The Art of Getting By

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  84 min.
Release Date: June 17, 2011 (limited)
DVD: November 29, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.60
based on 10 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Alicia Silverstone, Blair Underwood, Rita Wilson


George (Freddie Highmore), a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): P. Jennifer Dana, Kara Baker, Darren Goldberg, Gia Walsh
Screenplay: Gavin Wiesen
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  • 4 stars "It's kind of like the male version of '500 Days of Summer'."
  • 4 stars "Great acting. Very relatable and real story. A must see for any seniors graduating this year. The ending was a little predictable and normally that would bother me but this time i didn't mind. Freddy Highmore was amazing; he and Emma Roberts have great chemistry. Not your typical romance, definitely worth seeing."
  • 5 stars "Loved it! So artistic and very real, opposed to what hollywoods view of real is. LOVE how it showcased the beauty of new york too!"