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The Art of Getting By

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Original title
The Art of Getting By (Homework)
Year
Running time
80 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Gavin Wiesen
Music
Alec Puro
Cinematography
Ben Kutchins
Cast
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Producer
Fox Searchlight Pictures / Gigi Productions / Mint Pictures / Atlantic Pictures / Goldcrest Pictures
Genre
Romance. Comedy | Friendship. Schools & University. Romantic Comedy. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
2011: Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize
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