Homework, the coming of age film that made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival in January, was recently renamed The Art of Getting By, and with its new title in place and a new trailer, it's ready it for its closeup. Set in NYC, the movie stars Freddie Highmore as precocious high school student George, who has slacked his way into his senior year, much to the chagrin of his teachers and advisors. He doesn't find much to get excited about besides art until he meets classmate Sally (Emma Roberts).
They become fast friends, showing each other their respective worlds, though it's obvious George is crushing on Sally from the moment he meets her. And as we do for every boy in a coming of age drama, we're left wondering if and how George will get the courage to act on his feelings. I'm a sucker for cute indie pieces like this, especially when you factor in the upbeat music in the preview (Peter Bjorn and John!). Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, and Alicia Silverstone round out the cast of the film, which is set for a June 17 release. To watch the trailer, just read more.