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The Art of Getting By (2011)

The Art of Getting By

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

June 17, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

84 min.

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Gavin Wiesen

Producer

P. Jennifer Dana, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker, Darren Goldberg

Screenwriter

Gavin Wiesen

Starring

Story


A lonely underachieving teen who is about to fail high school in the end of his senior year. He is befriended by his crush, a girl named Sally, but he is unable to express his feelings for her. His parents are fighting, and he must complete a year's worth of homework in a two week period or face expulsion.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..completely understandable, but does the illusion have to be so boring..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“..though it doesn't fully resonate as a romance, it is effective as a character study..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..a charm-free wisp of a movie..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]