alex Huff 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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Timothee Chalamet auditioned for this movie and didn't get the job. 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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Caregiving Instructor: Caregiving is not just about feeding and clothing and cleaning. It is also about understanding how to navigate a complicated relationship between those who give care, and those who are in need of it. If you find yourself lost, frustrated, confused, you can always come back to this helpful mnemonic device: ALOHA. Ask, Listen, Observe, Help, Ask again.
Caregiving Instructor: The fundamentals of caregiving are to give care... but not care too much. If you truly want a lasting career in caregiving, you'll ...
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Written by Angel Olsen
Performed by Angel Olsen
Courtesy of Bathetic Records
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a movie about a boy has DMD that worth watch it.
31 March 2020 | by atefeh1991See all my reviews

These days I usually movies about people with disability. The fundamentals of caring is one if them I've seen, by the way I have a disease same Trevor in the movie but with a little different. Anyway I think the movie worse to watch it, It consider well about a person with disability who can have a unique sense of humor!, some times can be rude, shy in making a friend and ... In my opinion the movie can't show very well a boy has DMD, because they have harder situation in this age. But I recommend to watch it and after that google about Muscular Dystrophy and get some information about it! .

p.s. Paul Rudd is one of my favorite actor, Phoebe's husband!


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