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PG-13| 1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
George (Freddie Highmore) is a senior at a posh Manhattan prep school, but his disaffected attitude leaves little room for toeing the line. He'd rather doodle and read philosophy, and he strenuously avoids his parents (Rita Wilson, Sam Robards) whenever possible. Unfortunately, George's attitude is endangering his chances of graduating. Then he meets Sally (Emma Roberts). George finds himself falling in love with her, but an older artist (Michael Angarano) adds a complication to the mix.

Cast: Freddie Highmore , Emma Roberts , Michael Angarano , Rita Wilson , Blair Underwood , Alicia Silverstone , Elizabeth Reaser , Sam Robards

Director: Gavin Wiesen

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

The Art of Getting By (2011)

Release Date: June 17th, 2011|1 hr. 24 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 12 )
  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie turns lighter and less morose as it rolls along, which is good for viewers who prefer a bit of honey to offset the bitter taste of hormones. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though it doesn't fully resonate as a romance, it is effective as a character study. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Well-meaning but dreadfully executed movie. show more

  • January 24, 2012 mm00000000110764
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    This movie didn\'t really make any sense or leave any lasting impression on me.

  • December 03, 2011 zd00000000063033
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Its so honest and unpretentious. Sometimes we need a good slap of reality. Good Movie- enjoy it.

  • October 18, 2011 pi00000000104861
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    I LOVED this movie!

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Freddie Highmore is just 19, but he's already romanced Madonna. Emma Roberts is a mere 20, but she's already played several romantic leads (like her aunt Julia) and psychos and killers (like her...

Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore Get Angsty In 'The Art Of Getting By' Trailer

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Jordan Zakarin on Apr 21st, 2011 1:00PM

Lonely, existentially-lost boy meets popular-but-dissatisfied girl, creating an unlikely friendship that provides each with the missing piece of their emotionally adrift souls. Okay, so the...

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