Netflix just announced The Fundamentals of Caring as a new Netflix-original. Not only do I think this movie is going to be funny and a real feel good movie, I also think it’ll make me ball my eyes out. Read my first impression of the trailer!
The Fundamentals of Caring
The movie follows the story of Ben. He is a retired writer who becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor, a 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (and a strange sense of humor). Ben and Trevor take a 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. They come to understand the importance of hope and true friendship.
Even the description is making my eyes watery. But I’m an emotional wreck. So…
I think this movie is the feel-good version of The Inthouchables (the French movie) and the, new and upcoming movie, Me Before You (don’t even get me started on this one. I cried in public while reading this book.) June 24th is already marked in my Calendar as “important”, because this movie will be “important”. After I’ve seen the movie (3, 4 times) I will write a review if it was truly as good as I expected.
I have always been a fan of Paul Rudd. Loved him in Friends, Over Her Dead Body and I even loved him in Ant Man.
Make sure to check the movie out on Netflix June 24th!