The Art of Getting By PG-13

The toughest lesson is love.
The Art of Getting By
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 29, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New York Slice of Life
    • On Young Love
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Audio commentary with director Gavin Wiesen
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 112


User Ratings: 12,469
Rating: 7/10 -- Excellent performances by Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts make this one an enjoyable watch. Full Review
We Got This Covered
Mar 2, 2013
Pathetic. Nothing but an over-privileged filmmaker mining his prep school diaries for narcissistic roleplay.
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Rating: 1/4 -- The vapidity of The Art of Getting By goes beyond the anthill-sized dramatic stakes. The dialogue, while occasionally epigrammatic, is tone-deaf to individual speech rhythms. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Jun 17, 2011
Rating: 2/4 -- Wiesen follows the indie teen drama formula and copies from his cleverer classmates with his derivative debut, "The Art of Getting By." Full Review
The Oklahoman
Aug 8, 2018
Rating: 2/5 -- Not funny, quirky, or particularly insightful.
Little White Lies
Aug 31, 2011
Rating: C- -- The Art of Getting By wants to be sweet and insightful, but ends up scattered and slight. Full Review
Detroit News
Jun 17, 2011
Rating: 1/5 -- Even by the standards of mopey teen rebels, this one really is a dreadful little prat.
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Sep 2, 2011

Product Description:

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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 14,104
  • UPC: 024543774297
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