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Still shot from the movie: The Art of Getting By.

The Art of Getting By

George (Freddie Highmore) is a pessimistic teen who has managed to get by in school without ever doing homework. However, in his senior year his bad habits catch the attention of his teachers, and also another lonely student (Emma Roberts) who tries to befriend him. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 83
Theater Release: 17 Jun 2011
Video Release: 29 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Emma Roberts plays another confused teen who befriends a peer with similar issues in It’s Kind of a Funny Story. A younger student has problems engaging in school until he makes friends with another misfit in The Mighty. The documentary Waiting for “Superman” looks at the shortcomings of the US educational system.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Art of Getting By

Release Date: 29 November 2011

On November 29, 2011, The Art of Getting By releases on Blu-ray and DVD. No extra features are mentioned for the DVD, but Blu-ray bonus extras include:

- New York Slice of Life

- On Young Love

- Fox Movie Channel Presents – In Character with Freddie Highmore

- HBO First Look- The Making of The Art Of Getting By

- Theatrical Trailer

- Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Wiesen

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