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The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 June 2011 (USA)
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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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Believing the quote that you are born alone, die alone and everything else is an illusion, George doesn't see the point of life, school, or homework. Then he meets Sally and he now has a reason to go to school and make friends, even if he's not ready to admit to himself or to her that he likes her. The school's principal and art teacher introduce him to an alumni, and successful artist, Dustin, who can help guide George along life's path, but other distractions start surfacing, and George might not even be able to graduate from high school. Written by napierslogs

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The toughest lesson is love. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying | See all certifications »

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$679,160, 17 June 2011, Wide Release

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$1,429,260, 10 July 2011
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Charlotte, Sally's mom gave birth to Sally when she was 16 years old. But in real life Elizabeth Reaser is 16 years older than Emma Roberts. See more »

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[I just feel like I'm full of shit, like I'm trying to be something that I'm not]
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Art of Getting By
10 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Art of Getting By. Being somewhat of an expert at this just getting by in life thing. I loved it. This is for the younger crowd and being an old man. I still got the drift of the plot. A good watch not to be missed. Are players in this film grow up, well there last year of school, they find what's important to them and go with it. Some facts in life are hard to face, and our fears sometimes overwhelm us in doing the things we want to the most.

Tho are parents at time will dive us to do thing we don't like, Doing right by yourself is what's best and shown here.

Not only do are two love struck kids grow up but so do their parents.

Very moving, I didn't shed a tear. It did bring to light what we take for granted.

8.5/10


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