The Fundamentals of Caring
- 95 min
- Directed by: Rob Burnett
- Cast: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson, Frederick Weller
- UK release: 24 June 2016
Ben (Rudd) takes a job as caregiver to Trevor (Roberts), who has muscular dystrophy. Roberts and Rudd do persuasive work but it's a cliché to cast an able-bodied actor as a disabled character who's the instrument of enlightenment for the able-bodied protagonist, and the film treats women mostly as plot devices or sex objects.
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