It’s Episode 81! Alix Fox and Olly Mann from The Modern Mann podcast join Flixwatcher to review Alix’s choice the comedy drama the Fundamentals of Caring, the 2016 film starring Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts.

Based on the book, The Revised Fundamentals of Caring, this film version stars Rudd as a carer to wheelchair user Roberts and also features Selima Gomez as a hitchhiker and love interest.

While it may feel like the Fundamentals of Caring isn’t saying anything new on the road trip personal journey of development movie trope it does show people with disabilities as normal people, funny, witty humans with sexual desires.


The comedy moments may or may not make you piss your knickers but this road trip and personal journey is sweet and it’s heart in its right place, it’s a cosy indie film with strong performances from all the cast. Let down by a so-so soundtrack and a bit of an odd ending, but with a run time of one hour 37 minutes you can forgive those sins. The Fundamentals of Caring scores a strong 3.37 overall, recommended.

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fundamentals of Caring? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.


Two best friends’ quest to buy booze for a party in the hopes of scoring with girls leads them on a series of wacky misadventures.

Added to UK Netflix: 21st October 2018

Along Came Polly

After his wife dumps him on their honeymoon, uptight Reuben reconnects with an irreverent childhood friend who teaches him to live life on the edge.

Added to UK Netflix: 17th October 2018

The Last Days on Mars

While a crew of astronauts on Mars waits for a ship that will return them to Earth, one discovers a strain of bacteria that turns humans into killers.

Added to UK Netflix: 18th October 2018

Gnome Alone

After taking over a remote desert motel, a grieving couple gets dangerously entangled in the property’s secret sinister history.

Added to UK Netflix: 16th October 2018

Derren Brown: Sacrifice

Illusionist Derren Brown concocts a psychological experiment in which he tries to manipulate an ordinary person into taking a bullet for a stranger.

Added to UK Netflix: 19th October 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

In this animated musical sequel, angelic pooch Charlie Barkin offers to return to earth to retrieve the angel Gabriel’s stolen horn.

Leaving: 27th October 2018


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