Movie info: The Art of Getting By stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as 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, who is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts – Scream 4), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. — (C) Fox Searchlight
Mars Review: There was not much to like from this film. The dialogue was bland; the story was lame and felt nothing like what real life is all about. Ultimately it’s just hard to warm to George or care a jot about his teenage angst. At the end, I was wondering, what is the point? There’s little art in it, and it doesn’t get by.
Stars: 1 out of 5