Fox Searchlight have releasedthe trailer for indie coming of age drama THE ART OF GETTING BY formerly known as Homework starring British actor Freddy Highmore (Astroboy), Emma Roberts (Scream 4). George (Highmore) is a bit of a slacker in High School and prefers to doodle/draw, skipping class and be in his own little world, Sally (Roberts) she’s pretty much the same but like any love story complications make it difficult for both to show there true feelings.
Some of you might find it hard to beleive Freddy Highmore was the little kid fortunate enough to get a goldren wrapper in Tim Burton’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory or even the little one from Finding Neverland. As for his American accent, im unsure, what do any of the American readers of the blog think? The movie played this years Sundance mixed reviews but thats the great thing about movies we all have our tastes some things we like you dont like, vice versa!
The Art Of Getting By also stars Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Alicia Silverstone, Blair Underwood, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson, no word on a UK/Irish release date but the movie will get a limited release in USA on June 17th.
George (Freddie Highmore), a smart teenage loner, has made it to his senior year despite the fact that he has never completed an assignment. Enter Sally (Emma Roberts), the school beauty, who hides her melancholy behind the protective mask of popularity. An unlikely connection blooms as these kindred spirits bond over their troubled parental relationships. With his education hanging by a thread, George concedes to let Dustin mentor him. Dustin is a successful artist, and he’s 25 years old—finally, someone George can respect! With Sally and Dustin by his side, George blossoms and dares to look toward the future. But George soon learns that life and love have a way of dashing dreams as rites of passage and mounds of homework threaten to do him in on the eve of his graduation. Buoyed by a gifted cast, Gavin Wiesen’s accomplished first feature is a winningly perceptive drama that breathes fresh life into the beloved coming-of-age genre.