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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  • ★★★★ 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.

  • ★★★½ review by vee on Letterboxd

    a sweet and happy film! a film that doesn't think its disabled character needs to die to ~inspire~ other characters, unlike other films (not naming names, Me Before You)!

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

    Paul Rudd is a treasure.

  • ★★★★ review by KMOKLER on Letterboxd

    Ant man, civil war and this, Paul Rudd has really changed his career up all together and all the better for it, he and the rest of his cast all do incredible jobs, as a kid I watched a series called young Dracula and to see how far Craig Roberts has gone is amazing, he was awesome in this movie.

  • ★★★★★ review by Holly-Beth 👀 on Letterboxd

    i cant not give this 5 stars

    i mean i could but why would i want to

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