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Art of Getting By
     

The Art of Getting By

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Director: Gavin Wiesen, Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano

Cast: Gavin Wiesen, Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano

 

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A high school slacker forges an unlikely bond with the most popular girl in his class, and becomes an apprentice to an older artist after learning that his disdain for homework may cost him his diploma. George (Freddie Highmore) isn't what you'd call a people person, yet he's somehow managed to make it through high school with a

Overview

A high school slacker forges an unlikely bond with the most popular girl in his class, and becomes an apprentice to an older artist after learning that his disdain for homework may cost him his diploma. George (Freddie Highmore) isn't what you'd call a people person, yet he's somehow managed to make it through high school with a minimal amount of effort. Meanwhile, Sally (Emma Roberts) is a natural-born beauty whose popularity helps to hide the fact that she's positively miserable at home. Brought together by their turbulent personal lives, Sally and George quickly discover that despite appearances, they actually have quite a bit in common. It all threatens to fall apart, though, when George learns that he may not be eligible for graduation. Desperate to escape high school by any means necessary, George attempts to learn some measure of self-discipline by working under Dustin, a successful 25-year-old artist who sees potential in the young misfit. Now, just as George begins to see the future as something to embrace rather than something to dread, his lazy past threatens to hinder his forward momentum.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/2011
UPC:
0024543774365
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Fox Searchlight
Region Code:
A
Time:
1:23:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freddie Highmore George Zinavoy
Emma Roberts Sally Howe
Michael Angarano Dustin
Elizabeth Reaser Charlotte Howe
Sam Robards Jack Sargent
Jarleth Conroy Harris McElroy
Ann Dowd Mrs. Grimes
Marcus Carl Franklin Will Sharpe
Sasha Spielberg Zoe Rubinstein
Rita Wilson Vivian Sargent
Blair Underwood Principal Martinson
Alicia Silverstone Ms. Herman
Sophie Curtis Chastity
Andrew Levitas Javier
Dan Leonard Nick
Maya Ri Sanchez Cynthia
Ann Harada Mrs. Doughtery

Technical Credits
Gavin Wiesen Director,Screenwriter
Jodi Angstreich Choreography
Patricia Baker Executive Producer
Kara Baker Producer
Matthew Campbell Associate Producer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
P. Jennifer Dana Producer
Maribeth Fox Casting
Darren Goldberg Producer
Mollie Goldstein Editor
Jonathan Gray Executive Producer
Mike Guarino Sound Mixer
Anthony Gudas Executive Producer
Ben Kutchins Cinematographer
Andrew Levitas Executive Producer
Christopher Marsh Associate Producer
Kelly McGehee Production Designer
Gretchen McGowan Executive Producer
Erika Munro Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry Pincus Executive Producer
Alec Puro Score Composer
Nick Quested Executive Producer
Laura Rosenthal Casting
David Sweeney Executive Producer
Gia Walsh Producer

Scene Index

Fox Movie Channel presents in character with Freddie Highmore; HBO First Look: the making of the Art of Getting By; Audio commentary with director Gavin Wiesen; Theatrical trailer; New York slice of life; On young love

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The Art of Getting By 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A strangely captivating tale about two young people finding that little something extra in each other. The soundtrack sets the atmosphere for the story perfectly as well. At the end, I found myself inspired and compelled to do something, anything creative. Definitely the best indie film I've seen in recent years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago