Watch The Art of Getting By
- 1 hr 24 min
Released in 2011, The Art of Getting By is a romantic-comedy movie produced by Daren Goldberg, and directed and written by Gavin Wiesen. The movie stars Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, and Elizabeth Reaser. The Art of Getting By grossed a Box Office hit of $1,400,000 and approximately runs 84 minutes. The plot begins with George, a pessimistic high school student on his fourth year played by Freddie Highmore. George is a talented artist, but is often tormented by the conceivable and inevitable realization that he will die at some point in time. He stops accomplishing his school responsibilities as he finds the task futile. Leading from this approach in life, George is placed on academic probation. The following day, George walks up to the school's rooftop and finds Sally, played by Emma Watson, smoking a cigarette. When a professor comes up the roof, George takes the cigarette from Sally and takes the blame. He is later approached by Sally, who appreciates what he did for her. And while George is reluctant at first to chat with Sally, he eventually talks to her. During Career Day, George encounters a young artist named Dustin. He is inspired by Dustin's perception about life. He convinces Sally to visit Dustin. During their visit, it becomes obvious that Dustin is romantically interested in Sally. Meanwhile, Sally and George begin to form an intriguing bond as they become very close friends. Later in school, George continues his destructive habit of not finishing up on his assignments. He fails to deliver an English term paper and is called to the principal's office. The principal gives him two options - either he will be kicked out or submit his undone homework up to the last piece, which George estimates to be a year worth of homework. Eventually, George chooses to be a responsible student and finishes all the homework he has failed to complete and submit over the past year.