Subject: Re: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING (no spoilers)
On 12/5/2017 1:28 PM, moviePig wrote:
> Trying to re-balance his own life, Paul Rudd takes a job as the
> professional caregiver to an 18-year-old wiseacre paraplegic. THE
> FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING is more snappy than sappy, staying mercifully dry
> through the maudlin swamps this kind of comedy invariably must
> negotiate. However, its story is also a rather slight one -- making the
> flick, though quite agreeable, not compulsory. Mostly recommended.
My response back in mid 2016 was:
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING: A 2016 film based upon a book. Paul Rudd
stars as a caregiver to Craig Roberts and both men are rather grumpy
about their lives. In time, they take a road trip and along the way
meet Selena Gomez, Bobby Cannavale, and Megan Ferguson. For a drama
about illness and loss and such, this film had a lot of humor and was
worth watching. Additionally, there was one plot twist that hit much
harder because of recent stories in the news.
....and now, for the life of me, I cannot remember the 'plot twist' that
had to do with recent news stories.