The Fundamentals of Caring Reviews

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June 23, 2016
Death, taxes, the enduring adorability of Paul Rudd: these things, at least, we know for certain.
June 23, 2016
A strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption.
June 23, 2016
The cast all turn in convincing performances, and the dialogue is occasionally quite clever ...
June 22, 2016
The pleasures of Rudd overpower the programmatic elements.
June 16, 2016
It pulls its punches, and soft-pedals on any authentic misery that its scenarios might evoke. But its essential amiability and decency comes through.
January 24, 2016
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.
March 30, 2019
The Fundamentals of Caring sometimes feels clumsy with two left feet. But the central relationship between Rudd and Roberts shines through...
November 2, 2018
Fairly standard road trip comedy made enjoyable by some solid gags and a strong cast.
August 22, 2018
Is "The Fundamentals of Caring" overly heartwarming? No. It's a road trip movie that starts off well enough but eventually becomes very forced and hard to take seriously.
September 7, 2017
[Paul] Rudd is the kind of actor that is so innately watchable, with the boyish, ageless good looks of a Tom Cruise, but the everyman likability of a Jack Lemmon, it feels all but impossible at this point for him not to brighten whatever movie he is in.
January 10, 2017
Unforgettable, poignant dark comedy has lots of cursing.
August 27, 2016
Like a lazy stand-up, writer-director Rob Burnett leans on F-bombs for his laughs in this blandly predictable terminal illness road comedy.
August 5, 2016
A dramedy about a sensitive caregiver and the teenage boy he looks after.
July 28, 2016
While Burnett doesn't provide a full cinematic meal with "The Fundamentals of Caring," he juggles tone surprisingly well, managing to keep the feature afloat where other helmers would fail within the first act.
June 30, 2016
A road movie usually has its characters upfront unexpected situations and a gallery of predictable characters, this film breaks that rule. [Full review in Spanish]
June 30, 2016
Rudd, a great stabilizer of even low-rated Rotten-Tomato-ed comedies, is a star whose immeasurable talents need more challenges, and here is a nice change of pace. A dramedy with a little soul.
June 29, 2016
Rudd and British actor Roberts have great chemistry and the film's best moments are when they riff... Rudd the silly American, Roberts the uptight Brit, both having a good time and bringing the audience along with them.
June 28, 2016
Think of it like a John Green adaptation directed by James Ponsoldt and scored by Arcade Fire; filled to the brim with clichs. But clichs exist for a reason.
June 27, 2016
I don't know if Netflix got the best Sundance movie with "Caring." But it may have gotten the most Sundance movie.
June 26, 2016
It's formulaic, sentimental and the cast list includes Selena Gomez. But it's also one of this summer's most enjoyable lightweight comedies.
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