The Art Of Getting By
The Art Of Getting By - Trailer
Director Gavin WiesenYear 2011Genre(s) Romance
George is a senior at a private high school in New York. He has never done a day's work in his life and sees no point in trying to do anything because sooner or later he will die. When he should be working on assignments for school, he watches TV, listens to music or does anything that isn't what he should be doing. Despite never taking Art classes seriously, George shows talent at drawing and it's his favourite subject, but his untapped talent isn't enough to save him from the principal who puts him on academic probation due to constant slacking.
The teenage boy meets and falls for popular girl, Sally, after taking the blame for her smoking. Just as she introduces him to her life of parties and popularity, he introduces her to skipping school in favour of visiting art galleries and museums and eating noodles.
While at a career fair, George meets Dustin, who inspires George to pursue a career in art. As George and Dustin become better friends he introduces Dustin to Sally, who is instantly attracted to her but is reluctant to make a move as - even though he vehemently denies it - he sees George has feelings for her. Eventually Dustin and Sally become an item and it appears it's too late for George to share his real feelings with Sally. Whilst George battles with his feelings, he must also balance his unstable home and school life.
Directed by: Gavin Wiesen
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Rita Wilson, Sasha Spielberg, Marcus Carl Franklin, Ann Dowd, Blair Underwood, Ann Harada, Elizabeth Reaser, Andrew Levitas, Sam Robards and Alicia Silverstone.