Product Description. Fatalistic teenager George Zingavoy (Freddie Highmore) is a master at just barely getting by. In fact, he's practically turned it into an art. The Art of Getting By stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as George, a lonely and fatalistic teen. George, the hero of "The Art of Getting By," is a high school senior who has decided to stop doing homework and paying any attention to tests. George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular. The Art of Getting By is a American romantic comedy-drama film starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam.