The Fundamentals of Caring

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The Fundamentals of Caring gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route.

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An 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts) goes on a road trip with his caregiver (Paul Rudd), and the pair learn about life from the people they meet along the way. Written and directed by Rob Burnett, The Fundamentals of Caring made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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A heartwarmingly funny and cute story of self discovery and friendship.

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½

Another of those quirky little indie movies that try so hard to please Sundance, and while I really like it in its first hour (especially because of its performances), it almost sinks in its third act when it starts to give in to unnecessary clichés and some cheap sentimentality.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

A few laughs. Didn't expect to like it, but was quite a nice movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Lovable mix of "Intouchables" and "Little Miss Sunshine". While it starts out a bit slow, once the humor hits the ground running there is plenty to admire here. Handicapped people have the same right to be made fun of like anyone else, right? Rudd's charm works great in this role, the rest of the cast is just as excellent. Of course some parts end up a little cheesy, but they are always countered by a great sense of humor way beyond the politically correct scale. Feel-good movie with lots of heart and laughs.

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