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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

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



(screenplay), (novel)
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3 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caregiving Instructor
Cute Travel Channel Girl
Matthew Pruitt ...
TV Reporter
Bill Murphey ...
Burly Helper
Eric Singer ...
Burly Helper #2


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.


Comedy | Drama


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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Altruisti si diventa  »

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2.35 : 1
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Selena Gomez played a foul-mouthed woman before in Getaway (2013). See more »


Although the group were heading to SLC, Utah, the movie didn't feature any real Utah scenery and at Trev's father's car dealership, the phone number on an opposite building had the area code 470 (Georgia, where the movie was filmed) not an 801 or 385 number which would be from Utah. See more »


Dot: Trev, what would you do in that situation?
Trevor: Oh, I'd most likely shit myself.
Ben: And I most likely would have to clean it up.
Dot: Don't worry about them. They're idiots.
Peaches: Oh, okay.
Ben: I have to clean him up when he shits himself.
Dot: God.
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Over My Broken Heart
Performed by Dave & Don
Written by Donald Rollins
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Best watch in some time
24 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

I love a good movie especially when I have no expectations. I sat down with my kids and was just so surprised by how good this movie really was.

I don't write reviews, but felt I simply had to for this one.

It was pure entertainment from start to finish wonderfully funny and just restored a little bit of faith in the guild of acting and humanity.

If you are in the mood for an up beat feel good movie with a lot of laughs this is a pleasantly easy watch, that the whole family can enjoy.

Well done and thank you.

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