We showed off the first trailer for this film a couple of weeks ago and I’m actually really excited to see it when it hits Netflix on the 24th of this month. Paul Rudd seems to have made some sort of pact with the devil that makes it impossible to not like him. Meanwhile, the story seems to have all the charm of films like Garden State, but without getting too whiny.
Additionally, I’m actually looking forward to seeing Selena Gomez in this movie. We don’t see her in too much stuff and, while Spring Breakers wasn’t exactly the best place to showcase talent, I’m anticipating great things from her as she matures as an actress.
The Fundamentals of Caring follows Ben, a retired writer who becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor, a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor take an impromptu road trip to all the places Trevor has become obsessed with while watching the local news, including their holy grail: the World’s Deepest Pit. Along the way, they pick up a sassy runaway and a mother-to-be who help test the pair’s survival skills outside of their calculated existence as they come to understand the importance of hope and true friendship.