Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Gifts for Teens–The Art of Getting By, Starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore (Review)






Get caught up in the story of an aspiring young artist and a “popular” girl who find themselves in a charming yet unconventional high school romance.  A Sundance Film Festival favorite, THE ART OF GETTING BY is a delightful coming-of-age film set against the backdrop of New York City. Experience the beauty and emotional depth of THE ART OF GETTING BY on Blu-ray and DVD November 29th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 

George (Freddie Highmore, Golden Compass, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, What’s Wrong with Virginia), a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

THE ART OF GETTING BY features stellar performances by an all-star supporting cast, including Michael Angarano (Almost Famous), Rita Wilson (Jingle All the Way), Sam Robards (American Beauty), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight: Breaking Dawn), and Blair Underwood (“Dirty Sexy Money”).

Special Features:

*New York Slice of Life

*On Young Love

*Theatrical Trailer

*Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Wiesen

The Blu-ray version also includes:

*Fox Movie Channel Presents--In Character with Freddie Highmore

*HBO First Look--The Making of The Art Of Getting By

The Art of Getting By is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying.

My Thoughts:

This is a great coming of age movie for teens to watch.  The stellar cast which includes Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore really make this movie worth seeing.  I had lost track of Freddie Highmore after I saw him in Willy Wonka and August Rush, so it was refreshing to see another young actor make it in the business from child star to young adult star.  The storyline is similar to all other young tween/teen movies of love and life, but after watching this movie, it really breathed life into this dull teen love story movies that are out there, making this overly enjoyable to watch.  And, tweens and teens will want to watch it because Emma And Freddie are in it.


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Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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