The Art Of Getting By


Weekends are usually my time act like a bum, water my one plant and watch movies from the past few years that I never went to go see. This weekend I watched The Art Of Getting By with Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore.

I went into the film thinking it was going to be one of those “trying to hard to be hipster New York City cool” movies with a few pretty faces. Plus, the last time I saw Freddie Highmore was in August Rush and damnit, he made me cry. I don’t think he’ll ever top that moment of being a musical prodigy. (I even got so suckered into August Rush that I bought the soundtrack.)

The Art Of Getting By turned out to be decent. I mean, it filled it’s purpose of giving me 2 hours of drinking tea and being lazy. Then it made me miss New York. So I started eating chocolate. Which was not the purpose of movie time at all.

Overall, my favorite parts had to be the semi-deep indie-like quotes that appeared sporadically throughout the film. Two of the said indie quotes that I enjoyed were “You can’t call yourself a painter if you don’t paint” and “As long as it’s honest and fearless.” I’m a total sucker for things like that.

Jury says: see it if you can find it for cheap (or free but you didn’t hear it from me) but don’t go out of your way to go find it unless you have a weird obsession with Emma Roberts. Personally, I still see her as Addie singer from Unfabulous singing her little theme song and fake playing the guitar.



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