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The Art of Getting By [Blu-ray]


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  • Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Nov. 29 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005PTMPYK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,392 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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By Jessica J on May 22 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I love all different kinds of teenager movies and I like Emma Roberts movies. This is not a long movie, but it was alright and since the price was right I had to add it to my collection. All in all its a good move and worth the buck.
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By Brian Maitland TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 29 2012
Format: DVD
As good as parts of this movie are, the other parts found my mind wandering to the old "SCTV" sketch where Lola Heatherton says to Mommy Theresa, Oh, don't you ever want to say sometimes "Get it together, people!"

Anyway, the chemistry between the two young actors is very good and the oddness patterns of speech and ways of talking of Freddie Highmore is understandable when you watch the sparse five minutes total of the two extras--he's English! Yeah, now that unplaceable American accent now makes some sense.

Yet too much of this was way too odd. Apparently in New York City no one cards high school students in bars or nightclubs. The musical choices on the soundtrack are interesting but, honestly, a bit twee and second division indie. I thought (SPOILER ALERT) Emma Roberts putting the moves on the painter "friend" in his 20s was a pretty dumb plot twist. Also, the cramming in of an entire year of homework assignments into three weeks was ridiculously unachievable. Plus the final project painting just did not fit Highmore's art up to that point. He goes from funky out-there fantasy style manga meets graphic novel to a straight very traditional portrait?

The performances worked, New York City as a "character" worked, but the plot was too inevitable. Of course, they end up together which is what we all want but the steps to get there at times seemed untrue and at others spot on.
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Format: DVD
I first found out about this movie from a GIF on the dashboard of my Tumblr. It was a short quote from the movie and it piqued my interest. I Google searched the quote and found a place on the internet to illegally watch this movie.
It was fairly good and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Freddie Highmore did an amazing job. He is probably one of my new favourite actors just because of this movie. I've also fallen in love with Emma Roberts. She has been in so many amazing movies, and this one is one of her tops.
The plot is a little boring, as this is a school love story, but it was something I liked.
If you like movies about depression and overcoming it with love, you have to see this.
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"The Art of Getting By" is a mixed-bag of a coming of age film, that is not for everyone. I experienced awkward ranges of emotions throughout the film... At the beginning of the film, most of the dialogue felt very pretentious...
The film was off beat... and "different". Some of the events was a bit farfetched to be believable or genuine and realistic. The film begins with little credibility as the plot follows an attractive upper-class high school girl that shows great interest in awkward, artistic loner boy classmate. (the film had attractive young leads)

Some of the acting (especially the adult actors) was a bit off, where the performance lacked conviction.

Though I must say that the film delivered a few thoughtful moments (that addressed the subject of unrequited love), that turned the film and the warmth eventually grew on me.

Later, the film felt like an art film, a student film rather... a bit abstract, that doesn't follow logic... but I discovered what made it worked (for me) was that it had soul!

I'm sure it was a small passion project,
I'm glad it was made and I had watched it.

For something more masterful in terms of coming of age romantic-comedy try (500) Days of Summer

Film rating: B
-Crofty
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Pender-ness on Jan. 26 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A friend recomended me watching it because of georges art work and how he wants to so it but doesnt know how , and the depression stages where in closes hom self out of the world , a friend said i rememnded her of the movie :)
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