The Fundamentals of Caring

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.


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  • ★★★★½ review by jose on Letterboxd

    to quote the very honorable and very hilarious, hannah of letterboxd: paul rudd is the only white man that has aged well

  • ★★★★ review by hania 🧚🏼‍♀️ on Letterboxd

    soft paul rudd + soft soundtrack + soft characters + soft cinematography = take my money

  • ★★★½ review by loise on Letterboxd

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  • ★★★★ review by Wood on Letterboxd

    Paul Rudd calling a Slim Jim a "Slim James" is the hardest I have laughed in a long while.

    Hey, for a road trip movie featuring a kid with life threatening aliment things go pretty smoothly. There's not much conflict but it's a fun little indie com-dram.

    Paul Rudd is at his most charming in years. I've always liked this Craig Roberts kid since I saw Submarine. Selena Gomez is a 1, 2 cutie pie even though she's not much of an actor.

  • ★★★★★ review by Dean Olson on Letterboxd

    Paul Rudd is a treasure.

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