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A scene from the movie The Art of Getting By
Genre Romance
Running Time 83 min
MPAA rating PG-13
Release Date Jun 17, 2011
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The Art of Getting By

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

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June 17, 2011 - Boston.com - Ty Burr/Globe Staff

"The Art of Getting By," a drama about a Manhattan high school misfit, is the first feature written and directed by Gavin Wiesen, and I’m betting it’s pretty personal. Ironically, that’s probably why it feels so generic, as if made from the common denominator of a million teenage journals. To paraphrase Tolstoy (or, really, to mash up Tolstoy with J.D. Salinger), all unhappy adolescences are alike — or at least they look that way when condensed into 90-odd minutes of privileged self-pity.

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