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The Art of Getting By

Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Emma Roberts (Hotel For Dogs) star in this obvious Sundance Film Festival graduate. First-time filmmaker Gavin Wiesen borrows a bit from Harold and Maude and a lot from the Noah Baumbach / Wes Anderson (The Squid and the Whale / Rushmore) school of young New York intellectual, coming-of-age filmmaking. Highmore is George, a depressed teen who--confronted with the inevitability of death--decides nothing is worth doing anymore. Like all teenagers these days, George lives in a fabulous Manhattan loft, reads Camus, listens to Leonard Cohen and speaks like the hip T.A. in a philosophy class at NYU. Naturally, he meets one of those pixyish dream girls (Roberts, not pixyish enough) who soon turns his life around. 84 minutes PG-13.