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The Art Of Getting By – Trailer

The Art of Getting By is a 2011 romantic comedy drama film starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood. It is the first feature by writer-director Gavin Wiesen.The film premiered under the title Homework at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Cast

Freddie Highmore as George Zinavoy
Emma Roberts as Sally
Alicia Silverstone as Ms. Herman
Rita Wilson as Vivian Sargent
Blair Underwood as Principal Bill Martinson
Elizabeth Reaser as Charlotte Howe
Sam Robards as George’s stepfather
Michael Angarano as Dustin
Marcus Carl Franklin as Will
Sasha Spielberg as Zoe

Release

The film had its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 23.

The Art of Getting By received mixed reviews, receiving an average of 42% from 82 reviews, and was criticized by Rotten Tomatoes as being “a typical coming of age drama.” Critics also targeted the writing, though actor Freddie Highmore and his costar Emma Roberts were both praised for their performances. Some critics also positively noted, “A New York City boy-meets-girl story may be something we’ve seen many times before… but Wiesen brings something unique to the mix.” The originality of the characters and insights are also applauded. In contrast to critical receptions, fan reviews were positive.

The film wrapped shooting in Toronto on April 23, 2010.

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