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Subject: Re: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING (no spoilers)
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Subject: Re: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING (no spoilers)
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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:02:20 -0500
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On 12/5/2017 1:55 PM, Obveeus wrote:
> 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.

Must've had to do with disease or irresponsible care of a young child. 
Never a shortage of gawk... I mean, human interest stories about those.


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