The Art of Getting By


Drama Romance

Art of Getting By is about a high school student named George who befriends Sally after taking the fall for her smoking on school property, and as they become more involved in school and inspired by young artist Dustin, Sally starts to ask him questions about what he thinks of her and evasively asks him to have sex with her, but after Sally starts dating Dustin, George decides to make the effort to do his assignments and work on a project about Sally, and despite Sally backpacking through Europe with Dustin, they confess their love for each other and promise to be together as George graduates. The Art of Getting By is a 2011 American English-language Drama Romance movie featuring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson and Megan Grieco. Island Bound Productions in association with Mint Pictures and Atlantic Pictures. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Darren Goldberg, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker and P. Jennifer Dana. The motion picture is written and directed by Gavin Wiesen. Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The Art of Getting By was released on 17th June 2011 and takes a screen time of 84 minutes. The Art of Getting By was made on a budget of $4 million and at the box office it grossed only $1 million. Cinematography was done by Ben Kutchins and editing by Mollie Goldstein. The music was composed by Alec Puro.
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Release Date17 JUN 2011
Budget$ 4 MILLION



Drama , Romance

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Average Review Rating : negative


Positive Review Rating : 35%

    • Is it because hes a hyper intellectual artist type afflicted with early onset nihilism and fatalistic angst Or is he really just a lazy, smug, self important asshole Like Highmores character, The Art Of Getting By takes a frustratingly long time to commit to any choices. ( Read More )
    • Tasha Robinson

      Advertisement Like Highmores character, The Art Of Getting By takes a frustratingly long time to commit to any choices. ( Read More )
    • S. Jhoanna Robledo

      His relationship with Sally is quirky in a surprising way: The beautiful, popular girl doesnt see the loner as just a friend, but likes him; hes the one whos slow to respond. ( Read More )
    • Nick Schager

      If not for its lack of self awareness, The Art of Getting By would seem to be a spoof of ennui inflicted teen dramas, because how else to explain the fact that Gavin Wiesens debut is comprised of only cliches of cliches ( Read More )
    • Lisa Schwarzbaum

      Old Holden would call the whole movie phony, and I agree, if you want to know the truth. ( Read More )
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