The Art of Getting By

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; New York Slice of Life; On Young Love; Theatrical trailer; Audio commentary with director Gavin Wiesen
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2011
  • UPC: 024543774297
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,258

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freddie Highmore George, George Zinavoy
Emma Roberts Sally, Sally Howe
Michael Angarano Dustin,
Elizabeth Reaser , Charlotte Howe
Rita Wilson , Vivian Sargent
Sam Robards Jack Sargent
Jarleth Conroy Harris McElroy
Blair Underwood , Principal Martinson
Ann Dowd Mrs. Grimes
Marcus Carl Franklin Will Sharpe
Sasha Spielberg Zoe Rubinstein
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
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Art of Getting By
1. Chapter 1 [2:58]
2. Chapter 2 [4:10]
3. Chapter 3 [:51]
4. Chapter 4 [5:07]
5. Chapter 5 [1:15]
6. Chapter 6 [3:47]
7. Chapter 7 [2:00]
8. Chapter 8 [3:45]
9. Chapter 9 [5:28]
10. Chapter 10 [5:19]
11. Chapter 11 [1:13]
12. Chapter 12 [2:47]
13. Chapter 13 [3:48]
14. Chapter 14 [1:29]
15. Chapter 15 [3:15]
16. Chapter 16 [3:10]
17. Chapter 17 [1:49]
18. Chapter 18 [1:07]
19. Chapter 19 [3:25]
20. Chapter 20 [4:59]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Art of Getting By
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 5.1 Descriptive Audio
         Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Wiesen
      Subtitles
         English For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
         Español
         Français
         Subtitles: Off
   Scenes
   Extras
      New York Slice of Life
      On Young Love
      Theatrical Trailer
      Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Wiesen
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    A strangely captivating tale about two young people finding that

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 29, 2011

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