Once again, Freddie Highmore is set to play an artistic talent, but this time he’s a little older and a little angstier.
There’s no need to talk about how difficult creating a sweet and sour movie about the frustrations of teens is because it’s a nearly impossible genre. However, this trailer for The Art of Getting By (formerly called Homework) sells the film on a lot of strengths.
I’d offer a synopsis, but, you know, the trailer sort of does that all on its own.
Check it out for yourself:
It appears as if all the darker Hughes-esque elements are there with the added benefit of a love triangle. It’s also always nice to see a story about youth finding something to say. Too often, those movies fail because of young people being as worldly as their parents. Highmore here seems to be in search of meaning. Hopefully the movie doesn’t get bogged down by it.
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