I have finally decided that I should do some movie reviews since I work at a movie theater and all. I decided to start with this movie because I attended it twice in less than a week. What can I say? Im a sucker for chick flicks and this was definitely worth it. If you are looking for a perfect indie romantic (teen) film this is it!
Movie Info: The Art of Getting By stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, who is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts - Scream 4), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. — (C) Fox Searchlight
As the movie synopsis provides us with a quick summary of the movie I can not stress how much it was portrayed. Plenty of individualness (if that is even a word! LOL) and feelings depicted that I was left trying to close my mouth (due to the awe I experienced) because of the realness that I could relate to within the movie. Sure, not everyone has a love story but when I am able to relate to these movies I feel nostalgic about all those times you would try to get at that special one. I took multiple ideas or ideals itself from the movie and want to incorporate it into my own.
But for my own quick summary of the movie I would have to tell you that Freddie is just this kid who was never able to say what he wanted to say. He is an intelligent and artistic fatalist individual leaving nobody to really understand him. His way of thinking is brilliant and I could only envy people who carry so much intelligence yet be so straight forward with life. Freddie meets Sally and the sappy cliche of “boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, insert problems here, girl changes boy, and they finally fall in love” type plot.
I really enjoyed the movie but there were some downsides to it like any other. The movie seemed like it was rushed at the end which made me quite sad. Also the fact that there were many drinking scenes/clubbing scenes for them being seniors/graduates of high school, meaning they were 18 and drinking in public. That for a fact was not realistic especially when this movie takes place in New York.
One special note: I loved Emma Roberts in this film. I believe she played her part fantastically. Also her character made me think of why can’t we find girls like this in real life? It’s rare. HAHA! But anyways if you took the time to read this I thank you and definitely hope you enjoy the movie if you plan to watch it like I did. Until next one! Also if you wanted to see a preview. I’ll hook you up right here!
By Bronnie Ware (who worked for years nursing the dying)
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