TRAILER: Emma Roberts is a Muse in The Art of Getting By
The Sundance hit Homework, the Emma Roberts/Freddie Highmore film that Fox Searchlight snatched up the day of its premiere, is now retitled The Art of Getting By. Is the trailer worth analyzing? Ish. But you know what deserves more scrutiny? The fact that these stars look 11 and 8 respectively.
Look at Freddie Highmore in this trailer. Is Jorma Taccone his grandfather? When he wears that oversize trench coat, he looks like "grownup" Tommy Pickles in one of those dream sequence episodes of Rugrats. Wikipedia claims he was born in 1992, but I believe Hollywood simply conceived idea of Freddie Highmore then, and plan to evolve him from the fetal stage in early 2013.
Emma Roberts appears as likable and inoffensive as ever. Is there a 20-year-old with a more perfect set of chompers? Her teeth make me nervous. They're immaculately contoured. The molars, canines, and incisors form a perfect hyperbola. They're the Chris Daughtry sideburns of teeth. They can be invaluable tools in a Pre-Calculus class. Anyway, the movie looks OK.
Verdict: Too much elementary school youth and high school math on those faces.