Freddie Highmore in the Official Trailer for 'The Art Of Getting By'

April 21, 2011
Source: MTV

The Art Of Getting By Trailer

"Find something you've never had the courage to say before…" Fox Searchlight has debuted a trailer for The Art of Getting By, an indie formerly titled Homework, starring Freddie Highmore as a slacker and Emma Roberts, with Michael Angarano. I saw this charming coming-of-age flick at Sundance, with an all-grown-up (or at least high school age) Freddie Highmore, the kid from Finding Neverland, remember him? It was just okay, but since this is Searchlight, the trailer sells it really well, even I want to see it again. The embed is from MTV so, unfortunately, there's a mandatory ad - sorry. Otherwise, enjoy, it's pretty good!

Watch the first official trailer for Gavin Wiesen's The Art Of Getting By via MTV:

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

The Art Of Getting By, formerly known as Homework, was both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Gavin Wiesen, who's making his feature debut after a short film in 2008 called Kill the Day. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it was picked up by Fox Searchlight. The indie studio will be releasing The Art Of Getting By in limited theaters starting on June 17th this summer.

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Yes please.

Eric on Apr 21, 2011


Well......theres the whole movie right there. Freddie is really giving me a jessie Eisenberg vibe right now

Moviekidmike on Apr 21, 2011


you know.. i read a lot of comments about trailers showing the whole plot of a film. i tended to disregard them.... but geez louise.... that was ridiculous. i really dont feel the need to see the film now. but... i do like the vibe highmore is giviing off... and im glad he's is segueing nicely into adult film.

duane on Apr 21, 2011


:X film... XD

JL on Apr 21, 2011


I like it. Loved the overcoat indoors scene. To me it resembled how many people in our society blindly follow silly, arbitrary rules.

Neuromancer on Apr 21, 2011


Or just a bunch of people trying to be unique when really they are just being idiots. Take off your coat.

Chad on Apr 22, 2011


I know this will be a horrible stereotype of every teen love story ever made, but I cannot help but like it. I guess I am just a sucker for these type of films. Losers get the girls (in films).

DAVIDPD on Apr 21, 2011


I like layers...

kitano0 on Apr 21, 2011


new title, same shit.

Monkey man on Apr 21, 2011


freddie highmore the underdog? seriously???! he looks so boring

Nofreddie on Apr 21, 2011


freddie and emma are gonna be the stars of tmrw. looks really good.

A.B. on Apr 21, 2011


MTV players are shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. First of they have adverts before the fooking advert, then most of the time the video won't play. Sort it out or I'm quitting this internets forever. Yahahahhahahahaaa

Crapola on Apr 21, 2011


I know, I know... I'll see if I can update it to YouTube instead so everyone can watch it. Check back soon. 😉

Alex Billington on Apr 21, 2011


Just kidding man, I think it may be country based, the outside of USA message comes up on the linked video. I wonder if the film companies don't pay enough any more for trailers so they have to subsidise them with adverts for bad tv?

Crapola on Apr 22, 2011


Oh my god this looks terrible. And seriously can't Emma Roberts play a different character, like, ever? Its pretty sad when the most unique roll in your repitoire of films is Fuckin Nancy Drew.

Scott of the Antarctic on Apr 21, 2011


hmm not bad

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


hmm not bad

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


Hipster shit.

M.K. Nielsen on Apr 21, 2011


i'm in. though it could do without emma roberts 😐

fem!anon on Apr 21, 2011



buttwagon on Apr 30, 2011


I'm really excited for this film. I love Emma Roberts, and it looks like she plays a great character...hope it lives up to the trailer. Also, this trailer had so much good music! Can anybody help me ID the song that's playing when they're dancing? I loved it. The only song I already knew was "Trial of the Century" by French Kicks, which plays over the second half of the trailer, but all the other songs were really cool....I'll probably end up buying this soundtrack.

Darci on May 3, 2011

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