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Trailer Watch: The Art of Getting By Stars Roberts, Highmore

by Anne Thompson
April 21, 2011 5:37 AM
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As promised, Fox Searchlight has supplied a new trailer for writer-director Gavin Weisen's recently retitled feature debut The Art of Getting By, starring Emma Roberts (a.k.a. Julia Roberts's niece), Freddie Highmore, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Rita Wilson, Blair Underwood, Alicia Silverstone and Sam Robards.

Previously titled Homework, Fox Searchlight picked up the film at Sundance (where it garnered some unfortunate early trade reviews, a sampling below) and will release it limited on June 17. Roberts' camp is trying hard to turn her into an indie darling, but if It's Kind of A Funny Story (a good movie from Half Nelson writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck) didn't do it, we doubt this will.

Moviefone:

"Your dog wouldn't eat it...It's like a Cliff's Notes version of every teen-centered Sundance comedy of the last decade."

THR:

"Superficially slick, depressingly conventional."

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  • darci | May 3, 2011 11:09 AMReply

    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.

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