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The Art of Getting By

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Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore | ALL GROWN UP Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore in The Art of Getting By
Mark Schafer

The Art of Getting By

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
84 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/17/11
performer:
Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
genre:
Romance, PG-13

We gave it a D+

In writer-director Gavin Wiesen’s anti-Gossip Girl take on NYC high school dramas, Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) plays an artistically inclined teen who faces expulsion unless he completes a year’s worth of assignments in three weeks. He finds motivation in a popular classmate (Scream 4‘s Emma Roberts). Highmore, a London native, mastered an American accent for the role, practicing on set and off. Roberts didn’t hear her costar’s true voice until seeing him at Sundance this year: ”I was like, ‘I can’t even believe how British you are!”’ —Stephan Lee

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