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When the niece of one of the biggest actresses in the world and the protégé of one of the biggest actors in the world come together, you can expect they'll do more than just get by.
Of course, in "The Art of Getting By" (on DVD and Blu-ray this week), Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore do just that, but it's kind of the point.
Julia Roberts' relative and Johnny Depp's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" co-star play slackers and high school seniors trying to graduate by the skin of their teeth. When loner George meets Sally, he's inspired to broaden his horizons beyond skipping school and drawing all over test papers. He even goes to a party! With people there! Get More »
As George, Freddie Highmore has a lot of help coming of age in "The Art of Getting By," and one of his guides into the wide world of moneyed NYC teens is a hard-partying high schooler named Zoe Rubenstein.
"I have lots of slutty friends I could hook you up with," she tells the gloomy young guy lurking at her parent-free party in an amazing Manhattan apartment. Poor George doesn't know what hit him, but he's soon going to find out.
Don't be fooled by the bad-girl persona, though; Zoe's played by Sasha Spielberg, the daughter of E.T.'s daddy Steven. We're sure that he and mom Kate Capshaw won't stand for any shenanigans, even from an up-and-coming starlet like Sasha. Sasha appeared in Vanity Fair magazine's "Growing Up Hollywood" feature in 2009 alongside other celebrity progeny, and has been linked to Max Winkler, son of "Happy Days" legend Henry and the writer/director of the dramedy "Ceremony." Get More »
Well, well -- look at what a few years will do. Seems like just yesterday Freddie Highmore was scampering around movies like "Finding Neverland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as a sweet, precocious youngster. But in "The Art of Getting By," co-starring Emma Roberts, he's back and (almost) all grown up.
We're overjoyed to see the fantastically talented Highmore return to the limelight, and more to the point, join the legion of famous former child stars who've reinvented their careers as adults. Check out the members of this esteemed club.
First, before we talk about MTV's cool new exclusive clip from "The Art of Getting By," we need to give this important disclaimer: we certainly do not support cutting class. That would be irresponsible of us, of course. Stay in school, kids!
But... if we did support cutting class -- just hypothetically, of course, because we would never do that -- we might really dig this new clip over at MTV that features an all-growed-up Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") playing hooky with Emma Roberts and explaining to her his special rules for cutting class.
Not that we think that's a good idea. No sir. But if for some reason you do decide to cut class -- or have ever cut class before -- you'll want to check this out. Just, you know, for informational purposes and not to immediately emulate this fun, carefree behavior. Because that would be wrong.
"The Art of Getting By" premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival under the guise of "Homework," but after Fox Searchlight bought the film, they changed the name for its June 17 release.
Makes sense -- what kid wants to see a movie called "Homework" during the summer?
Much like the name change, the debut trailer for "The Art of Getting By," which premiered over at MTV, shifts its focus away from the movie's academic throughline and centers itself squarely on the complicated romance endured by its three leads, Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano. Get More »