The Fundamentals of Caring

October 4, 202184/1002723 min
Year
2016
Director
Rob Burnett
Age
18+
Country
United States
Runtime
97
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Imdb
73%
Rotten Tomatoes
89%
vod-news
90%
Rating Summary
Rob Burnett’s “The Fundamentals of Caring,” released theatrically today as well on Netflix after premiering at Sundance, expands on its title with the acronym ALOHA—Ask, Listen, Observe, Help, Ask Again. These are the fundamental requirements of a caregiver, as explained to Paul Rudd’s Ben, a retired writer trying to cope with unimaginable grief by essentially finding a surrogate son for the one he lost. Of course, the film exists to prove the rather simplistic ALOHA incorrect.

The Fundamentals of Caring is a 2016 American road comedy-drama film written and directed by Rob Burnett, based on the 2012 novel The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. Starring Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez, the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2016, and was released on Netflix on June 24, 2016.

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