The Sundance hit formerly known as “Homework” now has its first official trailer, under its new title “The Art of Getting By”. Starring Freddie Highmore as an art student without much of an artistic voice and Emma Roberts as the dream girl who inevitably becomes his muse, the film was snatched up by Fox Searchlight on the day it premiered in Park City.
The glaring problem we see from this first trailer is that the kids, particularly Highmore, look nowhere near old enough to be going through the romantic teen angst that embroils their characters. The only true moments of romantic tension seem to occur between Roberts and Michael Angarano, who comes on the scene as a 20-something mentor to Highmore’s young artist, making a much more age-appropriate coupling, at least visually, and as far as we can tell from two minutes and twenty seconds of montage clips.
“The Art of Getting By” releases in theaters on June 17th.