The Art of Getting By parents guide

The Art of Getting By

Overall C+

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.

Release date June 17, 2011

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

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

Run Time: 83 minutes

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The Art of Getting By
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Art of Getting By rated PG-13? The Art of Getting By is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying.

Violence: A student lies to a teacher. A man and teen push and scuffle with one another resulting in an injury. A teen yells at his mother. Adults argue off screen.

Sexual Content: A woman, dressed in a nightgown, sees her lover out the front door. She makes a brief comment about their activities. Sketches and paintings of naked figures are seen briefly. A girl asks a boy to have sexual relations with her. She encourages him to sleep with many girls. Sexual activity is insinuated between teen couples and adult couples. Teens kiss passionately. A crude joke is made about a bodily function. A girl undresses in front of a boy (no nudity is seen).

Language: The script contains one strong sexual expletive used in a nonsexual context, infrequent swearing and some terms of Deity, along with brief sexual comments and some name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Teens smoke on school property and are threatened with suspension. Teens frequently drink in a club or bar setting. One character becomes drunk and vomits. Adult characters also drink at home. An adult offers alcohol to teens.

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The Art of Getting By
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Ontario G Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Art of Getting By"

Cast and Crew

The Art of Getting By is directed by Gavin Wiesen and stars Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Art of Getting By movie is November 29, 2011. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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.