the fundamentals of caring movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s lots of it and it’s hilarious! The Fundamentals of Caring is a fun drama full of coarse language, pranks and excitement for teen audiences.


A man grieving over a the tragic death of a family member becomes the caregiver of a disabled young man. When the two set out on a road trip, their perspective on their lives is changed as they begin to understand the significance of hope and friendship.

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Movie details

Director: Rob Burnett
Cast: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Megan Ferguson, Jennifer Ehle
Writer: Rob Burnett
Release Date (Australia): 24 June 2016
Runtime: 97 minutes/1h 37m
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

Themes in the film include crude humour, the arguments between a disabled teen and his caregiver, as well as verbal and visual references to the death of a child.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of the words “ass”, “**shole”, “s**t”, “p***y” and “f**k”.

Sex (M)

The film contains several crude verbal and visual references to sex, oral sex and genitalia.

mpaa rating

NR (Not Rated)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Even without its hysterical source of dark humour, Rob Burnett’s film is delightful, gleaming, quirky and much more than just a simple road trip. There’s many elements to class this movie as a must-watch comedy-drama. It all starts with the comical position placed in several spots, before moving towards the acting and story in general.

A disabled teenager participating in a smooth road trip with his caregiver, alongside several dramatic and hilarious events definitely appears as average. Despite the typical storyline, The Fundamentals of Caring is actually a super fun and hopeful film. Watch this film not only for its touching themes and connectable characters, but for it’s amount of catchy dark humour. There’s pranks, laughs and friends.

Another thing the film manages to include in order to classify itself as a heartfelt story is the presentation of quirky characters performed by Rudd and Roberts. Along with other characters along the way, Roberts and Rudd are magnificent together! They manage to portray the bright and gloomy humour in a way that makes the film a very moving and passionate surprise.

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