• The Art of Getting By (2011)

The Art of Getting By

Release Date: June 17th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 29th, 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.

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

Director: Gavin Wiesen

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Gigi Productions

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Love triangle, Growing up, Touching, Charming, 2010s, Relationships, Mother, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 45
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    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

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    Amy BiancolliSan 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

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