The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)



Critic Consensus: The Fundamentals of Caring gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route.

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An 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts) goes on a road trip with his caregiver (Paul Rudd), and the pair learn about life from the people they meet along the way. Written and directed by Rob Burnett, The Fundamentals of Caring made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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Alex Huff
as Jodie
Ashley White
as Cute Travel Channel Girl
Donna Biscoe
as Caregiving Instructor
Matthew Pruitt
as TV Reporter
Alan Boell
as Courier
Eric Singer
as Burley Helper #2
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Critic Reviews for The Fundamentals of Caring

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (8)

It's formulaic, sentimental and the cast list includes Selena Gomez. But it's also one of this summer's most enjoyable lightweight comedies.

June 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Death, taxes, the enduring adorability of Paul Rudd: these things, at least, we know for certain.

June 23, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption.

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The cast all turn in convincing performances, and the dialogue is occasionally quite clever ...

June 23, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The pleasures of Rudd overpower the programmatic elements.

June 22, 2016 | Full Review…

It pulls its punches, and soft-pedals on any authentic misery that its scenarios might evoke. But its essential amiability and decency comes through.

June 16, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fundamentals of Caring

A heartwarmingly funny and cute story of self discovery and friendship.

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Film Crazy

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Another of those quirky little indie movies that try so hard to please Sundance, and while I really like it in its first hour (especially because of its performances), it almost sinks in its third act when it starts to give in to unnecessary clichés and some cheap sentimentality.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


A few laughs. Didn't expect to like it, but was quite a nice movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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