The Fundamentals of Caring Reviews

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June 26, 2016
...while it certainly won't win any awards for subtlety, The Fundamentals of Caring boasts a talented cast, sharp wit, and a funny script to liven the buddy road trip genre past its apparent tropes.
June 24, 2016
Despite a plethora of tear-jerking clichés, bathos is neatly avoided through the first half of this drama...but oh, that second half!
June 24, 2016
These Fundamentals include packing every road trip cliche into one film, but you'll be too charmed to care.
June 23, 2016
Director-writer Rob Burnett... deserves props for making such an offbeat, heartfelt film, and landing the talent to pull the lead roles off. It's just unfortunate that the film itself is not entirely successful.
June 23, 2016
At the core, this is just another road trip movie, but it bends expectations enough to be cleverly pleasing.
June 16, 2016
Both Roberts and Rudd do persuasive work.
February 23, 2016
The Fundamentals of Caring is beyond predictable, landing every single beat you're expecting it to land, and yet it's all made engaging and enjoyable thanks to the warmth and rascal-like humor of Rudd and a funny, complicated turn by Roberts.
February 19, 2016
Burnett finds nuggets of comedy in the blindspots in your typical accounts of degenerative diseases.
February 5, 2016
The Fundamentals of Caring is a solid buddy movie that uses some genuinely funny moments to underscore a poignant message about friendship and dealing with the cards life has dealt you.
January 29, 2016
Any dramatic tension the film establishes is washed away in an ocean of what Demolition Man once called "joy-joy feelings."
January 26, 2016
The constant hilarity of the first half and the less frequent but still potent hilarity of the second half are enough to outweigh the contrived, groan-inducing missteps.
January 25, 2016
Rudd and Roberts are great but the movie is too dull and predictable.
January 25, 2016
Rudd and Roberts shine in this buddy road trip film. But a lack of depth from the script with all the characters prevent this film from being a true Sundance breakout.
January 23, 2016
One of those emotionally artificial comedies that have become a staple of the Sundance Film Festival.
January 23, 2016
With material this familiar, casting is crucial. And Burnett has a pair of aces up his sleeve in Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts ...
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