‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ Trailer: Get Ready to Road Trip With Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez
I just started watching Orange Is the New Black Season 4, but now I gotta hurry up and finish that so I can watch The Fundamentals of Caring this weekend, the latest Netflix Original Movie. Dammit Netflix, I haven’t been outside in six weeks! Why don’t you want me to leave my house???
Anyway, this movie stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez and it’s coming to the streaming device of your choice straight from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s the official plot synopsis from Netflix:
The film follows the story of 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 smart-mouthed 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.
Paul Rudd is an actor with Christopher Walkenian qualities; he makes just about everything better with his sheer presence alone. And after some bigger movies, it’s nice to see him back in something a little more intimate and serious. But the “one paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically” makes me nervous. Very nervous. The Fundamentals of Caring premieres on Netflix this Friday, June 24.