The film does make the point that the ability to care for other people seems like it's own moral prerequisite for getting into other things. This counters the yuppie quasi-libertarian view that responsibility for kids or the less able waits until you have children, by choice. But then, that point creates its own potential contradictions.
The music score includes a suite for unaccompanied cello by Wytold, called "Do You Know?" I met Wytold at the Phiillips Gallery at a performance of the ballet "Angels, Demons and Savages" Feb. 14, 2013, reviewed on the Drama Blog. The credits also mention Verdi.