Film CapsulesTheater Listings

GUARANTEED FRESH as of Thursday April 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm Listings are for Friday 4/20 through Thursday 4/26

Wondering why times are missing?

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.