The Fundamentals of Caring (2016): A Film Review


IMDB Rating: 7.4/ 10

I remember seeing this film with my siblings without any set of expectations for the film . I sat down with an open mind and hoping for an ‘okay’ movie at the very least. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the film!

I think what made me like the film so much is the simplicity of it all. Surely, the plot is uncomplicated, however, it did not fail to include prominent character developments along with its plot build up.

If you are looking for a tear jerker, this is certainly not it. The film did not force sadness upon the audience, such said movies desperately includes tragic plot twists to grant the said films more depth than it rightfully deserves. However, The Fundamentals of Caring did not fail to make its audience laugh in delight but also included subtle heart warming scenes that were certainly touching.

To give a general idea of the whole film, it basically follows the journey of a caregiver and a teenage boy on a road trip to see the deepest pit on earth! Along the way, they met a few other characters that join them on the journey. If you enjoy good ‘road trip’ movies, this may be the film for you.

Here is a quote from the film that I found interesting. A glimpse of what you can expect from this film:

Dot: I told you I only date assholes.

Trevor: Yes, and I’m not an asshole. And since you want an asshole, my not being an asshole makes me more of an asshole than the assholes that you normally date, because they’re giving you exactly what you want, whereas I, by not being an asshole, am not. Which makes me an asshole.

Dot: I can’t believe I actually understood that.


On an end note, I would recommend this film to anyone who wishes to see a funny and heartwarming film about friendship. To anyone who is curious to know what exactly are the Fundamentals of Caring, here it is:


As always, thank you so much for your time. And remember… ALOHA!


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