New Release: The Art of Getting By DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Format: DVD $29.99 and Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Art of Getting By movie scene

Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore ponder the possibilities in The Art of Getting By.

The Art of Getting By is a coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) set against the backdrop of very beautiful New York City.

The movie spins the tale of George (Highmore), a lonely and fatalistic high school teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, and Sally (Roberts), a popular but complicated gal who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. Might there be love in the air? Or maybe just a deep friendship and mutual respect?

Directed by Gavin Wiesen, The Art of Getting By offers a healthy roster of co-stars, including Rita Wilson (Jingle All the Way), Sam Robards (American Beauty), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight: New Moon).

Released on a limited basis to U.S. theaters in June, 2011 following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the film grossed $1.4 million at the box office.

The Blu-ray offers an extensive selection of bonus features, including the following:

● Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Wiesen
● New York Slice of Life
● On Young Love
● Fox Movie Channel Presents – In Character with Freddie Highmore
● HBO First Look- The Making of The Art Of Getting By
● Theatrical Trailer

Here’s the trailer:


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.