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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. »


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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The Art of Getting By is rated PG-13: for thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying.

Director: Gavin Wiesen
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts
Studio: 2011 Fox Search Light Pictures
Website: Official site for The Art of Getting By.

Detailed Review

If the future lies in the hands of the rising generation then The Art of Getting By presents a gloomy forecast. George Zinavoy (Freddie Highmore) is a senior in high… 
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Why Is The Art of Getting By Rated PG-13?

Violence: A student lies to a teacher. A man and teen push and scuffle with… 
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One scene shows a can of Red Bull, suggesting a student is using it to… 
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