Watch: Second Trailer for Rob Burnett's 'The Fundamentals of Caring'
"Does any part of you want to see the world?" A second trailer has arrived online (see the first here) for Rob Burnett's indie film The Fundamentals of Caring, which first premiered at Sundance and is hit Netflix later this week. The dark comedy 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. The cast includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. This is a fun film and has some smart comedy, and the performances from Roberts and Rudd are fantastic. It wasn't my favorite out of Sundance, but it's charming and worth watching if you're interested.
Here's the second trailer (+ a poster) for Rob Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring, from 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.