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CastAlicia Silverstone, Emma Roberts, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson, Blair Underwood, Michael Angarano, Freddie Highmore, Elizabeth Reaser, Jarlath Conroy, Sophie Curtis
DirectorGavin Wiesen
Genre:  Romance
Release Date:  17 June 2011 (USA)
Screen WriterGavin Wiesen
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review by . December 30, 2011
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** out of ****    It's really a damn shame that Gavin Wiesen's "The Art of Getting By" doesn't end up being anything more than what the basic plot description suggests. The protagonist of the story is George (Freddy Highmore); an intellectual who staggers socially and - in the classroom - academically. His life is a great big mess both at home and at school. He fails to maintain a successful relationship with either his mother or his step-father; while both on and off school-grounds, …
review by . June 25, 2011
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Star Rating:         Characters in the depths of depression are iffy for me, especially when they’re teenagers. Sometimes, I’m able to empathize with them, to feel their pain, to understand why they feel alienated and misunderstood. At other times, they seem like little more than constructs of the stories they happen to be a part of – in other words, characters who have legitimate problems blown out of proportion for the sake of forcing an emotional …
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