The Art of Getting By: Movie Review

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Man, why did I wait four years to see this film? This movie did less than stellar n the box office when it was first released but as you read through film critiques since it hit online media it can only be described as equivalent to the works of Perks of being a wallflower. The protagonist George is living through an existential crisis at the age of seventeen. He can’t be helped with therapy or modern medicine, he floats by on the outside of the world around him. His peers only know him as the boy who sits behind a pen and paper wasting days drawing in textbooks until a blond beauty tries to figure him out. They skip school together with four crucial rules, Have fun, cut on occasion to save the ‘specialness’, when you miss school educate yourself in other ways – find the culture around you, and noodles. In a world wind romance that was moderately cliche with the perfect pinch of awkward teenage hormones they begin to fall for each other but in true teen romcom fashion both put off their feeling as purely platonic until the last ten minutes of the film.

Will they end up together or will George’s older artistic mentor slip in after promising to stay away and steal Sally’s heart, better yet will George even graduate?

Well done, hats off to the director Gavin Wiesen. 8.5/10

Rating: 8.5/10

Check it out my lovelies, promise you won’t be disappointed I think I might actually by the hard DVD on this one.

xoxo

-Ana

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