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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.

Director:

Rob Burnett

Writers:

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

Idaho Bo's is not a real restaurant, but filmed in White Georgia's local favorite Wes-Man's restaurant. You can see various pictures from the cast on the walls. See more »

Goofs

Ben is repeatedly shown putting Trevor's morning pills in a shake, presumably because they will be easier to swallow. However, Trevor is always seen using a straw when drinking out of this glass, See more »

Quotes

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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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Over My Broken Heart
Performed by Dave & Don
Written by Donald Rollins
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Solid
31 January 2020 | by srgymrat33See all my reviews

Great character development ... solid life takeaways and you felt entertained the whole time . I was engaged and wanting to know where it was taking the plot .

The dynamic between the two main characters was believable and powerful. Bromance is such a great theme for any movie . I actually loved Selena Gomez in this . You left feeling good .

A bit too much crude humor but besides that a solid film .


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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