We’re suckers for an indie rom-com, especially one that makes us wistfully nostalgic about our misfit teenage years. “The Art of Getting By,” out on DVD 11/29, is just that kind of film. Freddie Highmore (the now grown-up kid from “Finding Neverland”) is George, a fatalistic but artistically talented high school senior in New York City who is on the verge of failing. It’s only when he meets smart and beautiful Sally (played by Emma Roberts) that George slowly starts to find motivation to realize his potential. Sort of a modern day “My So-Called Life” meets John Hughes, “The Art of Getting By” is an endearing love story that’s not to be missed.
“The Art Of Getting By”