The Art of Getting By
The Art of Getting By

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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.... (Full plot summary below)

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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

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Houston Chronicle - 9/10 by Amy BiancolliEven slumped over Camus, Highmore's a charmer -- and he carries the movie well on his slim shoulders.
Reeling Reviews - 9/10 by Laura CliffordIf the film is at all autobiographical, maybe writer/director Gavin Wiesen is remembering seeing 2008's "The Wackness,"...or 2006's "Art School Confidential," ...
Tampa Bay Times - 9/10 by Steve PersallFeels like a movie written for older characters then tweaked with Jesse Eisenberg or knockoff Michael Cera in mind. It settles for Highmore, still looking ready to visit Willy Wonka's candy factory despite the cigarettes and slacker-chic overcoat.
Detroit News - 9/10 by Tom LongThe Art of Getting By wants to be sweet and insightful, but ends up scattered and slight.
Village Voice - 8/10 by Melissa AndersonGavin Wiesen's first film, as passive and vanilla as its title, continues the numbing trendlet begun in 2008 with Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: dramatizing the stupefying dullness of privileged white teenagers in New York City.
Spirituality and Practice - 8/10 by Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatA spunky coming-of-age drama that reveals that this transitional stage of life is not a solo act but a communal one requiring the encouragement and support of many different people.
New York Observer - 8/10 by Rex ReedUnlike most recent coming-of-age movies, this one gets by on more than capricious eccentricity and sentimentality. It has something called heart.
NOW Toronto - 8/10 by Norman WilnerAn utterly fraudulent coming-of-age story.
Orlando Weekly - 7/10 by William GossEven at 85 minutes, [it] feels longer than it should, enough so to feel much more like its original title: Homework.
leonardmaltin.com - 7/10 by Leonard MaltinWhen a film covers familiar ground, as this coming-of-age story does, it had better offer an original point of view or, at the very least, interesting characters. The Art of Getting By has both, and while it loses its footing now and then, its...

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