Netflix’s ‘The Fundamentals Of Caring’ Is The Indie Heartwarming Tearjerker You Need This Summer

Picture this: an indie movie that premiered at Sundance, starring and Craig Roberts, the kid from , including road trips, road trip music and dirty teenage jokes, all wrapped up in a story about family, making bonds, and coming to terms with the past.

If you’re a fan of getting your heartstrings pulled by a bittersweet movie about life with a big L, you better bring on the buckets: Netflix’s The Fundamentals of Caring will have you shedding rivers of emotional tears. Judging from the freshly released trailer, it’ll provide you with the perfect balance of heartbreak and dick jokes, of serious pain and silly fun.

Watch The Trailer For The Fundamentals Of Caring

Netflix picked up The Fundamentals of Caring at Sundance for an SVOD release on its platform on June 24. Based on Jonathan Evison’s novel The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, it was directed by Rob Burnett from The Late Show with David Letterman, and stars Craig Roberts as Trevor, a teenager with muscular distrophy whose deadpan jokes are directed at Ben (Paul Rudd), his new caregiver.

Ben used to be a writer, but suddenly decided to take a course in caregiving after a personal tragedy left him with little to hang on to — and before you know it, they both decide that a trip to discover the lamest roadside attractions of the country will be the best use of their time.

Selena Gomez Plays In It!

'The Fundamentals of Caring'/Netflix
‘The Fundamentals of Caring’/Netflix

On the road, they meet a runaway named Dot, played by Selena Gomez. It’s far from the singer’s first movie role, but we can’t wait to see what she brings to the big screen.

Following In The Footsteps Of Me Before You

'Me Before You'

‘Me Before You’

The movie seems to share a few similarities with , the adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ novel set for release on June 3. The story revolves around the relationship of Louisa (Emilia Clarke) and Will (Sam Claflin), who ends up in a wheelchair after an accident and struggles to come to terms with his new life.

The Fundamentals of Caring will be available June 24 on Netflix.

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Are you looking forward to The Fundamentals of Caring?