THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING: (2016/2020--Netflix) The movie was based on a novel titled The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, which I read last year. The book was OK, but the movie was better--much better. It’s a story about a teenaged boy with advanced muscular dystrophy, confined to a wheelchair, who goes on a road trip with his caregiver where both learn something from the people they meet along the way. It’s a story that critics usually disdain but audiences enjoy. Paul Rudd is the caregiver with a family tragedy that has caused him to retreat from life. One of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes said, “The pleasures of Rudd overpower the programmatic elements.” We did not feel that way at all, because Craig Roberts was exceptional as Trevor, the boy whose fondest wish was to “pee standing up.” He also had a wicked sense of humor. Roberts and Rudd made a pair that was difficult to resist. The writing was sharp and funny, but also tender when the moment demanded tenderness. The people they met along the way were excellent and credit goes to the actors who made those brief roles memorable. It was a wonderful afternoon “at the movies.” Gary and I agree on a grade of A. GRADE A