The Fundamentals of Caring

If I were to ever recommend a movie with such a title to my friends, I’m pretty much sure they would hit me with something like, “Please don’t give me such sentimental movies……” or something on similar lines!! It is often said “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, same applies to movies as well. This movie is much more than what the title suggests. Yet, this title does justice to the movie. To its core, it remains devoted to the fundamental value of caring…..what varies, is the context.

This movie explores the relationship of a teenager (with an incurable disease) with his caretaker. But it just doesn’t stops there, it goes on to explore various other relationships too. It takes you for a ride on an emotional roller coaster but it has got a very positive tone to it. It is filled with immaculately timed humour which doesn’t damage the overall depiction of the idea.

Craig Roberts has done it again….. what a mesmerising performance it was!! Turns out, this was only the second feature of Rob Burnett (director), so I think we can expect some great movies from him in the future. Paul Rudd……well, he was in one of his typical roles so it had to be good 🙂

I don’t think anyone can hate this movie. I haven’t seen such a great comedy drama in a long time. This is one of those feel good (…..yes ‘feel good’) that you can pick up any time. If you have seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower, this movie echoes a similar theme. This movie is for EVERYONE. You should definitely watch it!!

ALOHA,” an acronym standing for Ask, Listen, Observe, Help, Ask Again…..that’s how the movie starts. And it’s something you might wanna remember.

IMDb-“A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.”


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