Movie: The Fundamentals of Caring
Synopsis (from Google): A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen's caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.
The 👍: The Fundamentals of Caring is a GREAT movie. I mean REALLY great. It’s a wonderful, witty, feel-good comedy. The comedy in this movie is sharp and at times dark (but in a good way). Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts play off one another very well. Their characters, Ben and Trevor respectively, feel so natural. Their relationship doesn’t feel forced, as it grows so organically (no pun intended) throughout the movie. Each and every interaction between the two is bound to give you a good laugh. I also give props to Selena Gomez as Dot. It reminds me a lot of her character Alex from Wizards of Waverley Place, which is probably why I’m so fond of her character in this movie. The story is well written. It feels really organized, and none of the sub-plots seem to take away from the main focus of the movie. Speaking of sub-plots, they were apart of why I really like this movie. The romance between Trevor and Dot is a wonderful, unique one. Ben coming to terms with the death of his son made a great addition to the movie, as it made him a good mentor for both Dot and Trevor. One more thing, I don’t think anyone could have done a better job at playing Trevor than Craig Roberts. In fact, Roberts did so well that I even had to see if he actually had Trevor’s disease in the movie.
The 👎: Nothing.
Conclusion: The Fundamentals of Caring is a great feel-good comedy to say the least. Each actor played their role well. The comedy? Fucking hilarious. Overall, this is a great movie to watch with whoever. I definitely suggest this movie if you sometimes have a darker sense of humor. Netflix struck GOLD on this one.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I Could Never Be Your Woman, 2007
Director: Amy Heckerling
Screenplay: Amy Heckerling
Cinematography: Brian Tufano
It's quite a bummer that this didn't get a theatrical release because this #film
is hilarious! A young #saoirseronan
, with #paulrudd
in it? Sounds like a blast! And it is, for the most part. I went bonkers with Izzie (Saoirse) and Rosie's (Michelle) relationship as mother and daughter, it's just too real, I can personally identify with their dynamic and they're so funny. I just love them together. So count this as a petition for them to do a movie again. Actually, Lady Bird can count as the sequel on Saoirse's character progression. I saw the car scene where Izzie told her mother to start calling her Drew, and I just had Lady Bird flashbacks all over (I happen to see Lady Bird first before this). And the Britney and Alanis song parodies are gold! I love the script, the one-liners, and the Barbie playtime bits (the manic-depressive part killed me). And Paull Rudd is forever the boy next door, with his boyish smile and crazy dance moves. I Could Never Be Your Woman is a great rom-com to indulge to on a rainy day.