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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A man suffering a family loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

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Rob Burnett

Writers:

Rob Burnett (screenplay), Jonathan Evison (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Huff Alex Huff ... Jodi
Donna Biscoe ... Caregiving Instructor
Paul Rudd ... Ben Benjamin
Julia Denton ... Janet
Jennifer Ehle ... Elsa
Craig Roberts ... Trevor
Ashley White ... Cute Travel Channel Girl
Matthew Pruitt Matthew Pruitt ... TV Reporter
Alan Boell ... Courier
Selena Gomez ... Dot
Bill Murphey Bill Murphey ... Mike
Robert Walker Branchaud ... Burly Helper
Eric Singer Eric Singer ... Burly Helper #2
James Donadio ... Waiter
Megan Ferguson ... Peaches
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Storyline

A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen's caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.

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Caring is a funny thing.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fundamentals of Caring See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The sign in front of the church that Ben enters at the very beginning of the film to attend his caregiver class carries the name "Abundant Life Church", a likely nod to one of the main themes of the movie. The church is actually North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA. See more »

Goofs

When Ben, Trevor and Dot are driving in the night, the warning light that shows up on the dashboard is actually the 'check tire pressure' light, not a faulty fuse like Ben later states. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Caregiving Instructor: Caregiving is not just about feeding and clothing and cleaning. It is also about understanding how to navigate a complicated relationship between those who give care, and those who are in need of it. If you find yourself lost, frustrated, confused, you can always come back to this helpful mnemonic device: ALOHA. Ask, Listen, Observe, Help, Ask again.
Caregiving Instructor: The fundamentals of caregiving are to give care... but not care too much. If you truly want a lasting career in caregiving, you'll ...
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Take Me As I Am
Written by Heather Anne D'Angelo, Erika Spring Forster and Annie Hart
Performed by Au Revoir Simone
Courtesy of Our Secret Record Company
By Arrangement with Lip Sync Music Inc.
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A great movie, following SOME great actors.
26 June 2016 | by kelpe1925See all my reviews

You want it fast and sweet right? Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts allowed this movie to become revolutionary in my mind. Paul Rudd is known for being hilariously pessimistic (I do not like this acting style), while Craig gave me something I've not felt for a long time... which is hope. I'm not familiar with Craig Roberts, but he made me laugh... a LOT in this movie. Selena Gomez was nothing special and I'm sure they could have cast anybody to play this role. Craig stole the show with the realistic aspects that he played true. Paul Rudd did show maturity in his role, although I personally am not a fan of him. I give props when they are due.

Normally, I do not give reviews. This movie although deserves the time that it gave to us. I found it beautiful in a sense.


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