Paul Rudd & Craig Roberts in 'The Fundamentals of Caring' Trailer
"My child has a unique sense of humor…" Netflix has debuted the trailer for an indie comedy called The Fundamentals of Caring, from comedian/writer/producer Rob Burnett. The film stars Paul Rudd as a depressed guy who becomes a caregiver, and his first job is caring for Trevor, a lonely teen with muscular dystrophy confined to a wheelchair, played by Craig Roberts. It's a charming and amusing story about how Ben convinces Trevor to go on a roadtrip, teaching him how to explore the world and appreciate what it has to offer despite his physical limitations. The cast includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and it's actually pretty good (read my review here), with enough heart and humor to make it memorable. Take a look below.
Here's the first official trailer for Rob Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring, from Netflix's YouTube:
The film follows Ben, a retired writer who becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor, a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor take an impromptu 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 outside of their calculated existence as they come to understand the importance of hope and true friendship. The Fundamentals of Caring is both written and directed by Rob Burnett, a writer/producer for "Late Show with David Letterman" for many years before making his feature debut with We Made This Movie previously. It's adapted from the novel of the same name written by Jonathan Evison. Netflix will release Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring on their service starting June 24th this summer.