Movie Review: “The Fundamentals of Caring”

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Ben (Paul Rudd) has taken a class to learn how to be a caregiver.

caring 1Suffering from an impending divorce and the death of his child (in an accident eerily similar to Anton Yelchin), Ben gets an interview with a family that has just moved from the UK. The son, Trevor (Craig Roberts) has a form of muscular dystrophy and a wicked sense of humor that scares caregivers away. Fortunately (for Trevor) Ben has an equally wicked sense of humor and is hired.

Working for $9 an hour to “wipe Trevor’s ass” (according to Trevor) Ben and Trevor connect at a level no caregiver has before.

As the relationship grows, Ben and Trevor agree that taking a road trip to see some of the sights Trevor has tagged on a map might be a good thing (if scary) for Trevor.

Mom reluctantly agrees and the two head off in a special van with all of Trevor’s medications, breathing equipment, wheelchair, and detailed info on hospitals at every stop.

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Along the way, Ben and Trevor pick up a hitchhiking Dot (Selena Gomez) and stranded, pregnant, Peaches (Megan Ferguson) with plans to drop them both off at their destinations as they all see the sights along the way.

“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a wonderful, heartwarming, funny, movie. Top notch acting, great plot, and enough tension to keep you at the edge of your seat. A chain smoking, sailor cussing, tough kid….Gomez is a shock to the senses. Roberts and Rudd are perfect.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Netflix since it is a Netflix Original movie.

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