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The Art of Getting By Reviews

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June 24, 2011
I didn't laugh a lot and there were numerous bad music cues prompting me to feel something.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 31, 2011
Not funny, quirky, or particularly insightful.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2011
Feels a little far-fetched that this hip chick would have oddball George round to party on Manhattan's rooftops with her ultra cool friends, let alone grow to fancy him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 20, 2011
Another sad-sack ode to the allure that cigarettes and Albert Camus have to a very near-sighted kind of young American males.
June 16, 2011
If it's ultimately a failure then it's a well-meaning one - the kind made by people who care about storytelling and don't just want to blow things up for a living. We've already got one Michael Bay, and that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 17, 2011
This is anything but a Sundance sensation. It's just a grungy-dressed Tinseltown rom-com. And it's light on the "rom" and the only "com" is Yours Truly yelling, "AW, COM ON!" to the screen. (Full Content Parental Review also available)
June 15, 2011
A by-the-book "quirky" indie romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2011
It's another wan tale of an anti-social teen who finds himself irresistible to the sweetest, prettiest girl in school.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 4, 2013
Gets by. Barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2011
Ultimately it's just hard to warm to George or care a jot about his teenage angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2011
At the end, I was wondering, what is the point?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2011
Every scene, and nearly every moment, makes you wonder if Wiesen has talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 15, 2011
Even at 85 minutes, [it] feels longer than it should, enough so to feel much more like its original title: Homework.
June 17, 2011
The best thing I can say is, it's not that bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 1, 2011
A big yawn, bereft of drama, surprise or any discernible point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2011
Gavin Wiesen is cooking with a recipe in his screenplay, and it's a bland reheated one.
July 14, 2011
A flat and pretentious teen drama that rings false at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 17, 2011
There was not much to like from this film. The dialogue was bland; the story was lame and felt nothing like what real life is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
June 17, 2011
There's little art in it, and it doesn't get by.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2011
Freddie Highmore became famous as a child actor in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he's thoroughly unprepared for the challenges of an adult leading role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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