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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

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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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Cast

Alex Huff
as Jodie
Ashley White
as Cute Travel Channel Girl
Donna Biscoe
as Caregiving Instructor
Matthew Pruitt
as TV Reporter
Alan Boell
as Courier
Eric Singer
as Burley Helper #2
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Critic Reviews for The Fundamentals of Caring

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (6)

Death, taxes, the enduring adorability of Paul Rudd: these things, at least, we know for certain.

June 23, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption.

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The cast all turn in convincing performances, and the dialogue is occasionally quite clever ...

June 23, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The pleasures of Rudd overpower the programmatic elements.

June 22, 2016 | Full Review…

I enjoyed "Fundamentals of Caring," but it's hard not to notice it amounts to a checklist of all the things that were once supposed to add up to an inspiring indie hit.

January 24, 2016 | Full Review…

With material this familiar, casting is crucial. And Burnett has a pair of aces up his sleeve in Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts ...

January 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fundamentals of Caring

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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