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The Art of Getting By

Release Date: June 17th, 2011

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.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • There's just not enough going on behind actor Freddie Highmore's eyes to convince us this kid's existential angst is real. show more

  • I found myself forgetting The Art of Getting By as it unfolded, as though the Looney Tunes art department were two steps behind the characters, rolling up the scenery like so much carpeting. show more

  • 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

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